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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi-des-Belge Tourer

  • Chassis Number: 1676
This car was sold with engine #67 on May 18, 1911, to G.F. Smith of South Port. Smith specified, among other things, brass fittings rather than the more usual nickel. It was shipped to Cockshoot in Manchester where a landaulette body was erected on the chassis. In 1930 it was acquired by Jimmy Skinner who removed the dated body and then sold the car to Geoffrey Frank, in 1945, who drove it with open seats, fenders and hoods. Frank submitted it to the VCC dating committee whose certification No. 141 confirms its 1911 dating but notes the engine is 114P (from chassis number 1995).

George Hartley acquired the car in 1976 and started a multi-year restoration which was completed in 1980. He designed the close coupled Rois de Belges body which is shorter and lower than the Barker coachwork on the Silver Ghost, but still appropriate to the chassis. Bill Haines bought the car in 1988. While in his hands, the car made its most notable accomplishment. It was selected by the Franklin Mint to commemorate the famed 'Spirit of Ectasy' mascot designed by Charles Skyes. In 2011 it participated in the Wholly Ghost Tour in Michigan. The engine spun a main bearing and the car was left crippled. In 2012 it was sent to expert Steve Litten for a complete restoration. It made its restoration debut at the 2015 Amelia Island Concours.

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1911 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 1911 sales)
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Drophead Coupe by Barker
Chassis#: 1713
Sold for USD$385,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Limousine
Chassis#: 1850E
Sold for USD$940,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roadster
Chassis#: 1592
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Monterey
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Tourer
Chassis#: 1677
Sold for USD$869,264
  2012 Aalholm Automobile Collection
 
1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Seven-Passenger Roi des Belges
Chassis#: 1574
Sold for USD$836,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
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1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Open Drive Landaulette
Chassis#: 1797
Sold for USD$506,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roi-des-Belge Tourer
Chassis#: 1574
Sold for USD$682,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost ROI_DES_BELGES
Sold for USD$522,500
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - The Auburn Auction 2008
 
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$990,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Roi Des Belges
Chassis#: 1574
Sold for USD$797,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
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1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$858,000
  2006 Monterey Sports & Classic Car Auction
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1911 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette
Sold for USD$401,500
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1911 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST TOURER16062023 Gooding & Company : London Auction $500,000$700,000
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer17172021 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours Auction $1,000,000$1,500,000
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Tulip-Backed semi open drive Pullman Limousine15432020 Bonhams : The Golden Age of Motoring Sale (1886 1939) $1,000,000$1,300,000
1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer by Lawton15442016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island$2,100,000$2,500,000$3,500,000
1911 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 ROI-DES-BELGES 2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction $3,500,000$5,000,000

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