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Pick of the Day: It’s one of those Springfield Rolls

This 1923 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was produced in Massachusetts

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It was about a week ago that we published a story about the 100th anniversary of Rolls-Royce starting vehicle assembly and then production in Springfield, Massachusetts. It was only a few days later that one of those Springfield Rolls popped up for sale on the ClassicCars.com marketplace.

The Pick of the Day is a 1923 Springfield-built Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost being offered for sale by a private seller in Middlebury, Vermont. 

According to the advertisement, Chassis 393XH originally was sold to J.E. Aldred of the Gillette Razors company. The advertisement lists four subsequent owners, including Rolls collector Prestley Blake of the Friendly Ice Cream stores. The seller acquired the car from Blake in 2002.

“Of all the coachwork options on the Ghost chassis, the sporty Pall Mall tourer combines the appeal of open motoring with room for four and just enough space for luggage and silver service of choice,” the seller notes in the car’s advertisement.

“Simply put,” the seller proclaims, “this Rolls is the finest running and driving Springfield Ghost in the world!”

The advertisement notes that the car shows 53,101 miles on its odometer, which presumably is its lifetime mileage. 

The car is being offered for $265,000. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Larry Edsall
A former daily newspaper sports editor, Larry Edsall spent a dozen years as an editor at AutoWeek magazine before making the transition to writing for the web and becoming the author of more than 15 automotive books. In addition to being founding editor at ClassicCars.com, Larry has written for The New York Times and The Detroit News and was an adjunct honors professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

12 COMMENTS

  1. I wonder if the seller knows of another Springfield Ghost available at around the same price? I will need two since my wife wants one to impress her friends at the country club and knows that I don’t like anyone driving my Rolls Royce except for our chauffeur.

    All kidding aside, I have to echo the person who wants to see your column showcase more reasonably priced classic vehicles.

  2. Congratulations Eric Killorin. This is indeed a rare and elegant RR Ghost. I have the fortune to live very close to what I understand is the biggest private collection of the various of the various Rolls models, missing only on a Phantom 5. Over 48 vehicles in display in Auckland New Zealand. Owned by Richard Balcombe Langridge. Thanks Larry for the post. — Trevor

  3. I happen to live in Middlebury, Vermont and am wondering which of my neighbors has this Ghost hanging out in a barn somewhere? Larry, I love your posts and love the eccentricities of the cars posted on this site. Keep up the great work my friend! Good luck with the sale of this classic classic.

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