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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost informationChassis: 1574
Engine: 72
Event : Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & CompanyImage credit: © Conceptcarz.com

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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Roi-des-Belge Tourer
Coachwork: Alford & Alder
Chassis Num: 1574
Engine Num: 72
 
Sold for $797,500 at 2007 RM Auctions.
Sold for $682,000 at 2009 Gooding & Company.
Sold for $836,000 at 2012 RM Auctions.
This Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost has a period Roi-des-Belges Tourer body with coachwork that is believed to be by Alford & Alder. It is an RROC national Meet Best in Show, AACA Senior National Award Winner. It has been given a professional restoration since new and remains in excellent condition in modern times.

The car is powered by a 7428cc inline, L-Head, six-cylinder engine (number 74) with a single updraft carburetor, developing 48 horsepower at 1000 RPM. The engine is coupled to a three-speed manual gearbox and braking is comprised of two-wheel drum brakes. The suspension on this right-hand-drive vehicle consists of semi-elliptic leaf springs on the front and three-quarter elliptic on the rear.

The car has all bright-work in brass, a Boa bulb horn and Smith's speedometer and trip odometer. Additional features consist of a tilting windscreen, a full set of spring gaiters and a complete set of engine and transmission pans.

In 2009, this Rolls-Royce was offered for sale at Gooding & Company's Auction in Pebble Beach. The lot was estimated to sell for $600,000 - $700,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for the sum of $682,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2010