Vintage Luxury Cars Through Time

Here are our top 5 Luxury cars that we have on our current listing at Vintage Motor Cars. One thing that we love about vintage cars (especially the luxury ones) is that they never go out of style and they are timeless in everyone’s eye.

1909 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Its only equal may very well be the most valuable car in the world.

When discussing significant motorcars, there are few who will argue that the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost doesn’t belong at the very top of the list. The most valuable car in the world is generally acknowledged to be the very first Silver Ghost, chassis number 60551, which wears original Roi de Belges coachwork by Barker and remains in exceptional condition, despite logging an estimated 500,000 miles over the course of its lifetime. It was not the first Rolls Royce, but it is unquestionably the most significant and well known, and is today valued at more than $54 million.

This 1909 Silver Ghost, chassis number 60970, is the only short wheelbase sport chassis Silver Ghost in existence. It carries a duplicate of its original Barker Roi des Belges bodywork, has a known, fascinating history from new, and presents in stunning, concours-correct condition throughout. One of the most impressive, documented, and highly authentic early Ghosts in the world, this is a unique opportunity to own a very significant automobile that can anchor even the most impressive collections and museums.

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Touring – $169,900

The extremely sporty Pall Mall touring body’s rakish appearance compliments its spirited performance on the road.

1924 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Pall Mall Tourer (443MF). 7.4-liter inline-six cylinder engine, 4-speed manual transmission. Gorgeous gray with black fenders and red leather interior. Fast, reliable, and prestigious; one of the best driving Ghosts available today.

A beautiful, fast, well-sorted automobile that should give many years of trouble free driving.

1925 Bentley 3-Litre Touring by Gurney Nutting – $269,000

CR 9914 carries its original engine, chassis, and coachwork, making it somewhat of a rarity among the myriad of re-bodied early Bentley’s with engine swaps.

This car is well-known and well documented, having appeared in “BENTLEY: Fifty Years of the Marque” by Johnnie Green (page 20), and carrying all of its original equipment.

Fast, powerful, fully sorted and with an impeccable pedigree, this Bentley 3-liter tourer is an ideal candidate for Bentley Drivers Club events or any tour in the world. With wonderful road manners and a handsome Gurney-Nutting body, it’s also practical and a pleasure to drive. Few Bentley’s of this vintage still carry their original engines and coachwork, making this one beyond reproach in terms of authenticity. A wonderful machine that delivers on its reputation.

1963 Bentley S3 Continental – $199,900

The only vehicle in the history of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club to win “Best of Show” and the “Royce Memorial” trophies TWICE.

Generally regarded as the last of the true coach-built Bentley’s, the S3 Continental Drophead coupes were built shortly after the merger of H.J. Mulliner and Park Ward. Sources indicate that 86 were built on the Bentley S3 chassis (56 RHD and 28 LHD) for which the body was expressly designed, making them exceedingly rare today. Chassis number BC84XC is a right-hand-drive model originally delivered to Jack Barclay LTD. in London. Restored several years ago and still presenting in spectacular condition today, this is a true #1 condition car that might be the finest one in existence. In fact, it is the only vehicle in the history of the Rolls-Royce Owners Club to win “Best of Show” and the “Royce Memorial” trophies TWICE.

As the last of the true coach-built vehicles from Rolls-Royce/Bentley, these S3 Continentals have quickly appreciated in the market, a trend experts see continuing as values of S2 models ratchet upwards as well. Stunningly expensive when new, only a handful survive and this may very well be the nicest one extant. Beautifully finished in a spectacular color combination, this car is welcome at the highest levels and has seldom been shown. Truly a rare opportunity to own a hand-built Bentley.

2009 Bentley Flying Spur Speed Edition – $179,900

This car has presence on the road, but it is truly the driver who will benefit most from his relationship with this astounding motorcar

The 2012 versions of this car do not look notably different, making this the ideal opportunity to pick up a very clean, lightly driven Flying Spur Speed for a substantial discount over the current MSRP. Loaded with options and in a very desirable black-on-black color scheme, it’s the ultimate sedan from one of the world’s truly great automakers. A wonderful driving experience that is not easily forgotten.

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