conceptcarz.com
Rolls-Royce History

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : 54AB

Share on:

Sold for $489,000 at 2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours.
The 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts received the larger, foot-actuated rear drum brakes. The 7,428cc inline 6-cylinder, L-head engine used a single Side Draft carburetor to deliver 75 horsepower at 1,500 RPM. The engine was paired with a three-speed manual transmission and rear drum brakes provided the stopping power.

This Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was given a Limousine-Landaulet body by Barker & Co. It was ordered by Mr. T.A. Williams of Harewood Garage at the 1913 London Motor Show and its body style was similar to one they had just completed. The car was specified with nickel finish, Dunlop wire wheels, CAV lights, and CAV Dynamo. Additionally, Mr. Willams requested specific detail about the windows and the colonial-specification 3-speed gearbox.

The Silver Ghost arrived at Barker's facilities on May 1st and was completed on August 15, 1915. The car later entered the care of Mr. E.F. Morris of The Morris Repair Work and eventually ended up, along with six other Silver Ghosts, with D.W. Beale of Worcester. Mr. Beale retained 54AB until 1964 when it was purchased by Percy Markham of Western Australia. Many years later, the care entered the care of the York Motor Museum, also in Western Australia, and was subsequently acquired by its current custodian in August of 2015.

The car currently has an electric starter, modern turn indicators, and a brake light for ease of operation. More recently, the car has been shown at the RROC National Meet in Asheville, North Carolina.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2022

View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image
View image

2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $475,000-USD $575,000 
Sale Price :
USD $489,000

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1914 sales)
1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Coachwork by Barker & Co
Chassis#: 54AB
Sold for USD$489,000
  2022 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
Chassis#: 67RB
Sold for USD$2,205,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$665,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Open Tourer
Chassis#: 64 AB
Sold for USD$716,232
  2017 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer by Hemmings
Chassis#: 35PB
Sold for USD$726,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Landaulette by Barker
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$577,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50 SILVER GHOST SKIFF
Chassis#: 54PB
Sold for USD$1,202,840
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tourer
Chassis#: 27LB
Sold for USD$572,000
  2012 RM - Milhous Collection, Fla
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Landaulette
Chassis#: 25EB
Sold for USD$550,000
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Boat-Tail Skiff
Chassis#: 54PB
Sold for USD$773,402
  2009 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls Royce 40/50Hp Silver Ghost Skiff-Torpedo
Sold for USD$1,072,500
  2008 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2008
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Landaulette by Barker
Sold for USD$1,155,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
 
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$720,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost
Chassis#: 60RB
Sold for USD$495,000
  2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1914 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST LANDAULETTE BY BARKER25EB2018 BarrettJackson : Scottsdale   
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Brewster Tourer15LB2012 Leake Auctions Dallas$375,000  
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Shapiro-Schebera Skiff 2009 Automobiles of Arizona$725,000$1,500,000$2,000,000
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 2009 The Scottsdale Auction : Gooding & Company $600,000$750,000

Vehicles With Comparable Market Values

Similar sales to the $851,391 range.
2010 Ferrari 599 GTO F1
Chassis#:ZFF70RDB000173816
Sold for $855,736
2022 Artcurial : Retromobile
1904 PIPE SERIE E 15CV FOUR-CYLINDER REAR-ENTRANCE TONNEAU
Chassis#:1518
Sold for $856,605
2022 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde à Paris
1931 BENTLEY 8 LITRE POINTED TAIL TWO SEATER
Chassis#:YR 5092
Sold for $859,871
2021 Gooding & Company : European Sporting & Historic Collection
2009 RUF CTR3
Chassis#:W09BM03879PR06002
Sold for $850,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Open Roads, Fall
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1964 Aston Martin DB5 'Vantage Specification'
Chassis#:DB5/1900/R
Sold for $852,000
2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1960 Porsche MOMO 356 RSR Outlaw by Emory
Chassis#:109153
Sold for $858,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
2017 Ford GT
Chassis#:2FAGP9CW4HH200097
Sold for $858,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Shift/Monterey
1966 Shelby GT350 Paxton Fastback
Chassis#:6S2265
Sold for $852,500
2020 Mecum : Indy
2019 McLaren Senna
Chassis#:SBM15ACA6KW800146
Sold for $847,000
2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
1931 Invicta 4½-Litre S-Type 'Low Chassis' Sports Tourer
Chassis#:S102
Sold for $852,000
2020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1967 Ford Mustang 'Eleanor'®
Sold for $852,500
2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee
1991 Porsche 911 Reimagined by Singer
Chassis#:WP0AB296XMS411191
Sold for $857,500
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1969 Ferrari 365 GTC
Chassis#:12187
Sold for $852,000
2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster
Chassis#:198.042.7500184
Sold for $852,500
2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
1948 Cadillac Series 62 Cabriolet by Saoutchik
Sold for $857,500
2017 RM Sotheby's : Icons
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona par Scaglietti
Chassis#:13433
Sold for $851,278
2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
1948 Maserati A6/1500 Coupe
Chassis#:060
Sold for $852,500
2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1960 Maserati 3500 GT Spyder by Vignale
Chassis#:AM101 971
Sold for $850,000
2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1928 Bentley 4½-Litre Tourer in the style of Vanden Plas
Chassis#:PM3252
Sold for $852,500
2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle thumbnail image  
1931 Bugatti Type 49 Roadster by Gangloff
Chassis#:49431
Sold for $852,500
2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: S. P. Broughton & Co
Chassis #: 30 EB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Dual Windshield Touring Car
Coachwork: Cockshoot
Chassis #: 37PB
Engine #: 30M
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 35GB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 20UB
Engine #: 21K
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Hemmings
Chassis #: 35 PB
Engine #: 29N
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Chassis #: 60RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Grand Luxe
Coachwork: Vanden Plas
Chassis #: 26RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Dual Windshield Touring Car
Coachwork: Cockshoot
Chassis #: 27LB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 40YB
Engine #: 96P
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Shapiro-Schebera Skiff
Chassis #: 54PB
Engine #: 45J
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Coachwork: Mann Egerton & Co
Chassis #: 1EB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 38MA
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Eagle Torpedo
Coachwork: Portholme
Chassis #: 17RB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Eagle Torpedo
Coachwork: Portholme
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 18PB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Torpedo Phaeton
Coachwork: Kellner
Chassis #: 67RB
Engine #: 102Y
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
London to Edinburgh Tourer
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 29AB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Alpine Tourer
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: 43YB
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Coachwork: Barker
Chassis #: 25EB
Engine #: 89M
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Tourer
Chassis #: 2BD
1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Landaulette
Chassis #: 54AB
Engine #: 70R