In 1914 was an order for a new SIlver Ghost was placed by one Nicholas Tchinkine of Moscow Russia with Barker Torpedo coachwork specified. Due to the outbreak of hostilities, the car never made it to Russia & instead was commandeered by the War Department for use o the Kings Messenger service between Calais & the front lines.
In 1919, Its days in military service over, '9AD' was offered for sale at the Olympia auction organised by the Ministry of Munitions on 5th September 1919. The sale contained quite a number of government requisitioned cars that were now surplus to needs. 9AD was one J A Wallace Esq of Hampstead, London NW and he is its first recorded owner from 26th August 1920.
Around this time the car went back to Barker & had its current body fitted; that of an open drive limousine in which form it arrived in America. The car was purchased in this iteration by the famous circus impresario, John Ringling who kept the car along with several other Ghosts at his Sarasota Mansion Casa d'Zan. Upon his death, the car passed to the Sarasota Auto Museum & thence to the Imperial Palace collection before being acquired by the late Helmut Krogman of Lubeck in Germany.
We first handled this car about 10 years ago. The engine had been fully rebuilt but not correctly set up. We collected the car in Lubeck, had Carl Ford of The Priory Vintage Car Co, do a full set up & service on the car dramatically improving its running & operation. After the service, we drove the car back to Lubeck by way of the then running Esbjerg ferry with the car running better & better with every mile put on it.
The car is finished in a deep & lustrous purple making for a very striking machine. The interior is a full-on brocade affair with bedford cord & is in fine order. Black leather is installed up front to the drivers seats. Having been used in Germany the car is fitted with discreet flashers & indicators to satisfy the German MOT equivalent, the Tuff test.
Under the bonnet the car is beautifully detailed with all the brass & copper polished to a high shine, The engine has covered few miles since the rebuild so has superb compression & runs strongly & silently as one might expect. It is ready for immediate use & is a large tall imposing car that always draws attention to itself.
1923 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker 3/4 Cabriolet.
Chassis number: 54LK
Registration number: H0034BBB (Spanish)
Arriving 10th March with us. This Barker bodied car has resided in Spain for most of its life. Significant engine works have recently been undertaken by Madrileno .....
The Rolls-Royce 40/50hp “Silver Ghost” made its spectacular debut in 1907, recognized almost immediately as the finest motorcar money could buy. At the heart of the 40/50hp was Henry Royce’s impressively powerful and reliable 7,428cc side-valve inline-six. In its day, the inline-six configuration .....
1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost open drive Limousine by Grosvenor.
Chassis number: 1524
Registration number: BF 8376
Just arrived with us & being serviced after a comprehansive rebuild & brand new interior trim. Chassis 1524 has had its mechanics thoroughly & fully restored with many .....
1922 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Tourer
Registration number: AJ8865
Chassis number: 12YG
A magnificent Rolls Royce Silver Ghost tourer that has remained under the last ownership since 1991. The car has just arrived & has been dispatched to The Priory Vintage Car Co for a full service prior to running .....
1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Tourer with Roi-des-belges style coachwork. Delivered via L.C Seligmann to R.A Munn, a civil engineer and marine Superintendent to the Union castle line. Winner of the Stockbridge hill climbing trial in May 1914. In 1919 the car was purchased by Hurbert Scott-paine, founder .....
Green and Black with Black hide. Well sorted and ready to use and
enjoy. One of the last of the Silver Ghost models and fitted with four wheel brakes. Extensive history. Excellent condition. Known to P & A Wood in recent years.
Rolls Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost 1922 Chassi No 53HG Open Tourer by Cunard Carriage o Co A truly unique car is for sale. Delivered new to Sweden and has been in Sweden all the time with few owners. The car is extremely well documented from the first day until today. Many open Silver Ghost have a later .....