Thursday, January 21, 2021

Gene’s Machine

1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May

US Open winning golfer Gene Littler (July 1930 – February 2019) was best known for saying: “Golf is not a game of great shots. It’s a game of the best misses. The people who win make the smallest mistakes.” Next month, a 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac that was owned by him from 1983 to 1990 is to be sold by RM Sotheby’s.

 

Gene’s Machine – Gene Littler owned 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May – RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.
Professional golfer Gene Littler

San Diego born father of two Littler – nicknamed ‘Gene the Machine’ due to his “smooth rhythmical swing” – is listed in the sales literature for this ‘Springfield Silver Ghost’ as a “true automobile enthusiast, with a particular passion for vintage Rolls-Royce and Bentley.” He later sold it to the Blackhawk Collection and it then passed to Fred Guyton, a “beloved fixture of the collector car hobby” and co-founder of the architectural firm Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets, Inc. (PGAV).

 

Featuring an original chassis, engine and coachwork, as delivered to its first owner, this stunning car is described as “overall well preserved.” It is presented in medium blue paint with a tan leather interior that shows “only minor signs of age and use” and includes a “unusually cushy and delightful” rumble seat.

 

RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.

 

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Gene’s Machine – Gene Littler owned 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May – RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gene’s Machine – Gene Littler owned 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May – RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gene’s Machine – Gene Littler owned 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May – RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.
Gene’s Machine – Gene Littler owned 1925 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster by Merrimac – 1925 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Piccadilly roadster once owned by golfing legend ‘Gene the Machine’ to be sold at auction in May – RM Sotheby’s offer the car without reserve but have set an estimate of £135,000 to £174,000 ($175,000 to $225,000, €157,000 to €202,000 or درهم643,000 to درهم826,000) for this stunning Springfield Ghost. It will be sold as part of the Guyton Collection on Saturday 4th March in St. Louis, Missouri.
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