Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roadster “Playboy” – 1926

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Roadster

Coachwork by Brewster
Chassis n° S306PL

Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais
Bonhams
Estimated : € 300.000 – 400.000

Parijs – Paris
Frankrijk – France
February 2018

– Springfield-built Silver Ghost
– Left-hand drive
– Known ownership history
– Recent extensive refurbishment (including an engine overhaul) by Frank Dale & Stepsons

By the end of WWI, North America was the largest and most important car market, with more cars sold per annum in the USA than the rest of the world combined. Cars brought into the USA were subject to substantial importation taxes, so the Rolls-Royce management decided that in order to satisfy its customers’ demands at a more cost effective price, a manufacturing operation should set up on American soil. In 1919, the old American Wire Wheel Corporation plant on Waltham Avenue in Springfield, Massachusetts was purchased. As well as being an ideal location for supplying the … Read More