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Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost
(Made in England, 1906 - 1925)

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1907
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1907, #60551, Barker Roi de Belges. This view shows all the details completely which are usually partly obscured or hidden by the spare wheel.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is epitomising all that is the very best in British engineering. Utmost attention to detail resulted in such an outstanding quality that this motor car rightfully was stated to be "the best car in the world". The first public display of the 40/50 hp model as it was called then was at London's Olympia Motor in November 1906 with deliveries commencing from April 1907. It was this model on which the company's reputation for excellence was based - not at least had added to this record non-stop run carried out by the original R-R Silver Ghost, chassis no. 60551, whose name became a more popular model designation than the company's term 40/50 hp. Steady development resulted in significant improvements in performance and handling. Production continued until 1925.

Technical Data:
6 cylinder in-line engine in two groups of three, sidevalve, watercooled, bore x stroke 114.3 x 114.3 mm (4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in), capacity 7,036 cc (from 1910 bore x stroke 114.3 120.7 mm (4 1/2 x 4 3/4 in); engine capacity 7,428 cc), coil and magneto ignition; cone type clutch; 4 speed gearbox, spiral bevel final drive; semi-elliptic springs front, platform rear suspension (from 1908 three-quarter elliptic rear springs; from 1912 cantilever rear springs); friction type shock absorbers; footbrake acting on transmission (from 1913 footbrake operating on rear wheels; from 1924 4-wheel-brakes with gearbox-driven mechanical servo); wheelbase 135 1/2 in or 143 1/2 in; tyre size front 875 x 195 or 880 x 120, tyre size rear 880 x 120 or 895 x 135 (from 1913 short wheelbase abandoned; tyre size front and rear 895 x 135; from 1923 wheelbase 144 in or 150 1/2 in, tyre size front and rear 33 x 5)

Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1915
Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, 1915, #2BD, Hamshaws Sedanca de Ville. Perfectly well suited as a town car was the Sedanca de Ville though "Upstairs Downstairs" is clearly indicated by the chauffeur comforted with less protection than the passengers.

No. made:
6173 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost (GB)

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