Rolls-Royce Springfield Ghost 1924
• Rare right-hand drive example built at the Rolls Royce factory in Springfield Massachusetts in the USA
• Refurbished by the restoration company Sleeping Beauty’s.
• Coachwork was completed by Willoughby & Co
• Fully documented car
• Regularly serviced by a Rolls Royce specialist
• Original owner’s manual, service receipts tools and awards.
This Silver Ghost with Pickwick style coachwork was completed by Willoughby & Co and features four individual seats, two-fold down occasional seats, foot rail, wind down glass division, megaphone, hand straps, extendable cigar lighter and roller blinds.
This rare right-hand drive example built at the Rolls Royce factory in Springfield Massachusetts in the USA. The car was completed in December 1924 and delivered to it’s first owner, the Swindle Family, on the 6th August 1925 and remained the personal transport of the Swindles up until 1933.
Following the passing of Mr and Mrs Swindle the car was kept in storage by the family for many years. Eventually it was sold to a gentleman in North Hampton who shortly decided to part ways and then sold the vehicle to Mr Ron McLeod of Brisbane Australia around 1989. The car was then refurbished by the restoration company Sleeping Beauty’s.
The vehicle again changed ownership in 1997 to Dr John Matheson of Sydney Australia and he entered the car in several rallies and sold the vehicle in 2000.
This a fully documented car is an important Rolls Royce with original owner’s manual, service receipts tools and awards.
The current condition of the car can only be described as excellent and its condition certainly belies a car that was restored some twenty-five years ago. The paint, bright work and trim are all in excellent condition. The interior remains pretty much as it was when restored 25 years ago . . . it’s just beautiful! The engine bay is also clean and well kept. The car has been regularly serviced by a Rolls Royce specialist and had its radiator rebuilt prior to being sold in 2015.
The car starts easily and out on the open road the car performs as it should. The engine pulls strongly and the car handles and stops efficiently. Everything works as it should, including the vacuum windscreen wiper. The car is very original except for the flashing turn indicators which have been discreetly fitted into the existing lights for modern day safety. On a recent test drive, the car performed faultlessly confirming it is ready to use.
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