Rolls-Royce 20HP (1929)

Price: GBP39,500


 Vehicle Specification 

  • Year: 1929
  • Colour: Red & Black
  • Engine: Petrol
  • Mileage Not Specified
  • Condition Good

 Vehicle Description 

  The Real Car Co Ltd  

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A very sweet and attractive Coupe, the scuttle, windscreen, doors and various fitments being from the Park Ward Saloon originally fitted to this chassis. The rear part has been professionally built to an appropriate design, to a very good standard, and harmonises well, making the body appear to be contemporary with the 1929 build date of the car. Also retained, and very appealing, are various nickel fittings, including correct lamps, 20" wheels, twin side-mounted spares, all six fitted with Ace wheel discs and a matching set of Dunlop tyres of the correct type, and a lovely set of instruments. Also fitted with a very appropriate rear-mounted trunk. A delightful car, much enjoyed by the previous owner, and ready for its next life chapter. MoT'd until January 2018.

Chassis No. GFN80 Reg. No. PK 5875 £39,500

Snippets: Orchids & the Military Cross
The 1st family to own GFN80 was that of Thomas Chalmers McGuffie (1871/1932) – his 1st wife (Janet Dunlop) was a daughter of Thomas Dunlop a wealthy shipowner, grain merchant & importer based in Glasgow. Thomas McGuffie (with the family connections) became a director of the timber merchants MacGregor & Co who were based in Taungoo, Burma; at one stage MacGregor’s held in excess of a third of the timber market. Whilst in Burma Thomas McGuffie he developed a love of exotic plants – namely Orchids which he cultivated upon his retirement at Courtlands in Banstead. He divorced Janet in 1922 and the following year Thomas married Catalina Ysabel Stewart, sadly this 2nd marriage was also short-lived as Thomas died just 9 years later. In 1933 Catalina McGuffie & her son David moved in with their relatives at Farmside in Banstead prior to her purchasing The Old Cottage at Leigh, Reigate. In 1939, just before WWII, David applied for & was give a Certificate of Naturalisation – it seems that he had spent some time in France and wished to return home prior to war. After WWII GFN80 is shown as being with Capt John Rennie Ballingal who had an address in Kilchrenan, Aryll and also at Cranmer Court, London. During WWII John Rennie Ballingal served with the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own) in Italy alongside his future brother-in-law Lt Robert Charles Townsend Sivewright. As a result of their actions during the war both Capt Ballingal & Lt Sivewright received the Military Cross, both gentleman married in 1951 and one wonders if they acted as best men for each other? John Rennie Ballingal died in 1967 & in 1973 his widow Elizabeth married Baron Jauncy of Tullichettle (he represented the Duchess of Aryll in her notorious “headless man” divorce) – the Baron & Elizabeth divorced in 1977 with the Baron remarrying shortly after.


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