1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost

Introduced in 1907, when horses were still the preferred mode of travel and automobiles were loud, smelly and unreliable, Henry Royce and C.S. Johnson of Rolls-Royce, Ltd. unveiled a one-of-a-kind, whisper quiet 40-50hp legend, the 'Silver Ghost.'
Up to 1906, the most powerful engine Rolls-Royce had ever produced was a 30hp, six-cylinder giant - woefully underpowered considering its seating capacity; there was room to ferry the entire family to the countryside for a Sunday picnic. But the 40-50s, as they were known were different.

With a body balanced high over a silky-smooth, transverse leaf spring and a drive-train powered by a huge but silent seven-liter, six-cylinder inline block, the Silver Ghost broke world endurance and mileage records - almost 24 mph for a two-ton car - on a 15,000 mile run. The car is equipped with a 4-speed manual transmission and a top speed of 34 mph.


Related Reading : Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost History

In 1906 a new model, the 4050 horsepower, was developed with a longer chassis and a six-cylinder engine. The popularity of the new Rolls-Royce grew quickly as it developed a reputation for smoothness, silence, flexibility and, above all, reliability. In 1907 a writer from the Autocar described riding in the Rolls-Royce 4050 hp as ....the feeling of being wafted through the countryside. Engineers....
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Related Reading : Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost History

The Rolls-Royce vehicles have always been the pinnacle of design, technology, and ambiance. The loudest noise that could be heard by occupants of their vehicles was said to be the clock. In 1904 engineer Frederick Henry Royce joined with the entrepreneur and businessman, the Honorable Charles Stewart Rolls. This union became known as the Rolls-Royce Company. The Silver Ghost became available in....
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1910 Vehicle Profiles

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Balloon Car
Coachwork: Wilkinson

Chassis Num: 1513
Engine Num: 1513

The Honorable Charles Stewart Rolls had come from a family of wealth. His family had made a fortune in real estate development and land holdings. They held tens of thousands of residential units and very prosperous. ....[continue reading]

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Open Drive Landaulet
Coachwork: Mulliner

This Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Open Drive Landaulet was originally fitted with a Cabriolet body by A. Mulliner on June 18, 1910. It was refitted with original H.J. Mulliner coachwork in the early 1950s. Finished in a lovely deep red with black trim, the ....[continue reading]

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Double Pullman Limousine

Chassis Num: 1392

This magnificent and incredibly tall 1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Double Pullman Limousine remains in its original condition, and has been nicknamed the 'Mary Rose.' The name was taken from a short story by Peter Pan's creator, J.M. Barrie, a super....[continue reading]

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Landaulette
Coachwork: Brainsby-Woollard

Chassis Num: 1204

Mr. Andrew T. Reid, Esq. of Auchterarder, Scotland took deliver of this Silver Ghost, chassis number 1204, in January of 1910. Mr. Reid was born in 1863 and would acquire many vehicles for his collection over his lifetime. After his passing in 1941, ....[continue reading]

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Tourer
Coachwork: Holbrook

This Silver Ghost is one of the last short chassis cars produced and features the larger 7,428cc engine that was introduced in 1909. This rare combination produces a car with an excellent power-to-weight ratio and a light driving experience unmatched....[continue reading]

1910 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost vehicle information

Roi-des-Belges
Coachwork: Wilkinson

Chassis Num: 1341

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was a legendary motor car designed by Sir Henry Royce. It would become widely known as the 'Best Car in the World.'....[continue reading]

Balloon Car by Wilkinson
Chassis #: 1513 
Open Drive Landaulet by Mulliner
 
Double Pullman Limousine
Chassis #: 1392 
Landaulette by Brainsby-Woollard
Chassis #: 1204 
Tourer by Holbrook
 
Roi-des-Belges by Wilkinson
Chassis #: 1341 


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Model Year Production

#1#2#3Rolls-Royce
1915Ford (501,492)Willys Knight (91,904)Dodge (45,000)
1914Ford (308,162)Overland (48,461)Studebaker (35,374)
1913Ford (168,220)Overland (37,422)Studebaker (31,994)
1912Ford (78,440)Overland (28,572)Buick (19,812)
1911Ford (69,762)Overland (18,745)Maxwell (16,000)
1910Ford (32,053)Buick (30,525)Overland (15,598)
1909Ford (17,771)Buick (14,606)Maxwell (9,460)
1908Ford (10,202)Buick (8,820)Studebaker (8,132)
1907Ford (14,887)Buick (4,641)Maxwell (3,785)
1906Ford (8,729)Cadillac (3,650)Rambler (2,765)
1905Oldsmobile (6,500)Cadillac (4,029)Rambler (3,807)

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