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May 12, 2022

Beautiful Photos of the 1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost

On 30th March 1907 an advert appeared in The Autocar headed ‘The Best Six-Cylinder Car in the World’. The advertiser was Rolls-Royce Ltd. and the product was the firm’s new 40/50 model that had been introduced to the public at the Olympia Motor Show in November 1906.

It was a bold claim to be made by a company that had only been making motor cars for four years. However, once the 15,000 miles trial of the 40/50 called ‘Silver Ghost’ had successfully taken place, the claim was demonstrated to have merit.

Over the car’s 18 year production the other manufacturers challenged this claim, but in the eyes of the general public and to a steady stream of discerning buyers, who could afford the 985pounds for a chassis and then pay to have a body of their choice built upon it, a Rolls-Royce was indeed the best car in the world.

Here below is a set of beautiful photos of the 1909 Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP Silver Ghost.


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