Ghost ready to Rolls again after 18-month restoration
A Westcountry businessman has helped restore a 1920s Rolls Royce to its former glory.
Phil Gould, proprietor of Concept Trimming Ltd in Barnstaple, made up a team of specialist restorers who spent a-year-and-a-half transforming the Silver Ghost model.
The historic car was originally ordered in 1918, but not completed until 1920.
The car was re-built using archive photographs from the owner, who is based in the South West.
Mr Gould, who has been a professional coach trimmer in North Devon for almost 40 years, heralded the project as a huge success.
"It seemed a daunting task to get it ready for today, but we've succeeded in re-trimming it to an exceptionally high standard and fortunately we have a very satisfied customer," he said.
The Ghost was finished just in time for it to take part in a rally to Estonia today.
The restored vehicle recently achieved second place in the Concours d'Elegance at the internationally acclaimed Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club Awards, with a maximum score for trimming.