'Gosford Park' Rolls Royce hits the market at £40k

A 1933 Rolls Royce 20/25 Hooper D Back Limousine featured in director Robert Altman's Oscar-winning 2001 film, Gosford Park, has appeared on the classic cars market priced at £39,800.

According to a post-war petrol requisition slip found in the car, it was originally used to chauffeur the Earl of Strafford, the "Peer of the realm", to the House of Lords during the 1930s.

This sale marks the classic automobile's first appearance on the private collectors' market.

The 1933 Rolls Royce 20/25 Hooper D Back Limousine (£39,800)

The historic limousine is painted in original Hooper Prussian Blue-over-Black colours, with an original black leather front trim and cloth-covered rear seats. Its mechanics, woodwork and fittings are all in prestigious condition.

ALF-registered, it comes with its original log book and will be sold with a full service done by Marque specialists, Hoffmann's of Henley, and a one-year guarantee.

The sale will be arranged by Vintage and Prestige Fine Motorcars, based in Berkshire, UK.

Gosford park, a 1930-set period drama starring Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith and Michael Gambon among others, won an Oscar for best screenplay following its release nine years ago.


Image: Vintage and Prestige Fine Motorcars

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