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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost

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In 1906, Rolls-Royce built four chassis to be shown at the Olympia Motor Show in London, including two examples of a new car initially designated the 40/50 HP. The car that gave the model its now much more well-known name was AX201 (with chassis 6BD), which was the twelfth 40/50 hp built. It was painted in aluminum paint with silver-plated fittings and was nicknamed the 'Silver Ghost' to emphasize its ghost-like quietness. This Silver Ghost was privately entered in the prestigious 1912 Austrian Alpine Trial by its first owner, James Radley. Rolls-Royce prepared a factory team of four cars for the 1913 event, and the team gained six awards, including the Archduke Leopold Cup. Replicas of the victorious cars were put into production and sold officially as Continental models, but they were called Alpine Eagles by chief test driver Ernest Hives, and this is the name that they have kept ever since.

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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1915 sales)
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Limousine
Chassis#: 9AD
Sold for USD$277,516
  2020 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Tourer
Chassis#: 6AD
Sold for USD$329,419
  2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Limousine by Hamshaw
Chassis#: 2BD
Sold for USD$506,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Tourer
Chassis#: 23ED
Sold for USD$660,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Limousine
Chassis#: 2BD
Sold for USD$561,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Tourer
Sold for USD$368,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$1,100,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer15BD2022 Mecum : Monterey$475,000  
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Limousine9AD2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $450,000$550,000
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Limousine by H.A. Hamshaw2BD2011 RM Auctions Villa d'Este$440,000$520,000$700,000
1915 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Torpedo Tourer by Maythorn & Son24 CB2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company $775,000$850,000
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost23ED2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey$500,000$700,000$900,000

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1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Profiles

1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost vehicle information
Limousine
Coachwork: H.a. Hamshaw Ltd.
Chassis #: 2BD
Engine #: 11B
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost vehicle information
London-Edinburgh Tourer
Chassis #: 23ED
Engine #: 88E
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Tourer
Coachwork: Maythorne & Sons
Chassis #: 24 CB
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Eagle Torpedo
Coachwork: Portholme
1915 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost vehicle information
Sports Torpedo
Coachwork: Wilkinson
Chassis #: 15BD