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.
|type||Concept / Prototype Car|
|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|
|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|