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Engine
6-Cylinder
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Transmission
Manual
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Exterior
Burgandy
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VIN
25MA

Description

40/50 HP, 7428 cc twin-head, side-valve in-line six cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission Chassis No. 25MA, Engine No. 91A With the amount of labor plus the care and precision, these motorcars were expensive when new, available only to the wealthiest of clients. Up in the chauffeur's seat, he was open of all the elements of weather with only a removable fabric cover for his head. A full com...

40/50 HP, 7428 cc twin-head, side-valve in-line six cylinder engine, 4-speed transmission Chassis No. 25MA, Engine No. 91A With the amount of labor plus the care and precision, these motorcars were expensive when new, available only to the wealthiest of clients. Up in the chauffeur's seat, he was open of all the elements of weather with only a removable fabric cover for his head. A full compliment of gauges including a clock, were mounted to the firewall and the custom built for Rolls-Royce Waltham speedometer-odometer today shows just under 89,300 miles which is apparently from new (title is exempt miles). For those lucky passengers, they are greeted with a luxurious rear seat covered in rich deep red wool broadcloth which is also used on the interior panels and fold-down occasional seats. Mounted on the divider wall is a stem-wound clock to make sure one wasn't late for an important business meeting or luncheon date. Pull down window shades may be drawn for a bit of privacy and the hardware retains much of its original nickel finish. Dual fender mounted spare tires are fitted to rims which could be mounted to the massive wood spoked wheels should a flat tire occur. Lighting on the car has been electrified including the large drum-style headlamps and smaller matching driving lights. This car appears to be in mostly original condition, a salute to the outstanding craftsmanship that went into its construction. This is a vehicle worthy of any collection and as a survivor of those most opulent times. Please Note: Our most current research indicates that Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt II owned this vehicle. Below is a brief history of ownership. 1914 Lt. JA Walker Romsey Hants, 1916 Mrs. C Vanderbilt, 1956 FS Watts, 1968 AF Blum, L Potter, 1983 AI Lieberman, 1987 R Burdick.

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