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1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 2092

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Sold for $935,000 at 2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island.
Sold for $797,500 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
This Rolls Royce silver Ghost was built on August 30th, 1912 and was sold to T. Bell White, Esquire, Alderbourne Manor, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Mr. White took delivery on September 5th of the same year. The chassis was sent to Barker & Company on October 15, 1912 to be outfitted with a custom built seven passenger cabriolet body. In 1924 the original coachwork was updated and received modifications.

In 2000 the chassis 2092 was acquired by Newman, a well known Rolls-Royce collector. Arthur Mulliner body number 7387 was acquired and fitted to the chassis. A complete restoration followed, with Coldwell Engineering performing the restoration on the engine.


By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2018
Sold for $935,000 at 2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island.
Sold for $797,500 at 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company.
This chassis #2092 with brass fittings went on test at Rolls-Royce on August 30, 1912. The current owner acquired the car in 2001 in an unrestored condition without a body. It still had its original British front registration plate, R-1472, which was applied at the factory and that number was painted on the fuel tank which was the normal procedure.

The car was shipped to England for restoration. The first body was long gone. An unrestored Arthur Mulliner body #7387, also with brass fittings, was available. It had originally been fitted to a 1911 Silver Ghost chassis #1653 which no longer existed.

This car is fully fitted with Louis Vuitton accessories as well as a complete tool box, running board trunk, spare tire and rear trunks.

It is believed to have traveled less than 10,000 miles before restoration and has been driven over 35,000 miles since restoration in both the U.S. and Europe.

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2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $800,000-USD $1,100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $797,500

2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $1,000,000-USD $1,300,000 
Sale Price :
USD $935,000

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1912 sales)
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges by Wilkinson
Chassis#: 2006
Sold for USD$522,000
  2022 RM Sothebys : Monterey
 
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton in the style of Barker
Chassis#: 2018
Sold for USD$582,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP OPEN DRIVE LANDAULETTE
Chassis#: 2169
Sold for USD$385,000
  2017 Bonhams : The Bothwell Collection
 
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 SILVER GHOST CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 2145
Sold for USD$767,967
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges in the style of Barker
Chassis#: 2232E
Sold for USD$605,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST 'London-to-Edinburgh' Light Tourer
Chassis#: 2015
Sold for USD$1,387,602
  2013 Bonhams : The December Sale
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1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Double Pullman Limousine
Chassis#: 1907
Sold for USD$7,379,786
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
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1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost ‘Roi-de-Belges' Tourer
Chassis#: 1995E
Sold for USD$200,935
  2009 Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$797,500
  2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker
Sold for USD$2,970,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
 
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Chassis#: 2092
Sold for USD$935,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Amelia Island
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST TOURER19212022 Gooding & Company : London Auction $2,500,000$3,000,000
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST ROI-DES-BELGES20062016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $800,000$1,000,000
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST CABRIOLET21452014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $600,000$700,000
1912 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST LONDON TO EDINBURGH TYPE TOURER22082011 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $1,900,000$2,400,000
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton20182003 Bonhams Important Collectors' Motor Cars $180,000$220,000
1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Chassis20822003 Bonhams Beaulieu Autojumble $40,000$60,000

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1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 2092
Engine #: 101X
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Double Pullman Limousine
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 1907
Engine #: 1907
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Touring
Coachwork: Wilkinson
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Touring
Coachwork: Wilkinson
Chassis #: 2018
Engine #: 15G
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Tourer
Designer: Labourdette
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Cann
Chassis #: 2095
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Rothchild et Fils - Style Limousine
Coachwork: Hooper
Chassis #: 1937
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Roi des Belges
Coachwork: Wilkinson
Chassis #: 2232E
Engine #: 79T
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London-to-Edinburgh Light Tourer
Coachwork: Holmes
Chassis #: 2015
Engine #: 8
1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 1859