1 / 24


Asking price

1924 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester. For Sale

  • 57,200 Miles
  • 1924
  • BC8358
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom


1924 Rolls Royce 20hp Tourer by Hamshaws of Leicester.

Chassis number: 83K1

Regisration Number: BC8358

Ordered in june of 1923 & delivered to its first owner in February of 1924. This little 20hp is a delightful car & a very early example with the curved radiator edges & three speed gear box.

Coachwork is an open tourer with rear Auster screen as fitted when new by Hamshaws of Leicester. The car comes with early photographs showing the body & it also appears in Daltons "Those elgant Rolls Royces" & also John Fasals eponymous tome on the 20hp motor car.

The car has been unused for a couple of years due to the passing of the last owner. It is having a full recommissioning service & chassis lubrication performed prior to sale. We disinterred it from its place of slumber, put fresh fuel into it & a fresh battery & started it up with no problems & drove it 10 miles to the nearest filling station. The car drives beautifully with a strong quiet engine & easy 50mph cruising gait.

The paintwork in good order is a pleasing primrose yellow over black. The interior brown leather is in good order & appears either original to the car or at least of some considerable age. A set of side screens are found stowed in a cubby hole in the central bulkhead. To the rear is an ancient leather trunk containing assorted tools & also the wheel spanner. There is no tonneau cover but there are fasteners in place for one which could easily be made up.

Under the bonnet the car is tidy & the engine well detailed. A Lucas brass oil can sits in its appointed place next to the engine. A period klaxon horn is fitted to augment the rubber bulb type horn on the dash where a full set or instruments are found. The autovac is in situ under the bonnet & has been augmented by the fitting of a modern fuel pump.

A good set of documentation comes with the car detailing its various owners since new. The deceased owner a well known RREC member did his own maintenance & kept the car in super mechanical condition. A large selection of books & maintenance manuals on the 20hp model come with the car which he referred to when working on the car.

The car has a very unmolested feel to it overall & has really lovely coachwork beautifully prportioned in the dual cowl open tourer configuration. It is in well above average mechanical conditon & is an absolute pleasure to drive. Currently reading 57, 000 miles, the 2004 MOT mileage was 38, 000 miles showing a yearly mileage of just 1000 miles per year in the last two decades.

This is a very period looking 20hp with fold open front windscreen, fold away Auster screen & Esso fuel can to the running board. It is in simply lovely running condition & benefits from having its original body in situ as when supplied new.

Call Richard Biddulph. Mobile ++44 (0) the details below

Simone Della Corte Mobile ++44 (0) the details below

Sales & Valuations
Vintage & Prestige of Northampton Ltd.

using the button below
- details above

2 Ryehill Ct, Lodge Farm Industrial Estate, Northampton NN5 7UA

Viewings & Visits Strictly by appointment only please. We have on site long term storage for over 200 cars with 24 hour security & covered trailer delivery to customers anywhere in Europe.

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars

Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars


Verified since 2008

Verified sellers have provided photographic ID and been through bank-level security checks to establish their identity.

1627 Listings since 2019

Vehicle location

Viewing by Appointment Only Northampton
Get directions

Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Classic Cars
Reference number:
Listed on:
Seller type:


Rolls Royce

Selling your Rolls Royce?

Advertise to 4 million monthly visitors on Car & Classic

List for free

Similar Rolls Royce HPs

Check out our new listings and upcoming auctions by subscribing to our newsletter

By signing up you accept our privacy policy and conditions of purchase