1934 Rolls-Royce 20/25 Windovers Saloon.
Partially dismantled and in need of restoration or re-bodying, this car offers a great deal of potential at a sensible price. The car is in good running order, can be driven around our yard (see video), with a sweet sounding engine and is complete & correct mechanically. At some point an attempt at refurbishment has been made, which included a poorly executed brush-painting of just the left hand side of the car! You will see from the photos that half is blue & black, the other half white! Presumably, this was done because of the way the car was parked in its garage, the right hand side being inaccessible. The doors and rear wings have been removed , the interior has been stripped. Much more than just a running and driving chassis, and complete with a good radiator, lamps, correct instruments, etc, etc, and should you choose to create new coachwork, much of the existing body may well be of use. A rare opportunity, and something to get stuck into.
- Chassis No. GNC34
- Reg No. AYU 619
- Price £17,500
Snippets: Mrs Mabel Mocatta
The year after her divorce from Capt John David Waley (1912) Mrs Mabel Mocatta (nee Beddington) married the “Silver King” Edgar Lionel de Mattos Mocatta (1879/1957). The Mocatta, Waley and Beddington (was Moses) were inter-linked by blood and religion with all 3 families being acknowledged as part of the “cousinhood” Anglo-Jewish Society. Mabel & John’s eldest son Aubrey was killed in 1917 whilst serving with the Royal Fusiliers in France during WWI, he was just 21. Mabel’s marriage to the “Silver King” was reflected in her social life and the Tatler report that one of her parties included Prince Viggo of Denmark and “that delightful little American, Mrs. Talbot”. In 1927 it was reported by the Social Sheets of the day that when Mrs Mocatta hosted an event at her home she dressed her maids in colours to match her curtains! In 1927 Mabel, alongside Sir John Mullens, Mr. Charles Sheehan & the Marchioness Curzon became a godparent of Gloria Mary, the daughter of Viscount & Viscountess Scarsdale of Kedleston Hall. After Mabel’s death (1939) Edgar remarried another divorcee Mrs. Christine Adelaide Pringle. Her 1st marriage was to Lt Walter Gideon Pringle who, during WWI, was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in maintaining his battery in action for nearly three hours under heavy shell fire. Several later owners of GNC34 were also military men – Capt. Frederick Edward Shrimpton of the RA (also awarded the M.C.) and Major John Edward Seymour of the RFA.