1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost McNear Limousine.

Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Springfield.

Year: 1924
Chassis no: 181KF
Registration: SV9682
Price: Sold

1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost McNear Limousine.

Chassis number: 181KF

Registration number: SV9682

A simply stunning low mileage candidate for the preservation category of any concours.  This car has covered a scant 38,000 miles from new & is in impeccable order thoughout.  

The car completely lacks any appreciable signs of wear found on higher mileage cars & has to be driven to be believed.  The steering has no play whatsoever.  The swich gear no wear to the surrounding paintwork.  A detailed history file comes with the car listing the various owners though the years iincluding famed racing driver Phil Hill in California.  A bill of sale in the history file lists the car as having sold in the distant past for the princely sum of One US Dollar  along with other unspecified considerations.

The body is a quailty affair by McNear of Brookline Massachusetts  taking the form  of an elegant limousine.  Mcnear bodied at least 10 other silver ghosts other examples of which are extant today, along with assorted other brands.  The McNear lineage extends back decades in to the times of carriage making for its better heeled Boston Brahmin clientele.

Paintwork is the American equivalent of Masons Black, Masons being the UK name of the ubiquitous suppliers of Black paint to Rolls Royce & nothing to do with the those travelling men on the level or in the Square.  It is in fine order & to show standards.

The interior of the car is beautifully preserved with grained black epi style leather to the doors & arm rests.  Original fabric covers the seats front & back & is fine order.  The dash board has a fine crackled finish where the original paint has shrunk, impossible to replicate in a restoration.  A smokers hatch is fitted to the roof affording light to the interior.

The engine starts instantly & runs in silence.  It presents beautifully under the bonnet with gleaming copper & brass evident wherever one looks.  All the important bits such as the aluminium undertrays are in situ, present & correct.  Various owners requesites in silver sit in their appointed places in the rear of the interior.  A big Klaxon is fitted to the engine side of the bulkhead.

The overall condition of the car is a credit to the last owner of over a decade.  Many hours have been spent cleaning the underside components, bulling up the brightwork & generally ensuring the car to be in show order thoughout.

A good history comes with the car with bills from varied specialists including Alan Glew & RR&B Garages.  An original spare parts cataloge comes with the car as do reprints of the owners manual detailing the correct operation of a 40/50hp Rolls-Royce Motor Car.  The brass AA badge is being retained by the last owner where it will take pride of place on his next Ghost.

I have to stress what a wonderful time warp this car is.  You realy need to come & see it to appreciate how fine an example it is.  The car will fit well in any collection but by the same token is ready for extended use & touring should this be the new owners remit.

Currently owned by a noted 20 Gost club member whom has maintained the car without regards to cost; It is thus ready to go & be immediately used.  THis car is of sufficient quality to have won the 20 Ghost club concours a couple of years ago.

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1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost McNear Limousine.

Chassis number: 181KF

Registration number: SV9682

A simply stunning low mileage candidate for the preservation category of any concours.  This car has covered a scant 38,000 miles from new & is in impeccable order thoughout.  

The car completely lacks any appreciable signs of wear found on higher mileage cars & has to be driven to be believed.  The steering has no play whatsoever.  The swich gear no wear to the surrounding paintwork.  A detailed history file comes with the car listing the various owners though the years iincluding famed racing driver Phil Hill in California.  A bill of sale in the history file lists the car as having sold in the distant past for the princely sum of One US Dollar  along with other unspecified considerations.

The body is a quailty affair by McNear of Brookline Massachusetts  taking the form  of an elegant limousine.  Mcnear bodied at least 10 other silver ghosts other examples of which are extant today, along with assorted other brands.  The McNear lineage extends back decades in to the times of carriage making for its better heeled Boston Brahmin clientele.

Paintwork is the American equivalent of Masons Black, Masons being the UK name of the ubiquitous suppliers of Black paint to Rolls Royce & nothing to do with the those travelling men on the level or in the Square.  It is in fine order & to show standards.

The interior of the car is beautifully preserved with grained black epi style leather to the doors & arm rests.  Original fabric covers the seats front & back & is fine order.  The dash board has a fine crackled finish where the original paint has shrunk, impossible to replicate in a restoration.  A smokers hatch is fitted to the roof affording light to the interior.

The engine starts instantly & runs in silence.  It presents beautifully under the bonnet with gleaming copper & brass evident wherever one looks.  All the important bits such as the aluminium undertrays are in situ, present & correct.  Various owners requesites in silver sit in their appointed places in the rear of the interior.  A big Klaxon is fitted to the engine side of the bulkhead.

The overall condition of the car is a credit to the last owner of over a decade.  Many hours have been spent cleaning the underside components, bulling up the brightwork & generally ensuring the car to be in show order thoughout.

A good history comes with the car with bills from varied specialists including Alan Glew & RR&B Garages.  An original spare parts cataloge comes with the car as do reprints of the owners manual detailing the correct operation of a 40/50hp Rolls-Royce Motor Car.  The brass AA badge is being retained by the last owner where it will take pride of place on his next Ghost.

I have to stress what a wonderful time warp this car is.  You realy need to come & see it to appreciate how fine an example it is.  The car will fit well in any collection but by the same token is ready for extended use & touring should this be the new owners remit.

Currently owned by a noted 20 Gost club member whom has maintained the car without regards to cost; It is thus ready to go & be immediately used.  THis car is of sufficient quality to have won the 20 Ghost club concours a couple of years ago.

RICHARD BIDDULPH
SALES & VALUATIONS

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e: richard@vandp.net

SIMONE DELLA CORTE
SHOWROOM MANAGER

t: +44 (0)7377 070 943
e: simone@vandp.net

MICHAEL KLIEBENSTEIN
EUROPEAN SALES and MARKETING

m: +49 170 204 3831
e: michael.kliebenstein@t-online.de

JAN KURTY
EASTERN EUROPE SALES and MARKETING

m: +44 7872 932 675
e: kurtyinterbiz@btinternet.com

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