Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection Revisits a World Record

Recently Rolls-Royce announced their Silver Ghost Collection, which consists of 35 bespoke cars based on the 2019 Rolls-Royce Ghost. The limited run celebrates the feat that was a turning point for the company. In 1907, Rolls-Royce rolled out the first vehicle to be referred to as the Silver Ghost, a name given the car because of its silver paint and silver plating. The car’s official name was actually the 40/50 H.P. The car completed a 14,371 mile voyage without any major breakdowns—a record completely unheard of at the time. Automotive reviewers of the time dubbed the Silver Ghost the “Best Car in the World.”

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The Silver Ghost Collection honors that feat with extras that will be added to the 35 cars, such as the sterling-silver Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament that is surrounded by a black-gold-plated collar. The collar is a nod to the original as well. Made of hammered copper, the collar represents the copper-laden engine bay of the Silver Ghost. The black grill vanes are a direct homage to the original. Each car will also have an “AX201” hallmark—the original license plate number—and will be numbered 1 to 35. Cassiopeia Silver will be used for the exterior, which will be accented by a hand painted silver coach line. The interior also recalls the Silver Ghost with its Forest Green interior and silver-tipped leather. The clock, made of silver, will also have “Silver Ghost Since 1907” engraved on it.

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