1911 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost Information
|Known simply as 'The Best Car in the World', the 40/50 hp Rolls-Royce was produced from 1907 until 1926. The name 'Silver Ghost' was given to the 13th 40/50 produced that was used by the company for test runs and reliability trials. That car was so reliable that it currently has over half a million miles on it and is still retained by the company. This example has similar coachwork and was built by the same firm, Barker. It dates from 1911 and rides on the early style wooden artillery wheels.|
The car is powered by a 7.4-liter 6-cylinder engine in two blocks of 3, developing 60 horsepower, coupled to a 4-speed manual transmission with a top speed of 34 mph. The Silver Ghost model was produced from 1907 until 1925.
The current owner first saw this car in 1989 just after it had received a two-year restoration and was on tour in Ireland. He liked the car so much he followed it and made several offers to purchase it over an 11 year period. Finally, in 2000 he purchased it and brought it to the U.S. where he tours it extensively.Also photographed at :Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance >> Rolls-Royce Silver GhostAmelia Island Concours d'Elegance >> Brass Era - 1915 and Earlier