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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
(Made in USA, 1921 - 1926)

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, Brewster Playboy Roadster
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1925, #S168MK; Brewster Playboy Roadster. In 1931 the original Pall Mall Tourer body by Rolls-Royce Custom Coachwork was replaced by this Playboy Roadster made by Brewster (incidentally the original body was repaired and transferred to chassis #S77PM)

In April 1921 the first US-built Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost rolled off the production line in Springfield/Massachusetts. There a factory had been equipped following Rolls-Royce's 1920 announcement that the 40/50 hp chassis would be produced in the U.S.A. emphasizing that the same quality materials were to be used and of course adequate standards of excellence with which the name Rolls-Royce had become associated. Early examples were completely identical to their British counterparts, on later series vital modifications like left hand drive and a centre change three speed gearbox catered for American fashion and driving attitudes.

Technical Data:
6 cylinder in-line engine in two groups of three, sidevalve, watercooled, bore x stroke 4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in (114.3 x 120,7 mm), capacity 7,428 cc, coil and magneto ignition; cone type clutch; 4 speed gearbox (from 1925 3-speed gearbox); spiral bevel final drive, suspension by semi-elliptic front springs, cantilever rear; wheelbase 144 in or 150 1/2 in; tyres 33 x 5 on 23 in rims (later 33 x 6,75 on 21 in rims followed by 7.00 x 20 on 20 in rims); rear wheel brakes

No. made:
1703 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (USA)

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