Tsar Nicholas II's
Custom 1914 Rolls-Royce for Sale

Nicholas II's 1914 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

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A royal purple 1914 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost that belonged to Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russia, is being offered for sale in Germany via global online luxury marketplace JamesList for about $7 million.

This vehicle was built as a special order from the War Department in Russia in 1917 and then transferred to the Tsar. The custom-made car, which features nickel plated fittings, a speaking tube for communicating with the chauffeur and coachwork by Barker, was capable of a top speed of 24 mph.

After the murder of the imperial family, the Rolls Royce "experienced" an adventurous life, traveling through half the world.

In the 1920s the car found its way into the collection of circus impresario John Ringling of Ringling Bros. at Ca d'Zan, his famous 30 room Venetian mansion in Sarasota, Florida. After being displayed in a classic car museum next to Adolph Hitler's Mercedes for a spell, at some point it was acquired by a German collector who kept it in an underground bunker from which it was recently unearthed. The nearly century-old Rolls, made just 10 years after Henry Royce built his very first car, offers not only a royal pedigree but is an important piece of automotive history it its own right.

Paul Gilbert @ Royal Russia
12 July, 2010