1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Sells For $2,205,000 At Amelia Island

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton

A multi-award-winning 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton brought the house down at Amelia Island realising $2,205,000 as the hammer dropped.

The 11th annual Gooding & Co. Amelia Island Auction reaped $20,785,080 in just one day, with an impressive 93% sales rate from 83 of 89 lots sold, producing an average price of $250,422 per lot and a noteworthy three sold over $1 million.

David Gooding, President and Founder of Gooding & Company:
“Amelia Island was once again a strong day of sales that delivered many wonderful examples to their new homes to be admired and appreciated for years to come. The demand for quality cars and our desire to provide the best available is what makes Gooding & Company so prosperous. These results have vaulted us into an already very successful year so far and provide positive momentum heading into our first sale outside of the US in April.”

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton

Rolls-Royce

Introduced at the Olympia Motor Show in 1906, the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP model singularly forged the firm’s reputation as “The Best Car in the World,” validated by a lengthy production run through 1926 with 6,173 examples built at its Derby factory. More commonly known as the Silver Ghost, it was revered for its reliability, silent operation, and driving ease, characteristics that have endured for more than 100 years.

The stunning 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton made jovial auctioneer Charlie Ross work hard for his final jaw-dropping final price of $2,205,000, which in turn was given rapturous applause from the crowd for this multi-award-winning piece of automotive history.

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton

An extremely rare Lamborghini also made waves at the east coast sale when the 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S realised a final price of $1,435,000. Supercars had their fair share of success as well, with the impeccable 2019 McLaren Senna selling for $978,500 and 2017 Ford GT grasping $967,500.

Porsche continued to star in Amelia Island with the most significant sale from the marque being the 1976 Porsche 934. The immaculate 934 was met with a standing ovation and cheers from the packed tent when it roared onto the stage and set a new world auction record price of $1,380,000. Like its German counterparts, RUF saw impressive offerings perform exceptionally well as they rarely come to the American market. The 2009 RUF CTR3 sold for $808,000 while the 1998 RUF Turbo R crossed the auction block at $676,000, achieving a new world auction record in the process.

Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton
Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton

Top Ten Sales

• 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Torpédo Phaeton, sold for $2,205,000
• 1969 Lamborghini Miura P400 S, sold for $1,435,000
• 1976 Porsche 934, sold for $1,380,000
• 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster, sold for $995,000
• 2019 McLaren Senna, sold for $978,500
• 2017 Ford GT, sold for $967,500
• 2009 RUF CTR3, sold for $808,000
• 1972 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 SS Spider, sold for $753,000
• 2016 Ferrari F12TDF, sold for $731,000
• 1998 RUF Turbo R, sold for $676,000

Notable World-Record Prices
• 1976 Porsche 934, sold for $1,380,000
• 1998 RUF Turbo R, sold for $676,000

Auction results can be seen in full via this link.

Images courtesy Gooding & Co | Brian Henniker.

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