Rolls-Royce has announced the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost Collection, which is inspired by the original Silver Ghost. Only 35 of the special Ghost models will be produced for the 2018 model year.
If we go all the way back to 1904, that’s the year that Charles Rolls, Claude Johnson, and Sir Henry Royce teamed up. Three years later the team’s Silver Ghost the Silver Ghost achieved a non-stop long distance endurance record of 14,371 miles. The new Silver Ghost Collection is inspired by that original Silver Ghost and to celebrate it, Rolls-Royce will produce 35 special Ghosts in Goodwood, West Sussex.
“The extraordinary accomplishments of our marque’s founding fathers are honored by the creation of this elegant ‘Silver Ghost Collection’. The Rolls-Royce Bespoke Collective masterfully weave the rich narrative of the original ‘Silver Ghost’ into just 35 motor cars, creating a contemporary homage to the original motor car,” stated Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. “Today, our craftspeople and master artisans continue this legacy of excellence, creating unique motor cars that define luxury.”
The collection features a solid sterling-silver Spirit of Ecstasy and a specially created Hallmark of AX201, the registration plate of the original Silver Ghost. Alongside the AX201 Hallmark, the Metal Fineness marks and the Assay Office town mark, a second unique ‘RR’ Hallmark, the eponymous badge of the marque, will act as the Sponsor’s Mark and authenticate its heritage.
The exterior of the 35 Silver Ghost models will be painted in Cassiopeia Silver. The paint takes eight hours to apply and is imbued with fine particles of 100% pure silver. Inside there’s Forest Green leather that’s inspired by the original interior color scheme. A newly designed silver tipped leather makes its Rolls-Royce debut, being incorporated onto the front and rear doors.