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Vintage Rolls Royce London & Derby Chassis Plate GWP12 - Seeking Information!


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Hi,

Hoping to learn more about a piece that I recently acquired as part of a large collection of vintage badges from Europe. This item is a Rolls Royce London & Derby chassis plate (I think). Stamped GWP12.

 

The badge is made of a light medal that I believe is aluminum, which leads me to believe it may be a more recent reproduction, rather than an original piece from the 1920s or 1930s. However, it does show clear age and there is wear to the mounting holes so this was used at some point

 

Are any Rolls Royce experts able to tell whether this is a real or reproduction piece. Any information about the age and history would be greatly appreciated.

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I think its probably real, from a 1930s 20-25 or 25-30. These all seem to have three letter prefixes starting with G... but my list stops with the end of the 20HP cars.

 

Edit... I've looked at what I have and I can find no GWP chassis series. The format is correct for a small HP car, a 20, 20-25 or 25-30 but I could not find this one.

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I think its probably real, from a 1930s 20-25 or 25-30. These all seem to have three letter prefixes starting with G... but my list stops with the end of the 20HP cars.

 

Edit... I've looked at what I have and I can find no GWP chassis series. The format is correct for a small HP car, a 20, 20-25 or 25-30 but I could not find this one.

 

Thank you for putting me on the right track! I'm very pleased to hear this may be an original piece - The only 2 things leading me to doubt originality were the light weight and low number.

 

I have done a search based on your suggestion and, per the link below, this GWP12 appears to be a 1930 20/25 P Series car

 

http://www.matts2025.co.uk/chassis-numbers-and-series-explained

 

Any additional information or opinions would be most welcome

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