A welcome return to this year’s Turner Locker Barnfield Revival is Graham Tyson’s 1920(ish) Rolls Royce Silver Ghost
We’re just going to let Graham tell the story on this one:
A few notes about the car. The chassis was laid down in 1918 and the car was finally finished and shipped to India in 1920 for the Maharajah of Darbhanga the largest and richest landlord in India at the time and owner of the extraordinary Great Moghul Emerald, the largest carved Emerald in the world. It remained in his family until shipped back to the UK in 1969 in bad condition, from where it went to a museum in Brittany but was too bad to be shown and so was stored from then until I rescued it in 2009.
It was then totally restored over the next three and a half years, a full ‘nut and bolt’ job. Every single nut and bolt and fitting was removed and restored, no expense spared, and since the car was completed, at a cost of many hundreds of thousands of pounds, it has won many awards in Concours competitions We have also driven it thousands of miles, including thru’ Denmark, Sweden, Latvia, up to Russia and through Finland, explored the WW1 battlefields and will have just returned from Holland and part of Germany a couple of days before the Revival. All of these trips have been undertaken without any mishaps.
So, as soon as I get home I shall be frantically polishing it!
All the best
Now in its sixth year the Turner Locker Barnfield Revival was created by Turner Locker Barnfield a Commercial Property Agency and Consultancy based in Barbnfield Crescent in Exeter’s Southernhay area.
This year’s motoring event will be held in Barnfield Crescent Exeter on September 22nd 2019 at 11:00 am – 4:00 pm, full details here.