Classics, passion for the past

1933 Rolls-Royce 20-25 Thrupp & Maberley Sports Saloon GWX60

£ 47500

Body Saloon
Fuel type Petrol
Transmission Manual
Exterior Color Blue and black
Interior Color Red
Upholstery Leather
Steering Rhd
SALE AGREED A pretty sports saloon, with a light appearance, finished in tasteful and attractive Duck Egg blue, with black wings, as well as black enamelled P100 ‘bullseye’ headlights, sidelights and PLG40 centre lamp. ‘Trouser crease’ wings, rear-mounted spare wheel and sliding sunroof all add to the car’s appeal. The interior is in deep red leather, which is in excellent condition, with woodwork in good order, although the headlining could do with replacing. Inside the boot lid is an impressive fitted kit of original tools, nicely undisturbed. The engine was overhauled a few years ago and consequently the car performs very well, with plenty of power and a relatively chuckable feel on the road. Steering and gearbox are a pleasure. Good all round and rather charming, enhanced by the original registration number, which was reinstated a few years ago, after the car had spent many years in South Africa. Offered serviced and newly MoT tested.

Chassis No. GWX60 Reg. No. AGW 35

Snippets: The Lodge Family
Alexander (Alec) Marshall Lodge (1881/1938) was the 3rd son of 12 children of Sir Oliver & Lady Mary Lodge – their 1st child being born in 1878 and the last (twin girls) in 1896, the twins died within 3 days of each other in 1983! Alexander’s paternal great-great-grandfather Reverend Oliver Lodge had 25 children and his great-grandfather, also Oliver, had 8 children! Alec’s father, Sir Oliver Lodge was both a Spiritualist & a man of Science being a professor at Liverpool College. Sir Oliver wrote a number of books and found time to form the family firm of Lodge Bros, this later became the Lodge Plug Ltd. At the startof the 20th Century the company manufactured spark plugs and by WWI the 4 brothers Alec, Brodie, Noel and Lionel were in business together producing spark plugs for WWI aircraft. Alec Lodge settled in Lillington where he built the family home “Brampton”, he was known as having a keen eye for detail & there is a story that when he had the railings painted he inspected the quality of the work with the aid of a mirror stuck onto a long stick! After Alec’s death from pneumonia in 1938, aged just 57 he left an estate in excess of £300,000 (£13m today) and GWX60 was inherited by his brother Brodie Lodge. For the majority of WWI the Rolls-Royce was laid up and in 1955 Brodie gifted GWX60 to his daughter & son-in-law Dr. & Mrs. William Renwick Juckes. The car stayed in the UK until 1966 when it was taken to Johannesberg with Clive Woolley where the car remained until 2010, at one stage it was displayed by Louis van der Merwe at his private Motor Museum in Casterbridge.

SHOW TIME at Burghley House, Stamford - 1st to 3rd July 2022 inclusive.
The Real Car Co will be attending the RREC Annual Rally with a selection of our stock and an indoor display of Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars that we have sold since 1987. Over 3,000 cars have passed through our hands since we started 35 years ago – many of which are shown in our photo display within our marquee. We look forward to seeing you there.