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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 390XH

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In 1921, Rolls-Royce opened a plant in Springfield, MA, to make the Silver Ghost. These cars were almost identical to the British manufactured examples including right hand drive. There were minor differences from the U.K. versions such as the wheels, tires, lamps, electrical system, and battery. Otherwise the specifications were identical and they were made to the same high-quality standards. The engine was a 7.4 liter 6-cylinder producing about 85 horsepower. In 1925, the Springfield cars changed to left hand drive.

This Silver Ghost Riviera Town Car, serial number 390XH, is one of the most opulent Rolls-Royces. The Riviera design was considered the epitome of Brewster coachwork. Fine carriage lamps are mounted behind the mahogany trimmed chauffeur's compartment while the passenger compartment is upholstered in tan broadcloth embellished with an elaborate petit-point design. All hardware is gold-plated and the wood garnish moldings are inlaid in a floral marquetry pattern of rare woods handcrafted in Venice, Italy, by order of the original owner.

Brewster was purchased by Rolls-Royce in 1925, and the Springfield factory would fit the chassis with temporary seats and drive them from the Massachusetts plant to the Brewster factory in Long Island to be bodied.

This 1923 Springfield Rolls-Royce was originally fitted with a Pall Mall Touring body and sold to Mr. W.H. Harley who sold it back to Rolls-Royce in 1929. The body was removed and replaced with this beautiful Riviera Town Car made by Brewster. The Riviera model is considered one of Brewster's most beautiful creations. The two-person rear seat is in an enclosed cabin, while the front row is open-air. Only six Springfield Ghost Riviera Town Cars were made, and this example is thought to be the only example still in existence.

A.L. Humes of New York City took delivery on December 7th of 1929. While in his care, the car received the floral fabric upholstery on the rear seat, Venetian mahogany inlay, and the gold-plated trim and accessories.

It was later sold to collector Dr. Erle Health of Pittsburgh who had a full 100-point restoration done. Under Dr. Heath's ownership it won many awards, including the Scher Trophy for the best Silver Ghost at the RROC Annual Meet in 1973.

Dr. Heath sold the car in the 1980s and it subsequently passed through three more owners until collector Robert Pass acquired it in 2010 and had it reconditioned. It then won Best in Class at Amelia Island in 2012, and was shown at Pebble Beach in 2013 before joining the current owner's collection in 2014.

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2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale

Lot was not sold

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Merrimac
Chassis#: S369RK
Sold for USD$280,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#: S77LK
Sold for USD$550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
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1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST ALL WEATHER TOURER
Chassis#: S283 PK
Sold for USD$308,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#: S169MK
Sold for USD$250,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Salamanca Permanent
Chassis#: S242PK
Sold for USD$203,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer
Chassis#: S88LK
Sold for USD$203,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Barrel-Sided Open Tourer by Rippon
Chassis#: GCK19
Sold for USD$109,092
  2010 Coys Auction - Blenheim Palace
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Sedancalette de Ville
Chassis#: GSK55
Sold for USD$47,978
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$132,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Rolling Chassis
Chassis#: S152MK
Sold for USD$49,725
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Rolling Chassis
Chassis#: 278
Sold for USD$55,575
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Display Chassis
Chassis#: S287PK
Sold for USD$58,500
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Schapandrier-style Tourer
Chassis#: 104 EU
Sold for USD$164,573
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
 

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

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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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Piccadilly Roadster
Coachwork: Merrimac
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