Maharaja's Roller adds decadence to Goodwood

| 15 Aug 2011

An extravagantly-furnished early Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, originally ordered by His Highness, the Maharaja of Mysore, is to go under the hammer at this year's Goodwood Revival.Bonhams has consigned the 1911 Ghost, which was ordered new by the Indian prince as a ceremonial car. It's expected to make £300-400,000 at the London sale house's annual Revival fixture on 16 September.

The Veteran Rolls-Royce will be offered alongside an 1908 example (below) which is also being entered from the Richard Solove collection in Ohio.

The earlier car is one of just four surviving examples from 1908 and features coachwork by French coachbuilder Labourdette.  It was used by the Works at Brooklands as a test vehicle in advance of the International Touring Car Trial and is being entered with a £325-425,000 guide price.See: www.bonhams.com/goodwoodrevival for more.