A unique instance of the Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP was bought from a German Volkswagen, American collector, whose name is kept secret. For the “Silver Ghost” he paid about $ 75 million.
An American collector bought from Volkswagen to Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP that was released in 1907. This car with chassis number 60551 was built for managing Director Claude Johnson. After the publication of this instance of the model is firmly entrenched memorable nickname “Silver Ghost” or “Silver Ghost”. This is the name of your car painted under the silver, his first owner. There was even a sign with the name. Interestingly, in addition to silver color, this car got the accessories covered with a layer of natural silver. The body was ordered from the London Atelier Barker & Co.
Almost immediately after buying the Silver Ghost took part in the competition in reliability, Scottish Reliability Trials, where he shocked everyone with a superior performance. The vehicle completed over 1,200 kilometers, and during that time he only once made an emergency stop. Also on the road several times had to deal with punctured tires.
After this marathon model passed 8 000 miles without a break. On such an unprecedented reliability recognized by the General public, and now the model is officially called the “Silver Ghost”. In recent years, this car was stored at the Bentley, however, at the time of the partition of the automotive business Rolls-Royce retrokar passed into the hands of the “parent” of the company. Now it became known that the car was sold to a private collector from America, giving him space amount – $ 75 million.