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1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost


Chassis number : 39AG

Rolls-Royce 1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost History Specifications
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The first Rolls-Royce, introduced in 1906, was called the 40/50; the first 40/50 to bear the name Silver Ghost was actually the 12th chassis built. It featured an aluminum body by Barker with German silver-plated exterior fittings and a silver-plated brass badge bearing the name Silver Ghost. The name stuck. Rolls-Royce unabashedly claimed 'The Best Car in the World' as its mantra and 7,874 Silver Ghosts were built until production ceased in 1925.

This Silver Ghost 40/50 was the 28th chassis produced at the new Rolls-Royce Springfield, Massachusetts works between 1920 and 1921. The body, the car's original, is a sleek five-passenger Phaeton was fitted by Buffalo, New York coachbuilder Brunn and Company to the specifications of its first owner, J.C. McKinney also of Buffalo, New York. It was originally delivered as a right-hand drive car.

In 1926 chassis 39AG was returned to the factory for updating, including a switch of the driving position to left-hand drive, new bumpers, wheels, tires grille vanes and faired-in tool boxes among other improvements. The car retains its original engine with 12-volt electrics and four-speed transmission.

39AG has lead an interesting and varied existence. Perhaps the low point was in the early 1950's when such cars were not very desirable. It was offered for sale in the New York Times for a mere $600.

The car has since been completely restored (from 2013 to 2015) to its original condition. This took place in three phases over a ten year period. Since completion, it has garnered numerous national level awards.

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1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1921 sales)
1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST TOURING PHAETON
Chassis#: 47AG
Sold for USD$159,040
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost 'London-to-Edinburgh' Tourer
Chassis#: 48CE
Sold for USD$286,905
  2019 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost 'London-to-Edinburgh' Tourer
Chassis#: 48CE
Sold for USD$350,826
  2018 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: 32SG
Sold for USD$110,000
  2017 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Phaeton
Chassis#: 33NE
Sold for USD$78,671
  2017 Bonhams : The Spa Classic Sale
 
1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST – LONDON TO EDINBURGH STYLE TOURER
Chassis#: 48CE
Sold for USD$437,484
  2016 Coys - Thoroughbred & Vintage at Fontwell House
 
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Cabriolet
Chassis#: 61 NE
Sold for USD$166,992
  2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
 
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Limousine
Sold for USD$130,000
  2015 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Saloon
Sold for USD$100,000
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 32SG
Sold for USD$131,486
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1921 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 HP SILVER GHOST TORPÉDO
Chassis#: CW29
Sold for USD$203,491
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 HP Oxford Tourer
Sold for USD$200,000
  2012 Leake Auctions - Tulsa
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Phaeton
Chassis#: 50UG
Sold for USD$379,500
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1921 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Salamanca Cabriolet
Chassis#: 182 AG
Sold for USD$198,327
  2008 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Select Pre-War Motor Cars
 
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost Torpedo Phaeton
Sold for USD$511,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1921 Rolls Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Touring Phaeton
Chassis#: 47 AG
Sold for USD$103,500
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1921 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST48CE2016 Coys Blenheim Palace $340,000$390,000
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Tourer94NE2016 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale $240,000$280,000
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Cabriolet32SG2015 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $100,000$140,000
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Tourer34 AG2013 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $150,000$200,000
1921 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Alpine Eagle Sports Tourer15TE2013 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $255,000$325,000
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Oxford Seven-Passenger Tourer by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork 95MG95MG2013 RM Auctions Arizona$220,000$300,000$400,000
1921 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 2012 Branson Auction Spring 2012$180,000  
1921 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé with Dickey9AG2011 Bonhams Bonhams Oxford, Collectors' Motor Cars $110,000$130,000
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Sedanca de Ville19 TE2003 Bonhams Lord's Cricket Ground 'Summer Vintage' $60,000$65,000

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1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Locke
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Plaxton
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Phaeton
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 50UG
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Oxford Tourer
Chassis #: 95MG
Engine #: 20-92
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Phaeton
Coachwork: Brunn
Chassis #: 39AG
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Drophead Coupé
Coachwork: Windovers
Chassis #: 32SG
Engine #: P68
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Cunard
Chassis #: 65 UE
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Open Tourer
Coachwork: James & Co.
1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Steuart & Co.
Chassis #: 47AG
Engine #: 144AL