1927 Rolls-Royce 20HP Saloon Review - ToyBox

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine, Photography by: Alex Affat

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1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek front side 1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek front side
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1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek spirit of ecstacy 1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek spirit of ecstacy
1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek interior doors 1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek interior doors
1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek interior front 1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek interior front
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1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek engine 1927 Rolls Royce Lorbek engine
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Ride like royalty in this vintage coach-built Rolls-Royce, with a lot of history

Pre-war vintage cars enjoy a niche but incredibly passionate base of enthusiast owners, and offer an unmatched experience for their glimpse into the opulence and luxury of yesteryear.

This 1927 Rolls-Royce 20HP Series K Saloon comes with quite a history, and presents in fantastic condition.

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Finished in Old English White and Burgundy over brown Connolly leather interior and complimented by hand-crafted wood work; the old Rolls’ is believed to have been owned by just 6 custodians since it was delivered new to Joseph Cockshott & Co Ltd in Manchester, UK.

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The car was re-bodied by Southern Motors in 1932, as the original owner preferred the vertical grille of the later Rolls-Royce Motor cars. Beneath however, the car features the correct 3.1lt inline-six and four-speed manual.

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The car was restored around 15 years ago, which saw the interior fully reupholstered in the current Connelly hide leather; and features an oversized sunroof and various other period details. The car is mentioned in the Rolls-Royce Bible, and is supported by paperwork and invoices totalling thousands of dollars – most recently undergoing extensive engine work at Victoria’s Crank Start Engineering, ensuring the car is turn-key ready.

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More recently history shows that the car was flown to Kuala Lumpur in 2007 to celebrate their 50th year of independence, as well as the King’s birthday and the Malaysian Grand Prix. Shortly thereafter, the car was featured on the cover of an Indonesian travel magazine.

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The 1927 Rolls-Royce was recently on offer at Melbourne’s Lorbek Luxury Cars, for $89,990, however we are told that has recently been sold. If you’d like to contact them regarding other vehicles, they are reachable on 03 9646 7100.

 

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