katie.rix_263 Nov 07

Rare 1911 Rolls Royce, still ready for the road, on show at NEC Classic

Rare 1911 Rolls Royce, still ready for the road, on show at NEC Classic

One of the oldest vehicles on display at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show is a beautiful 1911 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Rois Des Belges – which is up for sale at a cool £680,000.

The stunning veteran is one of the cars available from first-time exhibitor and renowned dealer Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars.

This rare Rolls Royce started life in 1911 wearing touring coachwork by Munnions of Chelmsford. After several owners it was acquired by one T.G. Rose and embarked on a 30-year excursion to Barbados. In 1949 it returned to the UK and passed into the hands of A.P Hammond of Newmarket. By now its sporting touring body had been replaced and the car saw service as the starters car for the Newmarket Horse races!

Unearthed by marque expert and noted author of books on Pre War Silver Ghosts, John Fasal discovered the car in the 1990s in component form with the original engine and

assorted parts for the car. During the restoration by noted guru Terry Lister other parts were either acquired as needed or fabricated as required to create the wonderful machine that is on display – and for sale – today.  

The car is also in perfect driving order having been freshly serviced so is ready to take the roads and would be the perfect entry for next year’s London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.

Whilst the showroom of Essex-based Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars is adorned with pre and post war classic and vintage cars from names such as Aston Martin, Lagonda, Stutz, Mercedes, Renault, Alfa Romeo, Alvis and Bugatti and many more, the company specialises in the supply of classic and vintage Rolls Royce and Bentley motor cars as these famous classic vehicles have a huge following around the world.

The stand in Hall 1 will reflect the showroom with a 1927 Bugatti Type 35b, a 1923 Alvis 12 40 Ducks Back Tourer and a 1932 MG Magna F-Type Salonette all available for viewing.