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Old 28th April 2017, 07:05 PM
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Greetings,
Here is your quiz question.
Is it true that Holden made bodies for Rolls-Royce cars?
Yes or No?
If so when?
If not so, then why not?
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Ps: the prize is an E-bottle of your choice....
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Old 28th April 2017, 07:45 PM
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Hi BenzBoy, a bit tricky, aren't you? I suspect that E - bottle stands for EMPTY. Tell me that I'm wrong. I want to get that clarified to my satisfaction before I give you my wise answers. . Regards. Styria
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Old 28th April 2017, 08:36 PM
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Greetings Styria - nice to know that you are clearly alive and breathing; maybe not running yet on the new knee?
An E-bottle would be like an E-mail. That is, an electronic version....



In your case Styria, and only in your case, if you get the correct answer I will make it a real bottle of something nice. OK?
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Old 28th April 2017, 10:20 PM
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Well from 1943,Holden made Merlin aero engines at Lidcombe . From 1921 to 1929 Smith and Waddington made Rolls Royce bodies at Camperdown. They then went bust and became NSW state bus and train body builders. They had a partnership with PK Holden .
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Old 28th April 2017, 10:23 PM
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Greetings,
Here is your quiz question.
Is it true that Holden made bodies for Rolls-Royce cars?
Yes or No?
If so when?
If not so, then why not?
Regards,
Brian
Ps: the prize is an E-bottle of your choice....
Interesting one. Certainly Holden were making bodies for other chassis before the launch of the FX in 1948, and at quite a large scale. I would imagine that most of these were for more pedestrian marques, mostly chevrolet and so on, and perhaps up to Buick.

My assumption is that the original owner of any RR purchased in Australia would have had the means to have it bodied by one of the high end coatchbuilders like Hooper, Gurney Nutting, HJ Mulliner, James Young etc.

However, I guess it is possible that Holden may have done a re-body for somebody. The big strong RR chassis and motor may have even made a fine hearse etc. This may have also occurred during the war years where it would have been impractical to ship a chassis back to the UK for a re-body.

I also don't think it would have been done for political reasons for a government car. Australia was very much part of the british empire then and any sort of vice-regal car would have likely come with an imported body.

So my guess is they never did an original body, but may have done a re-body along the way...... If they did it was before 1948, and probably before or during WW2.
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Old 28th April 2017, 10:30 PM
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Hmmmmmm
No need to unwrap the E-bottle yet ...
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Old 29th April 2017, 07:25 AM
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Well, as exciting and informative the posts by C107 and Motec may be, I can only partially agree with their findings. I am still mulling over my response, so watch this space.

Knowing BenzBoy of course being known and admired for his ....aaahhh, I dare say that his Gurney Nutting Rolls Royce could well have been crafted at Fishermens Bend....? Now, that E- Bottle ? Regards. Styria
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Well, as exciting and informative the posts by C107 and Motec may be, I can only partially agree with their findings. I am still mulling over my response, so watch this space.

Knowing BenzBoy of course being known and admired for his ....aaahhh, I dare say that his Gurney Nutting Rolls Royce could well have been crafted at Fishermens Bend....? Now, that E- Bottle ? Regards. Styria
No Styria; the Gurney Nutting body was built in Croydon, Surrey.
Perhaps you want to try again?
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I will hazard the answer is going to be yes. As within 20 years off starting to build car bodies they were Australia's largest. But it will have to be before 1931 as that's when GM bought into them after they got into trouble with stock crash. So its a Silver Ghost or P1 if full-size ora 20hp. I know 85% were done by Smith and Waddington in early 20's. If after 31 it would be a special commission job like say Gov generals Phantom.
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We just need to find the ones with the flimsy plastic fuel filler flap!
Oh, and a Chev bowtie badge...
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I will hazard the answer is going to be yes. As within 20 years off starting to build car bodies they were Australia's largest. But it will have to be before 1931 as that's when GM bought into them after they got into trouble with stock crash. So its a Silver Ghost or P1 if full-size ora 20hp. I know 85% were done by Smith and Waddington in early 20's. If after 31 it would be a special commission job like say Gov generals Phantom.
Ah - Detective Motec is getting warm. He certainly has the correct time period.
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Ah - Detective Motec is getting warm. He certainly has the correct time period.
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So based on this, I have to guess it was probably a 20hp or 20/25. I'm not seeing a Holden bodied phantom somehow.
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Old 29th April 2017, 06:11 PM
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I have actually seen a JK Holden bodied Benz 23 from memory.
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Found it 1926 20hp Goshawk . http://www.firmaauto.com/RRMaroon1926.html
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