Rolls-Royce 20/25 1930 Park Ward with Tickford roof GDP17

1930 Rolls-Royce Other

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Other
Type: Convertible
Year: 1930
Mileage: 82131
VIN: GDP17
Cylinders: 6
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Deerfield, Illinois, United States
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1930 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Park Ward Limousine with Tickford convertible roof, chassis GDP17Engine T6MPark Ward body number 3373Registration GF1566

First delivered in 1930 to Captain Frederick Charles Vernon-Wentworth, probably of Blackheath, Friston, Saxmundham, Suffolk, (British aristocrats always have graphic, evocative addresses) also an owner at one point of two other 20/25s, GXO94 and GBJ66.
The chassis card notes stipulate lower springing as a roof rack was to be fitted but instead Park Ward commissioned Tickford to add a fully collapsing roof, an addition that still thrills the observer as it can be opened and closed in an unusual but highly effective manner.
Imported by Tom Warth to Duluth, Minnesota in 1962 having bought the car from Major L.H. Corke of Plant (?) Hall, Hadleigh, Suffolk for UK Pounds 162.
Rolls-Royce chassis plate, Park Ward body plate, Tickford plate and even presumably the plate of the first vendor, Vincents of Reading, all present.
A new cylinder head was recently imported from England and is now fitted to the car, so one of the most expensive potential issues in the ownership of a 20/25 has been resolved.
Many correct period tools are included with the car. Rear compartment comes with very attractive wood and full leather in excellent condition. Two folding jump seats
Running and driving very well, the car is complete and has great structure and body integrity.A full convertible that will delight all.
A video, demonstrating the roof mechanism and showing the car in motion, can be seen at:
https://youtu.be/mWmosa2TO-o
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