1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Dual Windscreen Tourer
Rolls-Royce 1920 Silver Ghost Pall Mall Dual Windscreen Tourer
1920 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer
Chassis # 106FW
In 1920 this beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was shipped to America where its owner, Samuel Hodgson, had it fitted with a body by Brooks-Ostruk upon its delivery on April of 1921. (See photos below of a picture of this body on a sawhorse.) It also received a trusty Ward-Leonard transmission which would become a feature common to later Ghosts.
By 1927 it was re-fitted with the body that is on it now by Rolls-Royce Custom Coach Works.
In the 1950's the car was subject to an award-winning ground-up restoration that has remained on it for over sixty years. This included new paint, upholstery, and top as well as re-nickeled bright work, re-plated original hardware, and re-finished black walnut interior woodwork. The engine was completely rebuilt including new pistons, rings, bearings, valves, valve-guides, gaskets, etc. The magneto was also re-built at this time, radiator removed and boiled out, engine block enameled, and vacuum tank added to gas system. The chassis was completely re-wired, steering re-conditioned and aligned, and rear end re-built.
The restoration was done so well that, even after sitting for fifty years without being started, we were able to turn the engine over without a problem after changing all the fluids. With a tune-up and the addition of a new gas tank, the automobile runs superb and still retains its old world charm. See the photo below of the car when it was found in a barn.
If this car was five years older and pre-WWI end date, it would be worth $500k. Now is the time to buy this great classic. It won't be long before it will bring the current pre-war price.