1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25
Sedanca de Ville Open Coupe

One-Off Body by Fernandez et Darrin

This Stunning Rolls-Royce has SOLD
1933 Rolls-Royce Sedanca de Ville for Sale

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One of one 1933 Rolls-Royce 20/25 with one-off body built by iconic coach-builder Fernandez et Darrin of Paris. Ordered by and built for JD Hague, Esq of San Francisco. Order and build documents included with this stunning California car.

Purchased locally by the current owner in 2004, the car was shipped to nearby Sonoma Wine Country and put directly in storage. Complete high-quality restoration several years ago, presumably in the 1990's. Properly stored with little wear and recently serviced and made road-ready and drivable.

According to Darrin, decisions at Fernandez & Darrin were made with an absolute disregard for cost. Beauty, utility, and safety were the firm's prime considerations, so it's not surprising that a staff of 200 produced less than ten finished bodies per month. Darrin recalled that most of the firm's sales were in the 125,000 to 1,000,000 francs range, roughly $10,000 - $40,000, depending on the body style and whether the customer supplied the chassis or not. The firm's most popular chassis were built by Delage, Hispano-Suiza, and Isotta-Fraschini. They even produced a small series of semi-custom bodies for Isotta that were sold by the firm's European and British distributors although prohibitive tariffs prevented the coachwork from imported to Italy. They also built on Bentley, Bugatti, Buick, Delahaye, Duesenberg, Hispano-Suiza, Maybach, Mercedes­-Benz, Packard, Panhard, Renault, Rolls-Royce and Voisin chassis. This special one-off build specifications are:

  • Vehicle Number: GSY78
  • Series: Y
  • Country: France
  • Engine: K-5-D
  • E.S. No: A3104
  • Steering: F
  • Fittings: Untarm
  • Speedo No. ATG435 (in KM)
  • Body: Small Coupe Sedanca de Ville
  • Passengers: 4
  • Luggage: 2
  • Long Type Chassis
  • 5 Dunlop Fort Butress Tires, 31x6"
  • 6 Dunlap Wellbase Wire Wheels 19x4.5"
  • Chromium Mascot with Haybrite Capping Dashboard 1-5th" Lowered Bonnet, 3" longer than standard and 42" wide at rear end with louvres and rear end sloping at an angle of 11 degrees. Dashboard wider than standard, Continental type headlamp brackets. French name plate, litre dial to petrol gauge, bonnet hinge moldings suitable for painting.

Click here to view the order/build notes.

Rare opportunity to own an iconic Fernandez-Darrin built investment.

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