1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Labourdette Skiff


1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Labourdette Skiff

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

typeConcept / Prototype Car
built atEngland
engineInline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainSide Valves
displacement7428 cc / 453.3 in³
bore114.3 mm / 4.5 in
stroke120.6 mm / 4.75 in
body / frameSteel, Mohogany & Ash over Pressed Steel Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front tires895×135
rear tires895×135
steeringWorm & Nut
f suspensionRigid Axle w/Semi-Elliptic Springs, Friction Dampers
r suspensionLive Axle w/Cantilever Springs, Friction Dampers
wheelbase3645 mm / 143.5 in
front track1422 mm / 56.0 in
rear track1422 mm / 56.0 in
transmissionFour-Speed Manual