Rolls-Royce 20HP, 20/25, 25/30 & Wraith In Detail: 1922-1939

Rolls-Royce 20HP, 20/25, 25/30 & Wraith In Detail: 1922-1939

by Nick Walker

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Overview

In 1922 Rolls-Royce introduced their new 20hp model, known as the Twenty, the first in a family of what are now called the “Small Horsepower” cars. The plan was to offer a more manageable, less expensive model than the mighty 7-litre Silver Ghost, one intended for the owner-driver rather than for the chauffeur, yet with all the quality and refinement of the bigger cars. The Twenty and its succeeding models was a success. All these models enjoy a very strong following today. More than 10,000 were made, and many survive today. These cars had an astounding range of coachwork types and styles by practically every coachbuilder in Britain along with many in Europe, the United States and elsewhere, many examples are illustrated in this book. After outlining the development of Rolls-Royce’s project for a smaller car, the author provided a detailed technical description of the Twenty,. For owners, present and prospective, there are chapters on using the cars today and on the practicalities of ownership, including advice on parts availability, maintenance and preservation.. It is illustrated with some 70 color and 150 black-and-white photographs.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906133122
Publisher: Herridge & Sons Ltd.
Publication date: 02/15/2010
Series: In Detail Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Nick Walker studied engineering at Cambridge, but then pursued a career in business management and marketing. He is Honorary Librarian of the Vintage Sports-Car Club, Honorary Archivist of SAE-UK (formerly IBCAM), and a member of the Society of Automotive Historians. His special allegiance is to the Alvis marque, and he has owned examples bodied by both Vanden Plas and Cross & Ellis as well as serving as Chairman of the Alvis Owner Club. Now retired, he has in recent years written a number of books and articles on automotive history.

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