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This 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Alpine Model took Best in Show at Misselwood

1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Misselwood 22

I knew this unbelievable 1914 Rolls Royce Alpine Model would win Best in Show the moment it pulled up to the preview for the Misselwood Concours. There were tons of stunning cars there, but this thing had that “pop” that separates the royalty from the mere aristocracy.

This Rolls is pre-war, but we’re talking pre-World War 1. That’s right, this magnificent automobile existed when men were still riding into battle on horseback. It’s one of just 4 Rolls Royces assembled in the US before the onset of The Great War, and it remains as grand a Rolls as any since.

This car’s body and chassis, separated in 1983, were just reunited in 2015, and a lot of work was put in to bring it to the beautiful condition you see here. It totally took my breath away, and I shot literally hundreds of photos of it. What’s even better is the owner told me he drives the car around 5,000 miles per year on various rallies. He said concours events are a secondary concern to actually using and enjoying the car. You gotta love that, it’s a concours winner and it’s not a trailer queen.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is how it’s supposed to be done. Enjoy the gallery of this immaculate Rolls Royce, and you can find a little more info on it at the bottom.

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Aston Martin Lagonda S3 at the Greenwich Bonhams Auction

Aston Martin Lagonda Front

It’s quite a shock to the system to see a real Eighties Aston Martin Lagonda. Unpopular when new and a true curiosity today, these cars were packed with enough technology to make the Pentagon look Philistine in comparison of the era. Of course, that amount of 1980s technology wasn’t the best for reliability, and sales proved it. With a price approaching $90,000 at the time, these were quite a hefty purchase at the time, adn thanks to the below par reliability (even in the later fuel injected models like this one), they were not very popular. Today, they’re a bargain at the auction, but still tough to run thanks to a slow following even to this day. Continue reading Aston Martin Lagonda S3 at the Greenwich Bonhams Auction

Check out the incredible spec on this Rolls Royce Dawn

Rolls Royce Dawn at Miller Motorcars

After the Concours on Saturday, we spent the evening walking around Greenwich having some cigars, getting dinner and some coffee. We madeĀ our way over the check out Miller Motorcars’ strip of insane highest-of-high-end dealerships. When we reached the Rolls Royce dealer, this Dawn with an unbelievable spec was lit up in the showroom.

It’s looks black in the photo, but it was actually dark midnight blue, and yes that is an orange leather interior with a matching pinstripe. I couldn’t get enough of it, and I hope I didn’t leave too much drool on the window.

Stay tuned for more of our fantastic weekend at Greenwich to come!

-Nick

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead spotted in Greenwich, because of course

Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Greenwich 1

You can buy many very nice things for half-a-million dollars. Most people think of that as a comfortable house, but in Greenwich, CT they think of it as just another car.

We spotted this Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead in traffic, and it was like a parade unto itself. We love seeing all those massive and majestic pre-war luxury cars at concours events, and Rolls Royce is the only company who still builds such cars today.

Amongst normal cars in traffic, this Phantom Drophead is quite a sight.

-Nick