Chassis no: 1605
1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Rois Des Belges.
Chassis number: 1605
A simply stunning & grand restoration to the highest of standards. This car started life in 1911 wearing touring coachwork by Munnions of Chelmsford. After several owners it was acquired by one T.G. Rose and embarked on a 30 year excursion to Barbados. In 1949 it returned to the UK and passed into the hands of A.P Hammond of Newmarket. By now its sporting touring body had been replaced and the car saw service as the starters car for the Newmarket Horse races! An image of the car in this latter form is reproduced on page 401 of the book The Edwardian Rolls-Royce by John Fasal and Bryan Goodman. It may be assumed that this body was mounted in the chassis after its return from Barbados.
Unearthed by marque expert & noted author of the aforementioned definitive book on Pre War Silver Ghosts, Mr John Fasal. He discovered the car in the 1990's in component form with the original engine & assorted parts for the car. During the restoration by noted guru Terry Lister other parts were either acquired as needed or fabricated as required to create the wonderful machine we find today.
This imposing 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost presents magnificently as a large Edwardian touring car. It carries one of the most classic styles of open coachwork which was popular before the Great War, and the overall condition is splendid. The full set of brass accoutrements, including dual windscreens, dual lamps and the archetypal Rolls-Royce radiator complement the deep red bodywork to perfection. Simply a grand conveyance, and being a well-known car in Rolls-Royce circles, it will be welcomed at any meet the new owner should care to attend.
A large number of invoices covering work done in connection with refitting the body, as well as mechanical work come with the car; the majority from Marque specialist Alan Glew. A new exhaust has been fitted, and the electrics have received attention, including the electrification of the main lights.
The car is in perfect driving order having been freshly serviced by ourselves. It is ready for immediate extended tours & rally use. The engine is silent, the three speed gear box a pleasure to use & personifies the Monniker, "The best car in the world."
In addition to this pre war Silver Ghost we also have cars from 1909, 1910, 1912, 1923, 1924 & 1925. Please email or call for full details.
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