RSS Feed

Related Articles

Related Categories

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost adds spirit to second sale

21st September 2010 Print
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Having recently consigned a tribute to the Ghostbusters vehicle, Historics is also offering auction-goers an opportunity to capture a Ghost; a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca poised to appear at the forthcoming sale at Brooklands on Saturday, 25th September.

Chassis 112 JH was one of 1701 ‘Ghosts’ produced by the Newhaven factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, with its exquisite Salamanca coachwork style doing much to confirm Autocar Magazine’s 1907 moniker of ‘The Best Car in the World’.

Equally proficient in summer or winter driving conditions thanks to multiple configurations – fully enclosed limousine, open-front sedanca-de-ville or open-rear landaulette - 112 JH was originally registered in California and then New York before moving to South Africa, where its owner intended to transfer the engine into a boat!

A fortunate last-minute change-of-heart meant the Salamanca didn’t set sail, and instead went on to develop a Regularity pedigree as a South African National Rally race winner in 1955 and 1960 and Class winner in 1956.

Well known in Rolls-Royce circles, 112 JH achieved a purported world-record hammer price for a Springfield Ghost at auction in the UK in 1977, of £38,000, and now with extensive documentation detailing many years of effortless and ultra-reliable motoring, the car is expected to fetch offers in the region of £120,000 - £145,000 at auction on Saturday 25th September.

For more information, and to attend the Historics at Brooklands auction on the afternoon of September 25th, visit  Entry by catalogue only, available prior to, or on the day of the auction.

More Photos - Click to Enlarge

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost