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Ride of the Week: 1924 Rolls-Royce Roadster

Are there any special features on the Roadster?

It has a compartment for golf clubs, and came with a set of wood-shank clubs.

How long have you had the car?

Forty-six years. My father bought if from an estate sale, in Pittsburgh, Pa. We are the third owners of the car. I helped restore it in our driveway in the ’60s, from ’62 to ’68.

Do you do a lot of restorations?

Yes, my business is restoring cars, in Reno. I worked for Bill Harrah when he had the “world famous” Harrah’s Automobile Collection in the ’70s.

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How fast does the Roadster go?

It’s top speed is 60 mph, and it cruises at 45 mph.

Tell me about the engine.

It is a straight 6 cylinder, overhead valve with a three-speed manual transmission and 129-inch wheel base. The wheels are 23 inches. The bright work is German Silver and all original.

Where does the car live?

I keep it up in Tahoe for the summer, and in Reno in the winter.

” Amy Edgett performed this week’s Ride of the Week photo shoot and interview. For future suggestions, email editor@sierrasun.com, subject ride.