1929 Rolls-Royce 20hp Hooper Landaulette (1929)




Chassis No. GVO26        
A lovely example of a late 20hp, correctly fitted, amongst other changes introduced during the model's seven year lifespan, with vertical shutter radiator and 19" wheels. The handsome coachwork is smart, sound and in excellent condition throughout, nicely finished in dark blue & black, with excellent black leather to the front compartment & beige cloth to the rear, including the folding occasional seat. Other appealing aspects of the car include a lovely set of correct instruments, a silver-cased vanity mirror, scent bottles and a book match holder, also silver. In all, very nicely appointed. Mechanically too, all is well cared for & performing as it should. The car has been owned for seven years by an enthusiast who has enjoyed using it, including a 3,000 mile, trouble-free European tour. A staggering £114,000 has been spent on maintenance and repairs over that time, all documented in a substantial history file, which also includes invoices for work carried out during the 1980s and 1990s, and a long run of MoT certificates. Offered serviced, prepared and newly MoT tested.

Chassis No. GVO26                    Reg No. UV4918        
Snippets: The Mysterious Roberts Family
Mr & Mrs William Roberts address was No. 1 Strathray Gardens in the stylish area of Belsize Park, Hampstead Heath (part of the Eton College estate); their names are recorded in “Webster’s Royal Red Book” from 1900 to 1920 & in the 1937 edition of Kelly’s Royal Blue Book.  Although little is known of the Roberts family they certainly had interesting neighbours including:  Nr. 2 Theodore F. Althaus (Stockbroker), Nr. 4 William Raylor Reddan ( Draper to the Nobility inc Winston Churchill & Princess Mary), Nr. 5 Robert Mills Welsford (Lawyer & Titled family), Nr. 6 Charles Henry Sargant (High Court Judge), Nr. 7 Otto Bacharach, Nr. 9 George Jurgens (born Helmuth Alexander Gregor, a Russian Wine Importer), Nr. 10 Hermann Louis Sternberg (Stockbroker & Musician) and at Nr. 12  Basil Edwin Lawrence (Lawyer & advocate of Women’s Property).  The spacious properties in Strathray Park were designed by Harry Bell Measures (1862/1940) and by Amos Francis Faulkner (1867/1940) who were the in-house architects for William Willett – the advocate for daylight saving time!  It’s not know how long GVO26 was with the Roberts family but in September 1938 an advert appeared in the Hampstead News for “A young experienced Chauffeuse: drive owner’s car, anytime, anywhere”.........
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  • Year: 1929
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Convertible
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

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