- This is one of the earliest Silver Ghosts known to exist in the U.S.
- The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost was introduced at the 1906 London Automobile Show.
- The luxurious Silver Ghost was offered until 1925.
- Rolls-Royce called it “The Best Car in the World,” a claim that was justified.
In the late 1800s, Frederick Henry Royce owned a small electric crane manufacturing company in Manchester, England. He bought a 1904 Decauville automobile, but felt he could do better. So he began construction of a car in his own shop with the features he desired most; silence, good performance and a high degree of craftsmanship throughout.
Royce built three cars in all, selling one of them to a man who introduced him to Charles Stewart Rolls, owner of a London automobile dealership. Rolls was immediately impressed with the qualities of Royce’s quiet, smooth-running car. C.S. Rolls and F.H. Royce entered into automobile production, creating the renowned Rolls-Royce marque.
At the London Automobile Show of 1906, the new Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost model was introduced. It was the first of the Silver Ghosts, a line of luxury automobiles that was to extend without substantial change until 1925. The Silver Ghost, more than any model Rolls-Royce would ever produce, established and justified its maker’s claim, “The Best Car in the World.” This Silver Ghost is one of the earliest in existence in the United States.