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of the Month - April 2000
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1920, #72GE,
Brewster Sedanca Cabriolet
Brewster & Co., a very old (okay, by American standards),
internationally known and respected coachbuilder had reached a pinnacle of
its success when in 1878 the company's entries at the Paris Exposition won
highest awards. Hence the New York based coachbuilder's world-wide
reputation had its roots in the era of horse drawn vehicles. Their first
experience on a Rolls-Royce chassis dated from 1908. In 1914, Brewster
& Co. became sales agents for Rolls-Royce, Ltd. The company had moved
into a huge new building at Queensboro Plaza, Long Island City; most
carefully Rolls-Royce had chosen a top address in the trade as their
agent. Brewster & Co. built bodies for quite a few Rolls-Royce chassis
which had been imported directly from England by owners or dealers in
addition to those which they themselves did import.
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost built prior to the
Great War had earned the much envied slogan "The Best Car in the
World". The cars built after hostilities had ceased remained the best
money could buy as these were improved by light alloy pistons and electric
self starters to name but the most important from a variety of
modifications. Hence this Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, chassis number #72GE
can be considered as a fine amalgamation of the best that was available
both sides of the Atlantic. The body as a Sedanca Cabriolet offered rear
seat passengers the snug comfort of a limousine when fully enclosed; the
chauffeur might have been in a more exposed position with the hood above
his place rolled back. But there was the choice too to fold down the top
completely and enjoy to travel on board a cabriolet.
this Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost wasn't employed too often, being but one of
five cars in the family it was used as a "Town Car". When laid
up in 1932 the mileage was a mere 7,000 miles.
Very few miles were added since the car was found some time ago. It was
carefully checked over and started and runs particularly quietly and well.
The Silver Ghost is totally original including paint and interior. Neither
the engine nor other technical components have been subject to any
alterations - with the fine effect, that nothing had been treated
insufficiently. At present the car is offered for sale in England. The
price is £135,000, should you be interested, contact Rossfeldt
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