SAN FRANCISCO: A spectacular Rolls Royce motorcar that was stored in a San Francisco garage for 30 years will go to auction in the run up to the holiday season.
The amazing, low-milage motorcar was stored at the Green Street Garage in San Francisco since 1937 and still runs and drives.
The 1920 Rolls Royce, Silver Ghost, Barker Roadster is considered by experts to be one of the most original, untouched examples known to exist in the world today, and the sellers expect it to make over half-a-million at auction.
Originally owned from new by a gentleman in the Cerrito area of California, the car has only had two owners in the last 90 years and remained undercover in storage until 1967.
A one off special with coachwork by Barker, It includes unique sliding running board seats, original spot lamp and all original accessories. It's understood to be one of the most extraordinary Silver Ghosts in existence.
A spokesperson for Dragone Brothers said that this specific model of Rolls Royce was a 'very desirable car'. Dragone Brothers are estimating that the car will sell for a price between $550,000 - $650,0000. They also commented that they are expecting a large amount of national interest and even international interest in the sale.
According to their company spokesperson, It is not just San Francisco that can uncover such hidden gems.
"Every place is a good hunting ground as you never know and you find them. We find cars all over the world and in barns up and down the country. But in the big cities like San Francisco, LA, Chicago, Dallas the wealth was there and people put cars in garages and storage and that's where a a lot of them remained".
Although the Silver Ghost is expected to receive a huge amount of interest during the auction, it will not be the most expensive car for sale on the day. Dragone Brothers will also auction a 1930 Packard 734 Speedster Phaeton, that they expect will make between $950,000 -$1.3m.
The Dragone Brothers
The Dragone brothers are experts at searching for 'rare, hidden-away, motoring treasures' that have never been offered for sale before. Their auction on December 7 will be the second sale this year and will take place at their premises in Westport, Connecticut.
On December 6 they will offer an all day preview of the classics that will be for sale on auction day. The preview will start at 10:00 am.
"This auction promises to offer a remarkable group of cars that have not been seen in decades. "This is a must attend sale for any true classic car enthusiast," Manny Dragone said.
Pictures courtesy of Dragone Brothers: www.dragoneclassic.com
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