1936 Rolls-Royce 25/30 GXM76 / engine U22J – Park Ward 4 light saloon – aluminum coachwork featuring roll-up glass division window; occasional jump-seat and folding foot-rests. Last registered in the early 1970’s – recently out of long-term storage. Minimal recommissioning November, 2021 – battery / fresh fuel / cleaned points / cleaned fuel pumps / modern ignition wires and plugs / air in the tires. Starts / runs / drives. All lights work.
Body – sound condition with good glass, nice door hinges, reassuring door closure. Areas with paint-loss exposing bare-aluminum. Left-front fender has 1″ crack at upper outer edge & repair at outer leading edge. Semiphores present but do not operate with dash-switch.
Interior – heavily weathered interior fabric and leather but wood trim / dash / gauges / have held up well. Windows roll up and down. Gauges and controls appear to be in serviceable condition. Needs upholstery / carpets / headliner.
Engine – runs smooth / even idle / good power and no unusual noises or smoke. Radiator vertical louvers open. Spirit of Ecstasy and radiator cap (2 1/4″) present and accounted for.
Transmission – shifter has a precise feel; clutch take-up smooth with modest chatter; transmission shifts cleanly into reverse and forward gears; no unusual noises in the driveline noted.
Brakes – handbrake works as it should; brake pedal feels good; brakes feel reassuring during short drive around the neighborhood.
Chassis – Chassis well composed in the limited driving November, 2021. No problems noted. Tires hold air. 4 unused tires are included and should be installed – one mounted on spare, the remaining 3 unmounted.
In summary a running / driving vintage Rolls that holds a lot of promise. New owner has lots of options on hot to approach this car. Minimal work and keep the patina or more thorough refurbish – up to you. Titled as ‘1937 Rolls Royce 25/30 U22J’.