1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Labourdette Skiff

Only five Skiff bodies were ever applied to the legendary Silver Ghost chassis. Henri Labourdette was responsible for the coachwork which embodied rich mahogany affixed to an ash framework. Previous to this design, Labourdette had also done two superb Skiff coachworks on 1913 Panhard et Levassor chassis.

The body itself was torpedo in shape which aided in the areodynamics of the car. No doors were featured on the either side. Passengers and driver had to hop the side using step plates and adjustable handles. With one of the most exclusive bodies ever to adorn the Silver Ghost platform, the Silver Ghost Labourdette Skiff is one of the most precious and priceless pre-war cars ever made.

In Detail

type Concept / Prototype Car
built at England
engine Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Side Valves
displacement 7428 cc / 453.3 in³
bore 114.3 mm / 4.5 in
stroke 120.6 mm / 4.75 in
body / frame Steel, Mohogany & Ash over Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 895×135
rear tires 895×135
steering Worm & Nut
f suspension Rigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs, Friction Dampers
r suspension Live Axle w/Cantilever Springs, Friction Dampers
wheelbase 3645 mm / 143.5 in
front track 1422 mm / 56.0 in
rear track 1422 mm / 56.0 in
transmission Four-Speed Manual

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