The expression of the absolute exceptional – Rolls Royce
The 1920s, a century ago. The time of corsets, hyperinflation and art deco. It was also called the ‘roaring twenties’, something Rolls Royce clearly did not participate in. They had been producing the Silver Ghost since 1907. The name referred to the 7.5 litre 6-in-line which, despite its huge swept volume, was whisper-quiet. Extraordinary stealthiness, only for the executives, Sir! This was no exaggeration either, because while the average annual salary at the time was $1,201, you could buy just the chassis and engine from Rolls and Royce for $10,200. The body was hand-built for you elsewhere. Of course, you still had to pay for it.
Because the demand, despite the exorbitant price, was so enormous, Rolls Royce opened a factory in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1921. It was there that the last generation of the Silver Ghost was produced. Ours? Fortunately, it was still produced in Derby, England. And those, even to this day, are a lot more sought after than the Springfield. Each chassis was driven a minimum of 100 miles before they were approved; the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ was still shaped and finished by hand. Nothing nickel-plated, real silver, stooping over your enormous chrome grill. What? Just terribly chic!
Our Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Open Tourer was completely rebuilt in 2014/2015 and overhauled at A.J. Glew and at P&A Wood into a beautiful Open Tourer. The renowned English parties with still the old craft. In the end, more than 1,500 man-hours and 585,000 euros were spent on our Silver Ghost. But then you have one of the, if not THE, most beautiful Silver Ghost that is driving around on European soil! Everything is functional, ready to take you back to real driving.
Now get your cigars and tophat, your driver knows how to find us.