1921 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Barker Landaulette
• Chassis Number: 42CE
• Ex-Harry Resnick (Ellenville Motor Museum, Ellenville, New York)
• Wonderful preserved original condition
The Silver Ghost is one of the greatest motorcars of all time, and today it is one of the best cars for touring you can possibly ask for. 42CE is one of the best original Ghosts we have ever had! Amazingly well preserved condition and originally ordered with the desirable high speed 16:52 rear axle ratio which makes driving extremely enjoyable. Just shy of $50,000 in motor service has recently been completed by Odyssey Restorations in Minnesota with help from Steve Litten. The engine was completely disassembled, cleaned, and checked. On top of all this, it has a fantastic provenance back to new with noted ownership by famed collector Harry Resnick of New York. So many Ghosts have been messed with, driven hard, changed around etc... but not this car, it's as pure as you will ever see. This is an amazing Ghost that should absolutely be owned by someone who appreciates originality and likes to drive their cars! This is a fantastic car!
The history of 42CE is as follows: A Barker Landaulette and absolutely one of the most original surviving Silver Ghosts in the world and has a fantastic provenance to boot as already mentioned. Sent directly to Barker of London, it would have this fantastic Landaulette body fitted which it still retains today. From Barker it would be delivered to its first owner, a Mr. Gardiner of Croydon, England on January 7, 1921. The coachwork is exquisite with German silver and nickel plating throughout, a stunning hand crafted wood headliner in the drivers compartment, and tufted leather upholstery, both front and rear. It was also fitted with Dunlop demountable wire wheels which it still retains today. Fast forwarding to the 1960's, 42CE, still in very well preserved original condition, would be purchased and imported to the United States by the well known collector Mr. Harry Resnick for his Museum in Ellenville, New York. 42CE would sit along side many other fantastic Rolls Royces including the earliest Rolls Royce in America; a 1905 4-Cylinder Roadster, the ex-James Melton 1907 Silver Ghost #60553, a 1913 Saoutchik Tourer #2442 and many others. Mr. Resnick held onto 42CE for a few years, finally selling it to a Mr. Elmer Thrall of Manchester, Connecticut in 1971 where it would remain until our acquisition of the car.
Today, 42CE presents itself in a wonderfully well preserved original condition and retains everything it was originally delivered with in 1921. This is one of the nicest original Ghosts we have seen in a long time. Still retaining its perfect original upholstery, original convertible rear top, and all of its original nickel plating presenting a perfect preserved patina that you want to see on a Ghost. As already mentioned, mechanically the engine was professionally serviced recently having over $50,000 dollars spent at Odyssey restorations in Minnesota with some help from Steve Litten as well making sure this Ghost is in tip top mechanical condition. The 4 speed transmission shifts perfectly as well. The Landaulette coachwork is perfect for driving in all seasons transforming a closed car into a fully open car for beautiful spring and summer driving. This is a perfect candidate for preservation at any concours or for driving on Ghost tours. 42CE is a really fantastic Ghost, as said previously, one of the best original in existence today and one of the best we have personally seen in a long time. Complete with factory build sheet and period and recent service records. With the 16:51 rear axle, this car flies down the road!
Contact us for more information! You will have to look extremely hard to find another Ghost this pure and this good!
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