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Chassis Num: 60RB

for $495,000 at 2006 RM Auctions .

Henry Royce was an engineer and the Charles Stewart Rolls was a man many talents. He was an aviator, and automobile enthusiasts. In the world of he excelled at marketing.

The Rolls-Royce began its distinguished career in the 1900’s, focusing on quality and During 1905 and 1906, vehicles were produced, all four-cylinder engines producing 20

1906 was a big year for the young with Charles Stewart and Frederick Henry Royce registering the Rolls-Royce Limited The legendary 40/50 six-cylinder Ghost was introduced with acclaim. During the same Rolls and Royce entered the Trophy Race, one of the most events of the time.


Their powerful and durable car the rest of pack, beating the competitor by 27 minutes. In 1907 the further showcased their durability by participating in a 15,000 reliability event.

In a time when maintenance and were on the minds of every Rolls-Royce left their with peace of mind. To add more prestige to their the vehicles were marketed to the elite and well-to-do in society. By their vehicles to British the Rolls-Royce Company concreted reputation in history. The cars was matched by its comfort; they outfitted with luxurious by some of the top coachbuilders in the industry.

The were powerful and provided a smooth and comfortable ride. The were engineering marvels, of an aluminum alloy crankcase. of chains, the timing and ignition were both run by gears.

The parts were hand and constructed to a high degree of The sturdy construction meant conversation were possible, while the vehicle was at top speed.

The Ghost carried an ambiance was truly appropriate for its passengers. demanded pride and respect. coachbuilders excelled at providing and style, and Baker was one of the elite.

The built by Baker were allowing the gentleman to enter top-hats on their head. tall body also its occupants to look-down upon

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This Landaulette Ghost was commissioned by Stanley Bond, the owner of Braemar in Scotland. It is believed that and King George V often the Silver Ghost on hunting Upon Bond’s passing in it was purchased by Stanley Sears and in his Rolls-Royce collection.

In 1951 it was by Thompson Doxey. In 1965 it hands again and became the of Julian Ball. It remained in collection until 1995 it was acquired by Peter Vacher.

It was privately sold to its current

This 1914 Rolls-Royce HP Silver Ghost with number 60RB is an open-drive and carries coachwork by Barker. The 7248cc engine produces 48 which is sent to the rear through a three-speed manual Two-wheel drum brakes the stopping power.

The suspension is of semi-elliptic leaf springs in the and three-quarter elliptic leaf in the rear.

It is believed to be the most Silver Ghost in existence. At the Pebble Beach Concours it was awarded the FIVA Award for the preserved prewar car.

By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2007

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