Rolls Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost

Rolls Royce 40/50HP Silver Ghost

Parts and Spares for Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 40/50HP

Production: 1906–1926, 7874 made | Engine: straight 6, 7036cc (429.4cid) (1906-1910), 7428cc (453.3cid) (from 1910) | Transmissions: 4 speed manual (from 1913), 3 speed manual (1909-1913) | Wheelbase: 135.5 in (3442 mm) (until 1913), 143.5 in (3645 mm) (1913-1923), 144 in (3658 mm) and 150.5 in (3823 mm) (from 1923)

The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost refers both to a car model and to one specific car from that series.

Originally named the ""40/50 h.p."" the chassis was originally produced at Royce's Manchester works moving to Derby in July 1908 and between 1921 and 1926 at Springfield, Massachusetts factories. Chassis no. 60551, registered AX 201, was the car that was originally given the name ""Silver Ghost."" Other 40/50 hp cars were also given names but the Silver Ghost title was taken up by the press and soon all 40/50s were called by the name, a fact not officially recognised by Rolls-Royce until 1925 when the Phantom range was launched.

The Silver Ghost was the origin of Rolls-Royce's claim of making the ""Best car in the world"" – a phrase coined not by themselves, but by the prestigious publication Autocar in 1907.

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