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1926 Rolls-Royce 20hp Rippon D-back Limousine.

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A charming example, full of character, with interesting features such as ‘V’ windscreen, scuttle-mounted sidelights, low level RB50 headlights, 'diver's helmet' tail lights, correct, 23” wheels (including the spare, with option to mount on the side or on the rear), a John Barker trunk on the rear, and a roof vent in the rear compartment. The coachwork is tall and formal, still in its original black & white colour scheme, with styling typical of Rippon. The car was with one owner for 32 years from the mid eighties, leaving his custody in 2017. Comes with a run of MoT certificates going back to 1986. We re-commissioned the car five years ago, work which included a re-bore, new pistons, various peripheral engine work and in 2020 we fitted a complete new set of five 32x4 tyres and inner tubes. Clean & smart, in fine fettle, running very sweetly, driving well, serviced, and MoT tested until February 2023.


  • Chassis No. GCK7
  • Reg No. CX 7659
  • Price £45,000
  • Finance



Snippets: The Walker Family – Mills & a Military Cross

Herbert Walker (1871/1933) was a scion of the Walker family from Huddersfield who owned several textile mills including Woodhouse Mill in Huddersfield & fabric dyeing works in Halifax. When Herbert’s father, John Lee Walker died in 1905 he left £66,842 – a sum that today that would be in excess of £7million! Two of Herbert’s earlier relatives had served as Mayors of Huddersfield - Arthur Walker 1878/80 & John Lee Walker during 1895/97. Herbert’s cousin Captain John Walker Clapham served with the West Riding Regiment during WWI and was twice court marshalled (drunkenness & drinking out of hours followed at a later date of being AWOL & escaping from lawful custody!) however, in 1917 Capt. Clapham was awarded the Military Cross for his conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty. The Captain obviously had a rebellious streak as in 1939 he was fined £25 for dangerous driving and on another occasion fined £5 for assaulting a police officer! Herbert Walker died in June 1933 aged just 62 during his stay at the Hotel Metropole in Brighton; his widow Catherine and his cousin Capt John Walker Clapham were the executors of his estate (some £137,000 which at today’s rate would be circa £9m). It is not known how long the car was with the family for but the chassis cards show that in 1955 GCK7 was with John Hopkins of Arkley in Hertfordshire.


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