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1928 Rolls-Royce 20hp Flewitt D-back Limousine.

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A characterful car, very much of its period, with various charming features, such as the oval rear window, 'smoking hatch' in the roof and the gentle peak above the windscreen. The car is rather shabby cosmetically, and has been brush painted, but the body structure is good and sound, and benefits from recent attention, which included a high quality rebuild of the rear part of the coachwork, returning it to its original design following an earlier 'modernisation'. This is a particularly pleasing correction, giving the car back its correct, proportioned and handsome appearance. The black finish to the headlights and sidelights is another slightly out-of-the-ordinary and appealing touch. The engine was overhauled in 2012, and we have invoices confirming the detail of this, which included all new main and big end bearings, re-sleeving of the cylinder block and much more besides. Importantly, the car has also been fully re-wired in correct, cotton-covered cable. It runs and drives well, has correct 21” wheels and is MoT tested until April 2023. Very good value for money.


  • Chassis No. GKM56
  • Reg No. VP 5040
  • Price £27,500
  • Finance



Snippets: A Lady's car

GKM56 was delivered to Mrs Sarah Elizabeth Williamson of Selly Oak in Birmingham. Sarah was the widow of Arthur Williamson (1869/1917) a licensed victualler. During WWI their son Cyril George Williamson served with the Royal Warwick’s and was killed in action in 1916 during the 2nd day of the Battle of Albert which was fought at the Somme. Cyril Williamson had attended Solihull School and was known as being an all round sportsman. He was Captain of their football team and on Sports Day 1912 he won the Long Jump, the High Jump, and was 2nd in the hurdles and shot putt events! By 1936 the chassis cards show that GKM56 was with a Mrs Grant of Hamilton Terrace, St John’s Wood, London, she only kept the Rolls-Royce for a few years before she sold it to John Rowling of Eastbourne. John Rowling apparently operated a motor car hire business & he could be booked to take private parties on a tour of the illuminations & decorations. As this was the year prior to WWII breaking out it would appear to be a short lived venture!


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