It doesn’t happen very often so, when it does, it is certain to create a lot of interest.
Indeed, many classic car enthusiasts from all over the world would love to own a Rolls Royce Silver Ghost so bids are expected to be intense at the auction on 1 September that takes place at Historics at Brooklands.
The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost has been referred to as probably the best car anywhere in the world.
In 1911 this luxury classic car came off the production line costing £1,500 that equated to ten times the annual wage of the average professional. You could have bought a country house for that price back in 2011.
Originally the car was known as the 40/50hp before gaining the “Silver Ghost” tag due to its exquisite quality.
Originally launched back in 1906 it was claimed by Autocar to be the “best car in the world.”
The history behind this model was that it was delivered to Sir Adolph Tuck on 1 April 2011 who was Raphael Tuck’s son. Raphael had made a fortune in postcards.
The Rolls Royce Silver Ghost had a Landaulette body fitted so that Raphael could have a chauffeur to drive him around. It also came with a picnic basket and champagne holder.
Rippon Brothers Ltd, who are a coach building company going back centuries and who, in 1584, manufactured a throne for Queen Elizabeth 1, re-bodied the Rolls Royce as a two-seater tourer.
A guide price of between £450,000 to £550,000 has been set by the auction house Historics who are dealing with the sale.
Historics Auction Director Edward Bridger-Stille stated: “To find a Silver Ghost for sale is a red letter day. The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is a treasured car, it was so advanced and expensive when it was launched. It could cost the same as a country home.”