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FUBAR

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17,020 posts

150 months

Monday 26th March 2012
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My brother went to visit a client last week and stumbled across this Rolls. So, as per the title......


Bluebottle911

696 posts

107 months

Friday 6th April 2012
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Looks like a P1, probably not original body.

tonys

837 posts

135 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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It could be a Barker bodied one; it could be the original body, although the angle at the top of the doors does seem a little unusual.

Perhaps the 'client' would allow a closer look at the coachbuilder's plate on the follow-up customer service visit smile

FUBAR

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17,020 posts

150 months

Saturday 7th April 2012
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Cheers chaps. I'll see if my brother can get more details smile

Brooklands R

17 posts

79 months

Monday 9th April 2012
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I asked the question on the RREC message board and received the following reply:
Colin said:
...as is typical in this sort of picture, the main clues to the model chassis are invisible.

My guess is that the chassis is an early 20/25hp, because the radiator is slightly tapered, while a Phantom II has the radiator sides parallel.

The red badge puts it around 1930-2. This deduction is added to by the bonnet handle being a late 20hp or early 20/25 type.

The bonnet is itself longer than standard and unusual for its period in having flip-flap bonnet ventilators. It may be off a later car, but looks modified at the rear to fit over the chassis.

Dating the chassis is not helped by the headlamps being circa 1933 Lucas P100s and the sidelamps being the torpedo style with Post WWII plastic lenses.

The body is in the style of a boat-tail tourer with flared wings, but unusual in having conventional running-boards - many had either a step instead of a running-board or one in the style of a seaplane float, but the car is also unusual in having a rear door on the off-side.

The white sidewall tyres indicate the car has been or is in USA.
FLM Panelcraft made some bodies not unlike this, as did Tony Robinson.
Quite amazing what information is available if only you know what to look for.

Edited by Brooklands R on Monday 9th April 13:49

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FUBAR

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17,020 posts

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Tuesday 10th April 2012
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Blimey, Colin seems to know his stuff smile