Thumbnail image1907 Touring
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1907 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Rippon Brothers
Chassis Num: 60547
Engine Num: 546
Thumbnail image1907 Touring
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 60565
Thumbnail image1908 Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachbuilder: Henri Labourdette
Chassis Num: 60747
Engine Num: 633853
Thumbnail image1908 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Chassis Num: 60756
Thumbnail image1908 Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachbuilder: Henri Labourdette
Chassis Num: 60922
Thumbnail image1909 Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Thumbnail image1909 Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 1203
Engine Num: 1203
Thumbnail image1911 Roi-des-Belge Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Engine Num: 1671
Thumbnail image1911 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Thumbnail image1911 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Thrupp and Maberly
Thumbnail image1911 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Lawton
Chassis Num: 1544
Thumbnail image1911 Roi-des-Belge Tourer
Coachbuilder: Alford & Alder
Chassis Num: 1574
Engine Num: 72
Thumbnail image1911 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Chassis Num: 1592
Engine Num: 91
Thumbnail image1912 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Thumbnail image1912 Touring
Coachbuilder: Barker
Thumbnail image1912 Touring
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Thumbnail image1912 Touring
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Chassis Num: 2018
Thumbnail image1912 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 2092
Engine Num: 101X
Thumbnail image1912 Roi des Belges
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Chassis Num: 2232E
Engine Num: 79T
Thumbnail image1913 Landaulette
Coachbuilder: Barker
Thumbnail image1913 Touring
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1913 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Thumbnail image1913 Town Carriage
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Thumbnail image1913 Torpedo Tourer
Coachbuilder: Portholme
Chassis Num: 19MA
Engine Num: 101.R
Thumbnail image1913 London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: 2517
Engine Num: 17P
Thumbnail image1913 Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachbuilder: Wilkinson
Chassis Num: 2617
Engine Num: 11A
Thumbnail image1914 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Mann Egerton & Co
Chassis Num: 1EB
Thumbnail image1914 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 20UB
Engine Num: 21K
Thumbnail image1914 Tourer
Coachbuilder: S. P. Broughton & Co
Chassis Num: 30 EB
Thumbnail image1914 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hemmings
Chassis Num: 35 PB
Engine Num: 29N
Thumbnail image1914 Dual Windshield Touring Car
Coachbuilder: Cockshoot
Chassis Num: 37PB
Engine Num: 30M
Thumbnail image1915 Torpedo Tourer
Coachbuilder: Maythorne & Sons
Chassis Num: 24 CB
Thumbnail image1915 Torpedo Tourer
Coachbuilder: Maythorne & Sons
Chassis Num: 24 CD
Engine Num: 15 A
Thumbnail image1915 Limousine
Coachbuilder: H.a. Hamshaw Ltd.
Chassis Num: 2BD
Engine Num: 11B
Thumbnail image1919 Alpine Eagle
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1920 Sedanca
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1920 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Thumbnail image1920 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Barker
Chassis Num: 36PE
Engine Num: M174
Thumbnail image1921 Tourer
Coachbuilder: Locke
Thumbnail image1921 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Plaxton
Thumbnail image1921 Drophead Coupé
Coachbuilder: Windovers
Chassis Num: 32SG
Engine Num: P68
Thumbnail image1925 Piccadilly Roadster
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1925 Playboy Roadster
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Thumbnail image1925 Piccadilly Roadster
Coachbuilder: Merrimac

Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis Num: S135MK
This ultra-rare Springfield Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster was first owned by famed billionaire aviator Howard Hughes.

On October 18, 1919, Rolls-Royce of America was launched in Springfield, Massachusetts. They adopted many refinements more suited to the American driver such as left-hand drive, three-speed transmission and drum headlamps. After the 1929 stock market crash, Rolls-Royce of America was gradually liquidated until the doors were finally closed in October 1936.

Only 79 Silver Ghosts were fitted with the sporting Piccadilly Custom Coachwork body. Howard Hughes purchased two Piccadilly Roadsters (Rolls-Royces' term for roadster) with coachwork by Brewster during a 1924 Christmas trip to New York. He paid the list price of $13,450.00 for S135MK, twice the average American's annual income. It was delivered to him on October 5, 1925. He specified three-piece luggage - monogrammed 'HH' in gilded letters - along with a lowered windshield, custom paint, and an extensive tool roll that remains with the car.

Hughes gave the second Piccadilly Roadster, #411MF, a right-hand drive four-speed version, to his friend, actress Gloria Swanson.

Prior to the car being purchased by its current caretaker around 2014, it sat in a dank Florida barn for more than three decades. An extensive restoration has just been completed, returning it to the original colors and condition. This is the first public showing of the car in almost 50 years.

Chassis# S135MK

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number S135MK Auction Sales History

2014 3
2013 1
2012 1
2010 1
2009 2
2006 3
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2014$369,333$550,0003
2013$203,500$203,5001
2012$203,500$203,5001
2010$109,092$109,0921
2009$89,989$132,0002
2006$54,600$58,5003
2005$164,573$164,5731

Recent Sales

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#:S77LK
Sold for $550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
    
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST ALL WEATHER TOURER
Chassis#:Chassis#:S283 PK
Sold for $308,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#:Chassis#:S169MK
Sold for $250,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Salamanca Permanent
Chassis#:Chassis#:S242PK
Sold for $203,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer
Chassis#:Chassis#:S88LK
Sold for $203,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Barrel-Sided Open Tourer by Rippon
Chassis#:Chassis#:GCK19
Sold for $109,092
  2010 Coys Auction - Blenheim Palace
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Sedancalette de Ville
Chassis#:Chassis#:GSK55
Sold for $47,978
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for $132,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
  
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Display Chassis
Chassis#:Chassis#:S287PK
Sold for $58,500
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Rolling Chassis
Chassis#:Chassis#:S152MK
Sold for $49,725
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Rolling Chassis
Chassis#:Chassis#:278
Sold for $55,575
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Schapandrier-style Tourer
Chassis#:Chassis#:104 EU
Sold for $164,573
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
 

No Sale

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SPRINGFIELD SILVER GHOST RIVIERA TOWNCAR390XH2015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 Dual Cowl Tourer62 EU2012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 SedanS287PK2012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Playboy RoadsterS227PL2003 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, & Automoblia at RAF Hendon $80,000$100,000
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST PALL MALL TOURER 2001 Kruse Auction San Antonio, TX$81,000  
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST PALL MALL TOURER 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$85,000  

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