Description

Description

  • 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.

 

Story

Story

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.

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