40-50 hp Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost motor car

1909 in Derby
Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce, yellow, 40-50 H.P. Silver Ghost motor car, 1909, Chassis 1119. This is an example of one of the earliest 'Silver Ghost' motor cars to be built. It was used continuously until 1929 by the 5th Marquess of Cholmondely. It is fitted with a Hooper landaulet body, which is supported on a stiff chassis frame of channel-section steel girders. It has a six-cylinder vertical watercooled engine. First introduced in 1907, the 40/50 HP, later to become known as the Silver Ghost, remained in production until 1925. Best-known body styles included the Barker Tourer, Hooper Landaulet, the London-Edinburgh type and Barker enclosed cabriolet. The first cars were built in Royce's Cooke Street factory in Manchester but following the success of the Silver Ghost, the company moved to a custom-built factory in July 1908, designed by Royce, in Nightingale.


Road Transport
Object Number:
1936-467 Pt1
motor car
  • component - object
  • hardware - component
  • furnishing and equipment
  • vehicle - transportation
  • land vehicle
  • passenger vehicle
Rolls-Royce Ltd.

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