Iconic Silver Ghosts to be auctioned at Goodwood

AUCTION The Maharajah's Ceremonial Car from 1911 is estimated to fetch �300,000 to �400,000
AUCTION The Maharajah's Ceremonial Car from 1911 is estimated to fetch �300,000 to �400,000
The Emsworth and District bus without its roof, after hitting the bridge. Credit: John Horsman

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TWO finely restored Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts are to be sold at Bonhams’ annual Collectors Motor Cars and Automobilia auction.

It will take place at the Goodwood Revival Meeting on September 16.

The first car is the magnificent Maharajah’s Ceremonial Car from 1911 and is estimated to fetch £300,000 to £400,000. It was ordered for the Delhi Durbar celebration of the Coronation of King George V and Queen Mary in December 1911, before being passed on to the Maharaja of Mysore.

The second Silver Ghost is a 1908 example, which makes it one of only a four surviving examples from that year’s production. It has a guide price of £325,000 to 425,000.