For Sale: 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 in Hilton, New York

Vehicle Description

Nicely specified, driver quality example benefitting from an older restoration Believed to be one of 1,201 examples Presented in striking light blue over white with black wire wheels and tan Connelly Hyde leather upholstery (Recently Done) 4.3-liter, inline, six-cylinder engine with single Stromberg carburetor Four-speed manual transmission with rare for the period, factory synchromesh on the third and fourth gears Stopping power provided by the famous, mechanically assisted drum brakes, licensed by Rolls-Royce from Hispanos-Suiza for the 25/30 Equipped with manual sunroof, wire wheels with optional solid wheel covers, Lucas P100 "flamethrower" headlamps, and unique boot-mounted spare tire Accompanied by an assortment of factory tools, a copy of the original build sheet, and a service invoice from 2019, and an ownership card The Rolls-Royce 25/30 was produced between 1936 and 1938 and served as a replacement to the successful 20/25 released in 1929. The inspiration and impetus for the 25/30 was the need and desire for increased power to carry the large (heavy), elegant, and custom coachwork. The 3,669cc inline-6 cylinder engine was bored out to 4,257cc, while the stroke remained the same. It used a 6:1 compression ratio, the magneto ignition was dropped (a standby coil was provided), and a single proprietary Stromberg downdraught carburetor replaced the Rolls-Royce unit. The engine was built in unit with the four-speed gearbox and synchromesh was installed on third and top gears. Stopping power was provided by four-wheel drums with a mechanical servo under license of Hispano-Suiza. The riveted chassis had a 132-inch wheelbase was suspended by a rigid axle with half-elliptic springs and hydraulic dampers. At the front was a Rolls-Royce radiator with a triangular top and thermostatically controlled vertical louvers. Coachwork was left to independent coachbuilders including Park Ward, Hooper, Thrupp & Maberly, Arthur Mulliner, and H.J. Mulliner & Co. After 1,201 examples had been produced, Rolls-Royce replaced the 25/30 with the Wraith which entered production in 1938 and continued into a year later with 491 units built. The Wraith was larger than its predecessor and rested on a 136-inch wheelbase with a length of 203 inches and powered by the same 4,257cc straight-6 engine found in the 25/30, but with a cross-flow cylinder head. Synchromesh was on the second, third, and fourth gear and retained the right-hand change. Production was disrupted due to World War II and when peacetime resumed, the company's first post-war model was the Silver Wraith, produced from 1946 to 1958. Armrests - Dual Front, Moonroof, Leather Seats

Vehicle Details

  • 1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30
  • Listing ID: CC-1583035
  • Price: $32,500
  • Location:Hilton, New York
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:25/30
  • Exterior Color:Ice Blue / White
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:94953
  • Stock Number:1411
  • VIN:000000000000GTL11

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6 Upton St
Hilton, NY 14468
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