Rolls-Royce 40/50 Silver Ghost Limosine

Late in 1906, the 40/50-hp model was introduced at the London Motor Show on the stand of C.S. Rolls and Company. The new model was destined to achieve a status few automobiles would ever equal in the history of motor vehicles. The Silver Ghost, as it later became known, swiftly established Rolls-Royce as the ultimate in luxury motoring–so much so that the company rightfully touted every vehicle as “The Best Car in the World.” Silver Ghost production continued for 18 years, totalling nearly 8,000 cars with 6,173 built in England plus 1,703 Springfield models. This included the staff cars and armour-plated combat versions which saw service during WWI.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in May of 2011 at the Spazio Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como.

50 bhp, 7,428 cc in-line L-head six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox with direct drive fourth gear, worm and nut steering, foot-operated brakes with rear drums, live axle front suspension with semi-elliptical leaf springs, live axle rear suspension with cantilever leaf springs. Wheelbase: 3,500 mm (138").

Source: RM Auctions
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