Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Picadilly Roadster 1922
Rolls-Royce founded its reputation for building the best motor car in the world with the legendary Silver Ghost, initially known simply as “40/50 HP” in Manchester and Derby. The luxury car put its first public appearance in 1906 at the Olympia Motor Show in London. Until its introduction of the successor model Phantom in 1925, the Silver Ghost was continually being developed, always subject to benchmark of the highest possible quality in all details. The car was powered by a 7 litre (7.428 cc.) six-cylinder engine and was bodied exclusively by external coachbuilding specialists with a large number of very different bodies. Note that the lady figure on the radiator knob must be turned around before the hood may be open.
This Rolls-Royce from the American production facility in Springfield, Massachusetts, has a very rare body known as the “Picadilly Roadster”. This unusual body was built by Rolls-Royce Custom Coach Work. The sporty body, also called the “Playboy Roadster”, was built only 114 times between 1921 and 1931. This body was created in 1922 and only six Silver Ghosts of this type were produced that year. The story goes that billionaire Howard Hughes traded in his Duesenberg in payment for this Rolls-Royce.
This Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Picadilly Roadster was presented at the 2012 Concorso d’Eleganza in Villa d’Este by its Swiss owner Caesar Peier and collected the Trofeo Rolls-Royce to the most elegant Rolls-Royce by the Jury.
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