Just out of a 4 year exhaustive nut & bolt restoration; the car comes with a huge history file minutely detailling the extensive works undertaken to bring this car back to better then new standards. The work was perfomred by noted Ghost restorer Dave Hemmings of March Cambridgeshire who has done many such cars over the years.
Chassis number 1194 was built in 1909 & is one of just a handful surviving from so early on. The car originally carried 2 seat coachwork by Brainsby and went as new to its first onwer in Australia, One Mr Greenside. The second owner was a Mr Yarhar of Victoria followed by messers Solemn & O'Neil both of Sydney. The current owner aquired it with a view to a major restoration which has just come to its 4 year culmination. Prior to this in 1973 the car compleded the Alpine Ghost tour of that year.
The attention to detail on the car is extrordinary. It has a full quotient of period instruments including an Elliott Brothers speedometer, oil pressure guage & correct Rolls Royce switches, all in nickel. The Silver Whisper monniker plaque is from solid sterling silver as its hall mark attests. A boa Constrictor type horn augments the passenger operated bulb type horn.
The car sits on Warland artillery wheels shod with Dunlop Cord beaded edge tyres. A spare detatchable rim is fitted to the running board. Under the bonnet the car is simply spectacular with gleaming brass & copper wherever one looks. The engine needless to say runs in the kind of unflustered silence for which the cars are renowned. Being newly rebuilt the car is due for a thousand or so miles of careful running in.
The car is coach painted in velvet green & has pale green scalloped coach lines to the bonnet. The seats are sumptuous buttoned green hide to front & rear along with green door cards & green Wilton carpets. The lamps are all nicel items & are spectaular in their condition having been fully rebuilt & replated. A whisperer mascot adorns the radiator.
Early Parallel bonnet Ghosts rarely come to market & even more rarely in such spectacular order. The car is in concours winning order & more then ready to clain first prizes. If not already sold it will appear on our stand at Technoclassica Essen.
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Office 01375 379719
Richard Biddulph 07967 260673
Adi 07960 781930
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Viewings by appointment :
9 Globe Industrial Estate,
Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST