Chassis number: GXM33
Registration number: J88332 Jersey
About to arrive back with us after a decade long Sojourn in the sunny climes of Jersey. This car is identical to that of Chassis number GMP62 found in Daltons authoritative work on Rolls Royce Coach Work. The razor edge brougham styling to the rear gives the car a very very period look more in place in the teens & 1920's then the late 1930's.
The car has in the last 10 years covered very limited mileage on high days & holidays due to the limited confines of the island of Jersey where it has resided. Prior to this the car resided without turning a wheel for two decades in the Rolls Royce heritage museum in Derby from where we recomissioned it when we previoulsy handled the car.
During comissioning the one shot system was rebuilt, Brakes attended to, Engine fully serviced, sludge traps cleaned out, gear box oil replenished, steering attended to, timing set to factory spec etc etc etc. A new clutch was also fitted. Prio to the Rolls Royce musem the car was a denizen of South Africa, again on display, the sunny dry climes of which account for the cars remarkable state of preservation.
The car is painted in a fetching shade of yellow over black with the paint being older but in good order. The front of the car is black leather in typical hooper style. To the rear is original bedford cord in super condition extending to the occasional seats that fold out of the bulkhead containing the division. The woodwork to front & rear is again a signature of Hooper being of quarter sawn & matched dark Macassar ebony in wonderful order.
Depsite the Brougham styling to the rear of the car the chauffeurs quarters are covered by a sedanca roof to keep the driver dry on less then clement days. Ace wheel discs are fitted all round including the running board mounted spare. Twin trumpet horns adorn the front of the car. The ride control is the best working example of which I have come across giving an instant & noticeable adjustment to the cars gait when moved from hard to soft or Vice Versa.
We will fly over to collect the car and take it back on the boat the moment Covid conditions allow free travel from the Channel Islands. It will receive a full service upon arrival at our workshops.
Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) 7967 260673