Ride of the Week: 1924 Rolls-Royce Roadster
October 17, 2008
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, subject ride.