Lot #122

1929 Rolls-Royce 20 Shooting Brake

  • Auction Estimate
    $70,000 - $90,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
    1929
  • Make
    Rolls Royce
  • Model
    20
  • Style
    Shooting Brake / Woody
  • VIN #
    GX03
  • Mileage
    19,587
  • Exterior Color
    Green
  • Interior Color
    Wood
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Engine Size
    20 hp
  • Transmission
    4 Speed Manual

Price Realized: Passed

Details

This 1929 Rolls-Royce, # GX03, is a fine example of a Rolls Royce 20. Marketed by Rolls-Royce as their small car, the 20 was intended for the “owner-driver.” Many were purchased by estates and/or chauffeurs to be used as an around-the-town and estate vehicle. This 1929 Rolls Royce “Shooting Brake” 20 was re-bodied by Alpe & Saunders coach builders of Surrey England in the 1950’s. At that time the bonnet was also slightly lengthened and the engine was rebuilt. New tires were installed in 2006. As a body style, the term shooting brake combines late 19th century British terminology. “Shooting Brake” generally referred to a vehicle used to carry shooting parties and their game, the term “brake” commonly referred to a chassis used to break-in spirited horses. As the automobile emerged, the term brake was applied to an automobile chassis as well. The term was later applied to custom made wagons by high-end coach builders, and generally referred to as “estate wagons.” This vehicle is sold with a title.

Consignment Ratings*

  • Engine
    Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
*The following ratings were provided by the consignor, based on a scale of 'Poor', 'Fair', 'Good', 'Very Good' or 'Excellent'. (Excellent = 100% restored)