Chassis number GWE 25 is an outstanding 20/25 which is superbly finished and runs exceptionally well. The Sports Saloon coachwork was produced by master stylists, Freestone & Webb, and the car retains matching numbers, making it a stand out example of its kind.
The present owner purchased the car in 2014 and has maintained and improved the car with significant expense. Whilst in his ownership, the car has received the following awards:-
GWE 25 comes with a fantastic tool kit (contained within the boot ceiling) and stylish ‘easy clean’ Ace wheel discs. Accompanying the car is an impressive history file confirming its on test date of 11th October 1934.
When new, the car was supplied via The Car Mart of Park Lane to Clifford Henry Benn Kitchen Esq, a Barrister, noted stockbroker, author and chess player. He got a 20% discount on the price, so purchased the car for £850:7s:8d.
In 1937, GWE 25 was sold to J W Rains Esq. who in 1939 returned the car to the works for a top end engine overhaul. He sold the car in 1952. By 1958 Mr MH Howarth had purchased the car, he was Consulting Engineer of Sussex and wrote books on high speed diesel engines. In 1985, Mr J Clewlow purchased the car, owning it to 2002. During his ownership, the car was fully restored to a very high standard.
Stylish 20/25 Sport Saloons in this condition are few and far between. This is a car that is equally at home on the show field or out on the road.