Ghost Motor Works Ltd
Exclusively Rolls-Royce and Bentley
Landway Farm Basted Lane Claygate Cross Kent TN15 8PY England
Telephone 01732 886002 Fax 01732 887466
1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 Sports Saloon by Windover
by Major T.H Green in 1933 as a wedding present for his daughter, this
beautiful and unique Windovers sports saloon was shipped directly from the
coachbuilders to South Africa for the wedding. The car was built exactly
to Major Greens design, and although some 240 20 / 25 had coachwork by
Windovers, this was the only Sports Saloon of this design ever made.
Certainly some of the interesting features of this example set it apart
from the rest, features like the chrome door shuts, faux spare wheel cover
on the boot lid, fold out luggage rack and the door handles which open to
reveal the key hole.
By 1961 it was time for the Green family to sell the car; she was exported out of South Africa to the Channel Islands. The car formed part of a car collection in Jersey and was frequently taken to shows and rallies winning several trophies. Although the owner of the car died in 1971, it remained in his family until 1983 when it was repatriated to the UK. The third owner was an RREC member named Mr Terrence Moore, through 1983 - 1984 the car was treated to a full restoration to the highest standards, once again winner shows at RREC club meetings. In 1991 the Windover was sold to another RREC member who again frequently showed her at club events and the annual Goodwood revival. In 2005 the car was sold through a vintage Rolls Royce specialist to its fifth keeper. In 2013 we purchased her and having sold her to her past two owners, during this time we have carried out the servicing and maintenance. This is a truly exceptional and unique example with a fantastic history and a compressive file which include letters two and from the Windover family who were delighted to help with piecing together the cars history. There is also a recent letter from the Rolls Royce enthusiasts club who, after inspecting the car wrote "she must be one of the best looking sports saloons of her day". Another notable feature of this car is the door posts are made from iron rather than the usual wood; this means she will never suffer with the warping problem which affects many of these cars. This is a beautiful driving example with many special and unique features. A past and future prize winner.
by Ghost Motors