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1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 2371

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Sold for $698,500 at 2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ.
The Rolls-Royce 40/50hp 'Silver Ghost' is a marvel of sophisticated engineering and build-quality, capable of delivering near silent operation and a luxurious experience for drivers and passengers alike.

This 1913 Silver Ghost, chassis number 2371, is one of the coveted London-to-Edinburgh specification cars. Original build sheets indicate this car was a direct copy of chassis 2148, which was a direct copy of the famous '1701' works car.

Originally clothed in a popular Torpedo style body by Barker, 2371 was delivered new to one Albert Janesich of the illustrious Janesich Jewelry family. Highly detailed notes on the factory build sheets indicate it was specified with Rudge-Whitworth wire wheels, Dunlop grooved tires, CA Vandervell lighting, multiple Brooks trunks, cobra horn, speedometer calibrated in KM and an additional cloth. Janesich's fabulous new Rolls-Royce was briefly registered in the UK, though very soon sent across the channel to Paris. Originally finished in silver gray with ivory lines and upholstery, it would have no double been a striking machine to see motoring the streets of Paris in its day.

Chassis 1701 was the second car to receive an improved specification that included a massive torque tube sending power to the strengthened rear axle, larger carburetor and a higher compression ratio engine. Fitted with a sporting, close coupled light-touring body by Holmes of Derby, Ltd., chassis 1701 completed the entirety of the 800 miles challenge in top gear, achieving an average consumption of 24.32 miles per gallon. Later, the same car achieved 78.26 miles per hour at Brooklands.

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2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $850,000 
Lot was not sold

2018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $850,000 
Lot was not sold

2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $900,000 
Sale Price :
USD $698,500

1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1913 sales)
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost 'London-to-Edinburgh' Sports Tourer
Chassis#: 2380
Sold for USD$1,001,000
  2017 Bonhams : Philadelphia Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
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1913 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP LONDON-EDINBURGH SILVER GHOST SPORTS TOURER
Chassis#: 2371
Sold for USD$698,500
  2017 Bonhams : Scottsdale, AZ
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1913 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 SILVER GHOST TOURER
Chassis#: 2517
Sold for USD$629,178
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
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1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp silver Ghost Roi-Des-Belges Tourer
Chassis#: 2617
Sold for USD$693,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
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1913 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost London-to-Edinburgh Tourer
Chassis#: 2643
Sold for USD$1,084,875
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost 'London to Edinburgh' Open Tourer
Chassis#: 2517
Sold for USD$495,880
  2011 RM Auctions - London
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1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Open Tourer
Chassis#: 2517
Sold for USD$800,000
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
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1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open-Drive Limousine
Chassis#: 1NA
Sold for USD$328,616
  2009 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
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1913 Rolls-Royce 'Silver Ghost' 40/50hp Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Chassis#: 2617
Sold for USD$832,000
  2008 The Richard C. Paine Jr. Collection
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1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer
Sold for USD$1,870,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
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1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$852,500
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Sports Tourer by Barker23712019 RM Sothebys : Hershey $750,000$850,000
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh Tourer23712018 Bonhams : Quail Lodge $750,000$850,000
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Roi-de-Belges Tourer26172011 Bonhams The December Sale $450,000$500,000
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Tourer25172011 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $900,000$1,300,000
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi-de-Belges Tourer25312009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $200,000$250,000
1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Roi-de-Belges Tourer25312008 Bonhams Important Collectors' Motor Cars, Pioneer and Vintage Motorcycles and Fine Automobilia $250,000$300,000

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1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Tourer
Coachwork: Portholme
Chassis #: 2491
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Saoutchik
Chassis #: 2442
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Tourer
Coachwork: Portholme
Chassis #: 19MA
Engine #: 101.R
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: 2517
Engine #: 17P
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 52MA
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Robertson of Glasgow
Chassis #: 1NA
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Hooper
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Town Carriage
Coachwork: Mulliner
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 2380
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Touring
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: SG 2477
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Roi-des-Belges Tourer
Coachwork: Wilkinson
Chassis #: 2617
Engine #: 11A
1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Wilkinson