<b>1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coup&#233;</b><br />Chassis no. 32SG
Lot 191
1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé
Sold for US$ 110,000 inc. premium

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1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Drophead Coupé
Chassis no. 32SG

7,428cc L-head inline six-cylinder engine
Single Rolls-Royce Carburetor
4-speed manual transmission
Live front axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and live rear axle with platform cantilever rear suspension
Rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes

*Legendary model on which the company reputation was founded
*Rare original Danish delivered car
*Eligible for Rolls-Royce and other club tours
*Offered with factory records


THE ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER GHOST

The heart of the Silver Ghost was its magnificent engine, a 7,036cc (later 7,428cc) sidevalve six equipped with seven-bearing crankshaft and pressure lubrication. A sturdy chassis comprised of channel-section side members and tubular cross members was suspended on semi-elliptic springs at the front and a 'platform' leaf-spring arrangement at the rear, though the latter soon came in for revision. In the course of its 20-year production life there would be countless other improvements to the car.

After a successful 2,000-mile trial under RAC supervision, the factory demonstrator - chassis '60551', 'The Silver Ghost' - was entered in the Scottish Reliability Trial, completing the 15,000-mile run with flying colors to set a new world record. From then on the car's reputation was assured, not the least in North America where the wide-open spaces placed a premium on reliability and comfort.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This particular Silver Ghost was delivered new to Wessel & Wett in Copenhagen Denmark fitted with a coupé/cabriolet body by Windovers. Wessel & Wett owned 'Magasin du Nord', the Danish equivalent of Harrods. The car was later owned by a Consul Glad, who at the same time also owned an Isotta Fraschini. As is often the case with cars still in good mechanical condition, the original but out-of-fashion coachbuilt body was replaced in the 1930s with a new touring body.

A document on file shows that in 1958 the car was donated to the Dansk Veteranbil Klub by a Director Leo Jensen. In the mid-1970s, a well-known Danish car enthusiast, Mr. Sachmann, acquired the Rolls-Royce from the club. At that time the car had been out of commission for many years. After thorough research, Mr. Sachmann restored the Silver Ghost to its former glory using original period photographs to construct a new body and fittings matching the original in every detail, completing the task in 1985. More recently, the car benefited from an overhaul of the fuel system, the work being undertaken by a Silver Ghost specialist in Northern Ireland.

In 2015 the car migrated to the US. A superb Vintage-era tourer capable of travelling at a good speed on any historic motoring event, this beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is offered with copies of factory records and an interesting history file.
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