This 1909 Silver Ghost has just arrived in the pre-war marketplace for the first time in 52 years. Here’s all you need to know…
Not only does this 40/50hp Rolls-Royce carry the famous Silver Ghost name, it also comes with success of its own in the form of a win at the Stockbridge Hill Climbing Trial in May 1914. It also has connections with British shipping through its first owner R.A Munn, who was a Marine Superintendent at the Union-Castle Line.
Clearly the Rolls-Royce attracts those with an interest in engineering, for it was then purchased by Hubert Scott-Paine in 1919. He was boss of Supermarine Aviation Works, a company now renowned for success in the Schneider Trophy during the late 1920s and early 1930s, as well as production of the world-famous WWII Spitfire aircraft. Scott-Paine also founded the British Power Boat Company, before setting a world record of 110.1mph for a single-engine boat in salt water with the hydroplane Miss Britain III in 1934.
This 1909 Silver Ghost has been in the care of its most recent owner since 1966. During this time, the Rolls-Royce has toured comprehensively throughout Europe and has become a long-term member of The Veteran Car Club of Great Britain. Still in excellent driving condition and complete with beautiful period features, the Tourer is a highly sought-after collector’s car that will continue to stun onlookers wherever it goes.
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