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1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.

Sale price: £650,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 24.12.2014

Car location: GRAYS, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Ghost
Year: 1912
Type: Sports/Convertible
Doors: 4
Color: Green
Mileage: 9,785
Seats: 5
Engine: 7,400
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Drive side: Right-hand drive
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1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet. for sale

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  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.
  • 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Barker Cabriolet.

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost Cabriolet
Coachwork by Barker. restored & rebuilt by Fry
Chassis no. 2145
Engine no. 47D

A simply spectacular restoration completed in 2004 & taking a full four years to from start to finish. The car is in concours condiiton & ready to win prizes anywhere it is shown.

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. chassis number '2145'. was completed with a Barker cabriolet body and delivered new to one E F Miller in London. who subsequently moved to Melbourne. Australia. taking the car with him. In 1929 the Ghost passed into the ownership of George Russell of Toorak. Melbourne. a local businessman. The car was owned by an E J Simpson of Melbourne in the 1930s and was recovered in 1959 as a wreck by Laurie Vinall of Adelaide. '2145' remained in the Vinall family's possession until it was acquired by the current owner in 2000.

A four-year total restoration was then embarked upon by master craftsman Roger Fry of Perth. Western Australia. To ensure authenticity. Roger visited the UK and Ireland to study two original Barker cabriolets. with particular attention being paid to the design of the folding hood mechanism prior to the manufacture of identical replacement parts. The front body tub is an original Barker component from chassis '1905E'. donated by a fellow Ghost owner. Tasmanian Oak was used for the body framework. which is panelled in aluminium. while all the body mouldings are alloy castings.

The body is a particularly versatile design. enabling it to be fully raised to cover both driver and passengers. part retracted in sedanca de ville style. or fully lowered and with the windscreen folded down if so desired. With the central division and side windows raised. the rear passengers enjoy the ultimate in comfort and protection.

In 2010 the engine was completely rebuilt with new bearings. a new rear block and new oversize high-compression pistons. since when only some 5. 00 miles have been covered. The electrics were rewired at the same time in correct braided cable and there are new bearings fitted throughout the transmission. Other noteworthy features include hardened valve seats. a starter motor. turn indicators. safety glass and quartz halogen headlamps. A complete original tool kit and full complement of weather equipment are included in the sale.

The car is festooned with period accessories; Charles A. Vanderveld (C. A. V. ) Lamps & switch gear; Smiths Speedometer & ancilliary instruments; a fine nickel Klaxon augmented by a period Boa-Constrictor type bulb operated horn. The body is finished in Brewster Green with black coach-lines with the paint being in show condition. . The interior is trimmed in black buttoned Connolly leather to the front compartment and mushroom coloured West of England cloth to the rear. The door cards are also fabric with elaborate brocade trim to the edges. Tyres are beaded edge items sitting on wooden artillery style wheels.

Under the bonnet. the engine is a masterpiece. It starts instantly & runs in the silence one is accustomed to from a car that gained the monniker "The best car in the world. " The engine is highly detailed perfection with the various brass & copper parts polished to a mirror finish. The car will start readily off the trembler coil by simply retarding the timing with the ignition on. after having first primed the carburettor & given six turns of the starting handle. The lazier more modern driver may prefer instead to use the discreetly fitted electric starter mechanism.


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