1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca on auction
High end sports cars and exclusive supercars are always a treat to come across when participating in an auction, but there is a good amount of people that go to these auctions strictly to find themselves standing in front of a classic beauty. For that group of people we bring a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca. The Ghost will be at the Brooklands auction this Saturday, September 25th and is expected to bring in about £120,000 - £145,000.
This Roll Royce Ghost, Chassis 112 JH, was one of the 1,701 units produced by the Newhaven factory in Springfield, Massachusetts and it features the exquisite Salamanca coachwork style. The history is this vehicle is especially interesting because after stints in California and New York, this vehicle traveled to South Africa where its engine almost got transferred into a boat. After its near death experience, the Ghost proved itself in the South African National Rally where it won first place in 1955 and 1960
Other vehicles scheduled for auction this Saturday are: a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible (expected to sell for £350,000 - £450,000), a 1965 Ferrari 250GTO Evocazione, a 1933 Singer Nine Le Mans, a 1962 Jaguar E-Type S1 Coupe, and a 1936 Lagonda LG45 Pillarless Sporting Saloon.
Press release after the jump.
Having recently consigned a tribute to the Ghostbusters* vehicle, Historics is also offering auction-goers an opportunity to capture a Ghost; a 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Salamanca poised to appear at the forthcoming sale at Brooklands on Saturday, 25th September.
Chassis 112 JH was one of 1701 ‘Ghosts’ produced by the Newhaven factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, with its exquisite Salamanca coachwork style doing much to confirm Autocar Magazine’s 1907 moniker of ‘The Best Car in the World’.
Equally proficient in summer or winter driving conditions thanks to multiple configurations – fully enclosed limousine, open-front sedanca-de-ville or open-rear landaulette - 112 JH was originally registered in California and then New York before moving to South Africa, where its owner intended to transfer the engine into a boat!
A fortunate last-minute change-of-heart meant the Salamanca didn’t set sail, and instead went on to develop a Regularity pedigree as a South African National Rally race winner in 1955 and 1960 and Class winner in 1956.
Well known in Rolls-Royce circles, 112 JH achieved a purported world-record hammer price for a Springfield Ghost at auction in the UK in 1977, of £38,000, and now with extensive documentation detailing many years of effortless and ultra-reliable motoring, the car is expected to fetch offers in the region of £120,000 - £145,000 at auction on Saturday 25th September.