Rolls-Royce’s ‘small’ car, known as the 20hp, was introduced in 1922 with a 3,127cc six-cylinder engine, as the post-World Way I recession intersected increasing labor and materials costs to price the venerable Silver Ghost out of the market. It foreshadowed many of the developments that would appear a few years later in the New Phantom, notably pushrod operated overhead valves, a one-piece cylinder block and open driveshaft. In 1929 a larger bore increased the engine size to 3,675cc in the 20/25. Major changes in crankshaft and flywheel design and increases in compression ratio made the 20/25 faster, capable of sustained continuous speeds of over 60mph, and smoother. Four-wheel brakes with Rolls-Royce’s famed gearbox-driven servo were more than up to the engine’s increased performance. Now with a taller radiator and vertical shutters, appearance was closer to the Phantom, making the 20/25 a pleasing alternative to the much larger and more expensive Phantom. Lighter weight and compact (by R-R standards) commended the 20/25 to owner-drivers who wanted more sporting driving but were unwilling to compromise Rolls-Royce luxury.
That is where this lovely 1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25hp Sports
left-hand-drive 1934 rolls-royce 20 25 saloon silver leather restored sunroof rolls royce rwd luxury 4-seater 2wd
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