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Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1914
Numbers built:6173 (1907 - 1925 all versions)
Designed by:Kellner
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:March 09, 2020
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Chassis: 67RB
Built to the latest specifications, which included a larger carburettor, high compression engine and taller radiator, this Silver Ghost was dispatched as a rolling chassis to the Kellner coach-building company, in Paris, in April of 1914. Here it was fitted with a a striking Torpedo style bodywork for its first owner, who was from Lisbon, Portugal. It was one of three Silver Ghosts ordered at the same time, and all three remained in the country until the early 2000s. Now fitted with a crude shooting brake body, this car was repatriated to England. It was sold on in 2009 and the next custodian started on a quest to locate the original, Kellner body. It was discovered that the body had been fitted to one of the other two Silver Ghosts sold to Portugal. This car was in The Netherlands and the owner of 67RB managed to buy the bodywork in 2012. Amazingly, it only took four hours to re-fit the Kellner body to its original chassis without making any modifications. The car was subsequently restored over a three-year period by Steve Littin. In 2015, it was shown at Pebble Beach, where it not only won its class and the award for the Most Elegant Open Car, it was also nominated for the coveted 'Best of Show'. In 2019, it was named the most elegant Rolls-Royce during the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. Early in 2020, it was consigned to the Gooding Amelia Island Auction, where it topped the sale at $2.2 million.

Chassis details
Manufactured in 1914
Engine number 102EY
First owner M.M. Castanheira, Lima & Rugeroni Ltd.
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