Piece of 1930s history should drive enthusiasts to spend up to £60k at auction house
LUXURY from a bygone era will be up for sale when a Rolls-Royce Sedanca De Ville 20/25 goes under the hammer.
Custom-made by Barkers of Kensington in 1932, the car was made for a London society lady – Miss H Cowley, who lived in Dorchester House, Park Lane, London.
The car, originally worth £1,100, has been in the same family in Duffield for 50 years and features a built-in cocktail cabinet, scent bottle cabinet and driver's compartment. In 2012, it won Best in Show at the Chatsworth Country Fair.
It has been given a guide price of between £40,000 and £60,000 and Charles Hanson, of Hansons Auctioneers, is confident it will fetch that.
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He said: "This elegant 83- year-old lady, with 144,000 miles on the clock, retains all the poise and style she had as she glided through Mayfair during the most glamorous period of the 20th century.
"It is a rare chance to acquire a genuine piece of automotive history and a sound financial investment."
It will be sold at a fine art sale, on March 22 and 23, at the auction rooms in Heage Lane, Etwall.