Vintage Rolls Royce Ghost Sells For A Record £5m
A one-of-a-kind custom built Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, made in 1912, has sold for a record-breaking £5million with world-renowned auctioneers Bonhams, at the Goodwood Festival Of Speed.
The unique Rolls Royce Silver Ghost was built 100 years ago as a custom order by a car owner from Croydon and cost him £1,000 – over £92,000 in today’s money.
This stunning example of vintage Rolls Royce elegance and luxury design features custom bodywork and still runs perfectly despite its age – we here at Lux Limo wonder how many miles are on the clock!
The hammer fell at £4,705,500, making it the most expensive Rolls-Royce ever sold at auction. The car was only estimated to fetch £2million at auction, but the price skyrocketed when two enthusiasts got into a bidding war.
James Knight, from Bonhams auctioneers, said: “[It] was the longest car sale I have ever witnessed. It was pure theatre.
“Everyone was very respectful but when the price reached a milestone, like £3million, there was an intake of breath.”
Mr Knight noted how the exciting bidding war was an appropriate way to celebrate the car’s centenary.
He added: “The bidders were duelling and when the hammer came down there was spontaneous applause.”
Alas, we don’t all have wads of £5million lying around (we get excited when we find £5 down the back of the sofa!) so let our vintage Rolls Royce hire services here at Lux Limo quench your thirst for true classic car luxury.
We may not have a custom-built 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, but we do have available a great array of equally stunning vintage Rolls Royce cars for hire across the UK.
The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is by far one of the most popular vintage Rolls Royce cars that we have available for hire here at Lux Limo. This amazing 1960s classic car is the epitome of the transition that Rolls Royce made in that swinging era from its more traditional looking vintage Rolls Royce cars to those iconic designs that we recognise today.
Our vintage Rolls Royce hire cars, available today through Lux Limo, are the perfect choice for a traditional luxury ride for a special birthday and of course are incredibly well suited for those all-important wedding days.
The vintage Rolls Royce Silver Ghost available from Lux Limo looks stunning – a true epitome of traditional luxury car design, fitting in well with a traditional wedding day. What’s more, it looks even more beautiful when adorned with our complimentary wedding car decorations, which come as standard alongside free bubbly on ice with all our vintage Rolls Royce wedding car hire packages.