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1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 35 PB

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Sold for $726,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
This 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis 35 PB, was factory test driven on April 23, 1914. This is regarded as its 'birth date.'

It is fitted with a Landaulette body by H.J. Mulliner and delivered new to Capt. & Mrs. Robert Glen in Glasgow, Scotland. Years later, it was sent to New York where its old body was removed and it was fitted with a rumble seat Coupe' by Locke & Company.

The car underwent a complete chassis restoration and was re-bodied with a replica touring body by noted British engineer David Hemmings over a 4.5-year period. Note the unique jump seats and brandy decanters with monogrammed glasses.

The car has completed a tour from England to the South of France to the summer house of Sir Henry Royce, and back to England, a distance of 1,500 miles. The car also completed 1,200 mile tour of Northern England and the Scottish Borders, in the United Kingdom.

Chassis number 35PB sailed the high seas from the United Kingdom to rejoin the Sierra Collection in September of 2005.

In 2009, this 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $600,000 - $750,000. As the gavel came down for the third and final time, the lot had failed to find a bidder willing to satisfy its reserve. The lot was left unsold.

Sold for $726,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
This car was originally sold to British automaker F. W. Berwick. After WWII the car was brought to America where it had various long-term owners.

Between 2000 and 2005 the car was restored and taken on many tours around the globe. In 2011 it then passed on to longtime Rolls-Royce Owners Club stalwart Frank Allocca who had the car re-restored.

The car is powered a 7428 cc six-cylinder engine developing 50 horsepower. The current owner acquired the car in 2017 and had the car updated by a Silver Ghost expert. During the past year the car has completed the 2,700 mile Red Rock Rendezvous Tour around the Pacific Northwest and also the 2018 Whooly Ghost Tour and Smitten with the Mitten Tour around the state of Michigan.

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2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $800,000 
Sale Price :
USD $726,000

2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $600,000-USD $750,000 
Lot was not sold

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1914 sales)
1914 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST TOURER
Chassis#: 6TB
Sold for USD$1,160,000
  2022 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Coachwork by Barker & Co
Chassis#: 54AB
Sold for USD$489,000
  2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
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1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
Chassis#: 67RB
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
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1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$665,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Tourer
Chassis#: 64 AB
Sold for USD$716,232
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer by Hemmings
Chassis#: 35PB
Sold for USD$726,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
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1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$577,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
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1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 SILVER GHOST SKIFF
Chassis#: 54PB
Sold for USD$1,202,840
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
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1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer
Chassis#: 27LB
Sold for USD$572,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
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1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Landaulette
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$550,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
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1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Boat-Tail Skiff
Chassis#: 54PB
Sold for USD$773,402
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
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1914 Rolls Royce 40/50Hp Silver Ghost Skiff-Torpedo
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2008
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Landaulette by Barker
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$720,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Chassis#: 60RB
Sold for USD$495,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST LANDAULETTE BY BARKER25EB2018 BarrettJackson : Scottsdale   
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Brewster Tourer15LB2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$375,000  
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shapiro-Schebera Skiff 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$725,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $600,000$750,000

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1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: S. P. Broughton & Co
Chassis #: 30 EB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Dual Windshield Touring Car
Coachwork: Cockshoot
Chassis #: 37PB
Engine #: 30M
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 35GB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 20UB
Engine #: 21K
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Hemmings
Chassis #: 35 PB
Engine #: 29N
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Chassis #: 60RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Grand Luxe
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: 26RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Dual Windshield Touring Car
Coachwork: Cockshoot
Chassis #: 27LB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 40YB
Engine #: 96P
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Shapiro-Schebera Skiff
Chassis #: 54PB
Engine #: 45J
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Mann Egerton & Co
Chassis #: 1EB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 38MA
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Eagle Torpedo
Coachwork: Portholme
Chassis #: 17RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Eagle Torpedo
Coachwork: Portholme
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 18PB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Phaeton
Coachwork: Kellner
Chassis #: 67RB
Engine #: 102Y
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 29AB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: 43YB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 25EB
Engine #: 89M
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 2BD
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Chassis #: 54AB
Engine #: 70R
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 6TB
Engine #: R100