100 Years ago, today, the first Rolls-Royce ‘Springfield’ Silver Ghost was completed at the marque’s facility in Springfield #Massachusetts, #USA – each one just as desirable as their UK counterparts. These Rolls-Royce ‘Springfield’ Motor cars benefited from the creativity of US coachbuilders including Brewster, Willoughby, Merimac and Hollbrook and brought us some wonderful early commissions.
From 1921 until 1931, when the workshops closed due to the depression, 2,946 #RollsRoyceCars were handmade for US clients. This included 1,703 Silver Ghosts as well as the ‘Springfield’ Phantom that joined the production line in 1925. Today, approximately two-thirds of all Rolls-Royces ever commissioned still grace the roads and show lawns worldwide.
In this Centenary year, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars has just introduced the new Ghost, exclusively made in Goodwood, England. Today, the marque’s Global Center of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence, based at Goodwood, is the only place in the world where Rolls-Royce cars are hand-crafted.
Famous owners of Springfield Rolls-Royces
-President Woodrow Wilson
-The Guggenheim family
-The Bloomingdale family
And perhaps the most famous, fictional Socialite Jay Gatsby with his 1922 Silver Ghost.