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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Chassis number : S304RK

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Sold for $132,000 at 2009 Automobiles of Arizona.
Production of the Silver Ghost's began in 1907 and would continue for nearly two decades. The name 'Silver Ghost' was taken from the silver Baker-bodied tourer built for Managing Director Claude Johnson. It had been christened the 'Silver Ghost', a name that would soon become legendary and a house-hold name.

In 1919, Rolls-Royce acquired a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts. Brewster, along with other prestigious coachbuilders, were tasked with building bodies for the Silver Ghost. A number of these coach-built bodies left the factories under the hallmark of Rolls-Royce Custom Coach Work.

This car, chassis number S304RK, originally wore a Pickwick division limousine body, as described by John Webb deCampi's book Rolls-Royce in America. In modern times, the car carries a Piccadilly roadster body. Both of these bodies were created by Rolls-Royce Custom Coach Works. It was a common practice to re-use the chassis when the owner brought it back to the factory. The outdated body would be removed and a new body would be fitted. The chassis were often in great condition and traveled only a small number of miles, making them excellent candidates for re-use.

This car was purchased by Dr. Atwood in 1987. It is painted in two shades of red and there is a tan canvas top. The seat and door panels are finished in brown leather and there is matching brown carpets.

Between 1921 to 1926, there were 1,703 Silver Ghosts produced in Springfield. Power was from an L-head inline six-cylinder engine that offered 40/50 horsepower. This car has a three-speed manual transmission, four-wheel mechanical brakes, and a wheelbase size of 143.5-inchs

In 2009, this Piccadilly Roadster was offered for sale at the Automobiles of Arizona presented by RM Auctions. The lot was estimated to sell for $80,000 - $110,000 and offered without a reserve. The lot was sold for the sum of $132,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2009

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2009 Automobiles of Arizona

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $80,000-USD $110,000 
Sale Price :
USD $132,000

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

(Data based on Model Year 1925 sales)
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster by Merrimac
Chassis#: S369RK
Sold for USD$280,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#: S77LK
Sold for USD$550,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST ALL WEATHER TOURER
Chassis#: S283 PK
Sold for USD$308,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly Roadster
Chassis#: S169MK
Sold for USD$250,000
  2014 Greenwich Concours D'Elegance Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Salamanca Permanent
Chassis#: S242PK
Sold for USD$203,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer
Chassis#: S88LK
Sold for USD$203,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Barrel-Sided Open Tourer by Rippon
Chassis#: GCK19
Sold for USD$109,092
  2010 Coys Auction - Blenheim Palace
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 20hp Sedancalette de Ville
Chassis#: GSK55
Sold for USD$47,978
  2009 Bonhams - Beaulieu Autojumble, National Motor Museum
 
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
Sold for USD$132,000
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost image  
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Rolling Chassis
Chassis#: S152MK
Sold for USD$49,725
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Rolling Chassis
Chassis#: 278
Sold for USD$55,575
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Display Chassis
Chassis#: S287PK
Sold for USD$58,500
  2006 Bonhams - The Frank Cooke Collection
 
1925 Rolls-Royce 45/50hp Silver Ghost Schapandrier-style Tourer
Chassis#: 104 EU
Sold for USD$164,573
  2005 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars, Motorcycles & Automobilia
 

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts That Failed To Sell At Auction

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2016 H & H Auctions Imperial War MuseumDuxford   
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SPRINGFIELD SILVER GHOST RIVIERA TOWNCAR390XH2015 BarrettJackson Scottsdale   
1925 Rolls-Royce Springfield Silver Ghost Berwick SedanS298PK2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 Dual Cowl Tourer62 EU2012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50 SedanS287PK2012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp Playboy RoadsterS227PL2003 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, & Automoblia at RAF Hendon $80,000$100,000
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST PALL MALL TOURER 2001 Kruse Auction San Antonio, TX$81,000  
1925 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST PALL MALL TOURER 2001 Kruse Auction Scottsdale Arizona$85,000  

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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Profiles

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