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1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

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This Rolls-Royce features custom coachwork by Merrimac Body Company, which was the largest supplier of bodies to the American-based Rolls-Royce manufacturing operation in Springfield, Mass. (1920-1931).

Though the Rolls-Royce name is indelibly linked to England, the firm once manufactured automobiles on United States soil in Springfield, Massachusetts, from 1920 until 1931. The reason for this business venture were numerous: America had become the most important automobile market in the world; U.S. duties on imported cars made them unrealistically expensive; the Rolls-Royce manufacturing plant in Derby, England lacked the capacity to meet global demand and delays in shipping automobiles from England to the United States didn't sit well with impatient, affluent buyers.

The car was retrofitted at the Rolls-Royce Springfield factory with four-wheel brakes (mechanical), vertical radiator shutters, 7.00 x 21 'balloon' tires and hydraulic shock absorbers. In addition, the top was lowered.

This car was originally owned by a Mrs. D.P. Robinson of Rye, New York. In 1926 she sent the car back to the factory in Springfield, to be retrofitted with four wheel brakes and a Westinghouse vacuum booster. At the same time, the factory made several changes to update the car. The windshield and top were lowered to give the car a more rakish look. Vertical shutters were installed in the grill and larger tires and wheels were installed along with Autolite twin distributors.

In May 2007 the current owner drove the car more than 7,000 miles on tours in the United States and in the Alps. The car has participated in the Silver Ghost Centennial in England and Scotland as well as Extreme Mountain Driving in the French and Swiss Alps.

The car remains largely original and is driven regularly.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

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
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1925 ROLLS-ROYCE 40/50HP SILVER GHOST ALL WEATHER TOURER
Chassis#: S283 PK
Sold for USD$308,000
  2014 Bonhams Quail Lodge Auction
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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
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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

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information
Piccadilly Roadster
Coachwork: Merrimac
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Piccadilly Roadster
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Chassis #: 364RK
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Riviera Town Car
Coachwork: Brewster
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Piccadilly Roadster
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Chassis #: S77LK
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Playboy Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
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Piccadilly Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
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Tourer
Coachwork: Merrimac
Chassis #: S131MK
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Piccadilly Roadster
Coachwork: Brewster
Chassis #: S135MK
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All Weather Tourer
Coachwork: Locke
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Limousine
Coachwork: Buckingham
Chassis #: S387RK
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Town Car
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Chassis #: S110MK
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Salamanca Town Car
Coachwork: Willoughby
Chassis #: S242PK