1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Limousine

Continuing the lineage of ‘compact’ Rolls-Royces that commenced with the ‘Twenty’ model in 1922, the extensively refined 25/30hp variant made its entrance in 1936. This newcomer represented a progression from the preceding 20/25hp model, which had made its debut in 1929.

Noteworthy updates included an enlarged (from 3,127 to 3,699cc) and more potent cross-flow iteration of the six-cylinder, overhead-valve engine from its predecessor. The evolution toward more substantial coachwork ultimately drove Rolls-Royce to reevaluate the 20/25 model. By increasing the engine capacity to 4,257cc, the necessary power augmentation was achieved. Furthermore, the adoption of a Stromberg carburettor and SU fuel pumps, in line with the emerging trend of employing more proprietary components, characterized the new 25/30 model.

The latest Rolls-Royce 25/30 retained the remarkable craftsmanship and excellence of its immediate forerunner in all aspects. Its production endured until 1939, during which time 1,201 vehicles were meticulously crafted.

Source: Bonhams