|Rolls-Royce chassis S283PK with trunk past times Locke & Co. (from the author's collection)|
Of the many really fantastic cars beingness offered past times the folks at Bonhams adjacent calendar week at their Quail Lodge sale, this auto jumped off the page of the catalog. I acquired a movie of this 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, with all weather condition touring trunk past times Locke & Co., alongside other Rolls-Royce images a spell dorsum together with convey been looking for a contemporary reference of the auto for a while.
Happily the auto has survived together with the Bonhams catalog describes it's history every bit follows: "… this long wheelbase chassis was off exam inwards Nov 1925, the chassis was hence delivered to the respected coachbuilding theater Locke together with Company inwards New York… Delivered to H.S. Ogilvie inwards Hartford, Connecticut, the auto was afterward sold to Herman Goldman inwards New York who kept the auto until 1948. Three farther owners maintained the Ghost inwards regular purpose until purchased past times Richard Scarsella of Cold Spring Harbour, New York. In his ownership the auto was extensively restored together with hence placed 1st inwards the Late Ghost class at the RROC annual run into (in 1973). Purchased past times the Ivone Peitz Collection inwards 1991 via Dragone Classic Motor Cars, the auto has been really good maintained past times the collection's mortal mechanic since. Of museum quality, this afterward Springfield Ghost has been on display inwards the collection's motor theater together with used regularly." My photograph of the auto notes its possessor at the fourth dimension every bit Mr. Hanson, together with inwards the photograph the auto wears an interesting dealer plate.
Coachbuilders who supplied bodywork for the Springfield Silver Ghost without Rolls-Royce Custom Coachworks (RRCCW) badges included the Locke Company. It is unknown how many Ghost chassis were bodied past times Locke, withal a pocket-sized percent of Locke-built bodies may every bit good convey had RRCCW builder plates. This auto wears a Locke & Company sill plate.
|Rolls-Royce chassis S283PK coming to auction (photo credit: Bonhams Auctions)|
|Rolls-Royce chassis S283PK's distinctive windshield (photo credit: Bonhams Auctions)|