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1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 7AU

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Sold for $180,013 (£113,500) at 2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia.
Rolls-Royce initially adopted a single model policy, concentrating its efforts in the engineering and development on the 40/50hp six-cylinder series. These were known by the name of its earliest successful example, the 'Silver Ghost.' But while Rolls-Royce stayed with a single model designation, the Silver Ghost was anything but static in engineering, design or features.

The Silver Ghost was rugged, powerful and quiet. It would cruise all day, swallowing up long distances, in comfort and silence. Its quiet and relaxed low-speed operation was ideally suited to restrained and elegant duty under limousine and town car coachwork.

In addition to the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby, Rolls-Royce set up production facilities in the United States in 1920, choosing Springfield, Massachusetts for its access to suppliers and for the ample supply of skilled craftsmen.

This 1924 Rolls-Royce wears an 'enclosed drive cabriolet body by coachbuilder Windovers Ltd. After completion, it was shipped across the English Channel for display at the 1924 Paris Motor Show. The heart of the Silver Ghost was its magnificent 7-liter engine, side valve, six-cylinder engine equipped with seven-bearing crankshaft and pressure lubrication developing 40/50 horsepower. A sturdy chassis comprised of channel-section side members and tubular cross members was suspended on semi-elliptic springs at the front and a platform leaf-spring arrangement at the rear, though the later soon came in for revision.

Sold for $180,013 (£113,500) at 2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia.
This Rolls-Royce is from the penultimate year of Silver Ghost production. It is a long-wheelbase example with coachwork by Windovers Ltd. After the 'enclosed drive cabriolet' body was installed, the Rolls-Royce was shipped across the English Channel for display at the Paris Motor Show. The vehicle's first owner was E J Mayer, Esq of London W1 followed by Countess Cartwright of Grammar House, Aynho, Oxfordshire from October 1932.

The Silver Ghost was acquired in 2002 by its later owner via P&A Wood, having previously belonged to a Mr. J A Barber of Pangbourne, Berkshire. In 2007, the car was brought to P&A Woods for servicing, with work that included overhauling the magneto, flushing the fuel tank, repairing the fuel gauge and sender, and cleaning the Autovac. The vehicle's last MoT was to May 2013.

In 2013, this Rolls-Royce was sold at Bonham's Beaulieu, National Motor Museum auction.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2021

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2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia

Sale Price :
USD $180,013 (£113,500.00)

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1924 sales)
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1924 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Cabriolet
Chassis#: 7AU
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  2013 The Beaulieu Sale, Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
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  2008 Automobiles of London
 
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  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
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  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
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  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pickwick Limousine by WilloughbyS64LK2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale   
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer by Merrimac404MF2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az. $250,000$300,000
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall404MF2017 Gooding & Co. : Scottsdale, AZ $250,000$300,000
1924 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Shooting Brake101EM2015 Bonhams : The Summer Classic Sale $70,000$90,000
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shooting Brake89RM2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shooting Brake89RM2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer228832013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$220,000$325,000$375,000

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1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Roadster
Chassis #: 21223
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Enclosed Drive Cabriolet
Coachwork: Windovers
Chassis #: 7AU
Engine #: U6
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Pall Mall Tourer
Chassis #: 404 MF
Engine #: 22043
1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Riviera Salamanca Cabriolet Permanent
Coachwork: Holbrook
Chassis #: 273KF