1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is set to sell for £550,000 at auction
This is no ordinary Rolls Royce Silver Ghost that is up for auction and expected to sell for £550,000 at the Surrey auction house in…
Now in its centenary year, Rolls Royce Silver Ghost which was once available for a sum of £1500 – a princely sum in those days, is an epitome of luxury, opulence and extravagance. It received the ‘Best Car in the World’ title and was such a superior and pricey car in its time that it could cost the same as a country house. The Rolls Royce with champagne holder and glass set along with a wicker picnic basket are fitted with a Landauletter body.
It was later rebodied as a two seater tourer by Rippon Brothers Ltd, the famous coach building company which is also well known for the fact that they made the chariot throne for Queen Elizabeth I in 1584. This rare and lavish vehicle is up for auction on September 1 in Brooklands auction house Historics. The expected price is between £450,000 and £550,000 but chances are that it will far exceed expectations.It possesses a 7.4 liter engine with a Chassis 1557 producing between 40 and 50 bhp. It is capable of 24 mpg and recently underwent full restoration in 2001.