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1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster / S335RL Vehicle Information

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost photograph

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This Springfield Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was among the last American Silver Ghost made, and was used as a 'trials' car in preparation for the New Phantom. Modifications to the car were extensive, and included twin taillights with 'reversing' lamps, dual-filament headlights, improved double ignition, Houdaille hydraulic shock absorbers and a Westinghouse vacuum servo-powered four-wheel braking system. It was sold, in 1928, as a used car, to the principal of the Scullin Steel Co., of St. Louis. The body, a Picadilly roadster, was built by Merrimack Body Co., of Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork, and is original to the chassis. The present owners have toured the car extensively, including the 90th anniversary of the 1913 Alpine Trials in Austria and Italy.

This Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was manufactured in June of 1926 and used for two years as a company demonstrator and trials car. After its duties were complete, the car was refreshed before being sold to its first owner, A.J. Davis of St. Louis, Missouri, on December 28th of 1928. The list price was $13,450.

The car's second owner was Edward M. Bergen who took possession in 1937. Subsequent owners include John B. Davis of Florissant, Missouri, and then Carroll Vail, also of St. Louis. Then car was then sold to Conrad Karras of Great North, New Jersey, and Naples, Florida, who took the car on the 1973 Alpine Tour. Dennis Nicotra of Woodbridge, Connecticut, bought the car in 1986. In 1987, it was acquired William B. Ruger, in whose care it remained until it was sold from his estate in 2002. The car was mechanically restored, which included fitting two new cylinder blocks.

The next owner, Lyle Patterson, Mr. Ruger's collection manager, entered the Piccadilly Roadster in the 2003 European Alpine Tour, then several Florida concours events, including Amelia Island and Boca Raton in 2009.

In 2006, the car was given a new stainless steel exhaust system and an overdrive was added. The front seats were re-trimmed in black leather, and the body was refinished in black over gray with black wings.


2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $395,000-USD $425,000 
Lot was not sold

2014 Gooding & Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $400,000-USD $500,000 
Lot was not sold

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1926 sales)
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer by Merrimac
Chassis#: S366RL
Sold for USD$196,000
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tilbury Sedan
Chassis#: S 256 PL
Sold for USD$68,320
  2018 Bonhams : Collectors Motorcars and Automobilia Auction
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Tilbury Sedan by Willoughby
Chassis#: S360RL
Sold for USD$131,600
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1926 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST PICK-UP
Chassis#: S248PK
Sold for USD$159,500
  2017 Bonhams : The Bothwell Collection
 
1926 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST PICCADILLY ROADSTER
Sold for USD$357,500
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Playboy Roadster
Chassis#: S400RK
Sold for USD$264,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
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1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$213,266
  2013 Coys Auction - A236 True Greats
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Playboy Convertible Coupe by Brewster
Chassis#: S400RK
Sold for USD$313,500
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Playboy Deluxe Roadster
Chassis#: S208ML
Sold for USD$495,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer by Merrimac
Chassis#: S226PL
Sold for USD$319,000
  2011 RM Auctions at Monterey
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Boat-Tail Speedster
Chassis#: S337RL
Sold for USD$320,216
  2010 RM Auctions - Sporting Classics of Monaco
 
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Chassis#: S255PL
Sold for USD$319,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1926 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Tilbury Sedan
Chassis#: S360RL
Sold for USD$160,000
  2007 Bonhams - Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia featuring The Frank Cooke Collection Part II
 
1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost London-Edinburgh style Torpedo Tourer
Chassis#: S178ML
Sold for USD$161,000
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Playboy RoadsterS306PL2018 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $340,000$400,000
1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Piccadilly RoadsterS295PL2016 Bonhams : The December Sale $250,000$280,000
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Rolls-Royce Custom Coach WorkS295PL2016 RM Sotheby's : London Sale $280,000$320,000
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall MallS236PL2015 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours $300,000$375,000
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly RoadsterS335RL2014 Rick Cole Auctions : Monterey $395,000$425,000
1928 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly RoadsterS335RL2014 Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auction $400,000$500,000
1926 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Playboy RoadsterS400RK2012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia $120,000$150,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Sport Tourer
Coachbuilder: Fleetwood
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Pall Mall Sport Tourer
Coachbuilder: Merrimac
Chassis Num: S226PL

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Piccadilly Roadster
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: S255PL
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Piccadilly Roadster
Coachbuilder: Merrimac
Chassis Num: S321PL

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Stratford
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: S3345RL
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Piccadilly Roadster
Coachbuilder: Merrimac
Chassis Num: S335RL
Engine Num: 22355

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
1926 Playboy Convertible Coupe
Coachbuilder: Brewster
Chassis Num: S400RK
Engine Num: 28004

1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

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