The 1926 Silver Ghost was initially a sedan, however an proprietor within the 1940s turned it right into a pickup for his ranch.
For those who’re seeking to be a star on the subsequent Rolls-Royce membership meet or simply have the rarest pickup in your block, take a look at the 1926 Rolls-Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost truck conversion that Bonhams has up for public sale on November 11 in Los Angeles. The corporate expects to promote it for between $50,000 and $70,000 – for comparability, a 2018 F-150 Restricted begins at $61,815 (after $1,295 vacation spot).
The odd Rolls comes from the gathering of Lindley Bothwell a classic racer and automobile collector. In response to Bonhams public sale itemizing, Bothwell as soon as set a pace report on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in a 1913 Peugeot, and at one level he had the most important non-public assortment of vintage automobiles within the nation.
The Rolls has spent its total life in California. A girl in Santa Monica took supply of the automobile on Could 27, 1926. Bothwell acquired the automobile within the 1940s to be used on his ranch, however apparently he didn’t have a lot use for the unique sedan bodywork. Bothwell stored the entrance finish in place however hacked off the again, changing it with a wood pickup mattress.
Bonhams doesn’t supply powertrain particulars about this Rolls. Initially, the Silver Ghost doubtless packed a 7.Four-liter inline-six engine and a four-speed handbook gearbox.
The Rolls’ situation appears typically good, however the brand new proprietor must be able to do some work to the machine. The public sale itemizing notes, “an absence of use in the previous few years, has clearly seen it unfastened the shine from a few of its cosmetics and there may be proof of some small creatures taking sanction within the cab compartment!”
This tradition Rolls pickup might be fairly a sight after a little bit restoration. After a lifetime as a piece truck, a concours-quality rehab isn’t crucial. After cleansing out the critters and ensuring the mechanicals are street worthy, the brand new proprietor may develop into the most well-liked individual on the native automobiles and occasional meet.
1926 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pickup
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