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 Post subject: 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:18 pm 
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I have hit a brick wall while researching my museum's 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC ) and would appreciate any and all information that you good readers may have.

I have purchased the build history which showed the car being shipped to Kellner for the buyer Mr. Lit in 1926. Outside of this information, I know next to nothing about the car titled by Ralph G Burhart in 1961.

I would really like to know about the updates on the car. For instance, the skirted fenders, when would this change have been added.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!


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 Post subject: Re: 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:27 pm 
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A few questions:
1. I have the original body down as a Cabriolet: this seems to be a Limousine de Ville.
2. The style of the whole body is more modern than a 1926 body would be. I think it is safe to assume it has been rebodied at some time.
3. When supplied, export cars would have a louvred bonnet. This hasn't.
Based on the picture shown I have little further to go on.


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 Post subject: Re: 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC)
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:40 pm 
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1. I have the original body down as a Cabriolet: this seems to be a Limousine de Ville.

-The build history had Cabriolet written but it was crossed out an "enclosed" was written.

2. The style of the whole body is more modern than a 1926 body would be. I think it is safe to assume it has been rebodied at some time.

-I have assumed that it has been modified, but to what extent???
-I have read Kellner had a tag on their bodies, where was this generally located?

3. When supplied, export cars would have a louvred bonnet. This hasn't.
-You right it doesn't.
-Do you think this could be a whole new body made to look like a Kellner? I really do not have much to go on either.


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 Post subject: Re: 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:31 pm 
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There generally is a label on the outside (side of the body) with French bodies stating the builder (Kellner) and a number. Do you have side views of this car?
Was this car delivered in France, or was it supplied to a foreign customer? Quite a few were supplied to other nationals who lived in France for a while. Lots of French bodied cars were rebodied: fashion dictated that, or a different body was required at a certain moment by either a new owner or the same owner in a different country.


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 Post subject: Re: 1926 Rolls-Royce (12 DC)
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:08 pm 
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I have seen other pics elsewhere
describing the body as being by Holbrook. That I find quite likely to be the case, as a second body. At the same tiem I have noted that many of the instruments fitted are the American variety usually found on Springfield, USA produced chassis, which were most likely fitted when the current body was fitted , in the thrirties.


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