|Cars - Rolls-Royce|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Motor Museum 6th June 2015 Cars - 06/06/2015 / 1938 Rolls-Royce 25/30 Saloon / Lot 247
In order to understand Rolls-Royce motor cars, it is important to first understand one of the founding fathers of the company. Sir Frederick Henry Royce was born in 1863 and was brought up in humble poverty though he would go on to become one of the greatest engineers in history. He strove for perfection in everything he did and this was epitomised in a comment he made to his local vicar in West Wittering, where he was living at the time. Royce had just finished stripping and rebuilding the vicar's lawnmower and made a comment that inspired famous sculptor Eric Gill, the vicar's son, to carve the Latin words in a stone mantelpiece in Royce's home: Quidvis recte factum: quamvis humile praeclarum. It was the maxim that Royce had always lived his life by: "Whatever is rightly done, however humble is noble". Recently restored to a very high standard, this Rolls-Royce 20/25 presents in splendid condition. The white over red coachwork is in first class condition and the leather trim, together with the dark rich walnut wood are unmarked. Mechanically, she has also been taken care of and the engine sounds delightful. A substantial history file accompanies EUW 543- this is an elegant pre-war Rolls-Royce and one that epitomises the maxims of both of its founders. It would fit well into any collection of pre-war British luxury cars.