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Thrupp & Maberly Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Coupe #GWP3 1930
Thrupp & Maberly Rolls-Royce 20/25HP Coupe #GWP3 1930
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Introduced in the spring of 1936, the 25/30 joined the 20/25, then replaced it within a year. The main difference was an increase in displacement to 4,257 cc for better performance. Estimated to produce some 115 bhp, it propelled the car to about 120 km/h. All Rolls-Royces of the time were delivered as a rolling chassis to be dressed by the many coachbuilders around.

The 20/25 HP in this gallery, chassis GWP3, wears a sporty Coupe body by Thrupp & Maberly with step plate running boards and cycle fenders. The first owner was G.L. Turner of London, England. It was imported to British Columbia, Canada in 1964 by Randy Chase. It was his pride and joy for many years. In 1992 Mr. Chase moved to Santa Barbara where the car remained in his possession until he died about eight years ago. The car then became part of a small local collection. As all 20/25 HPs were custom built, this Coupe is quite likely to be a one-off.

Source: www.charlescrail.com


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