1912 Rolls-royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost

1912 Rolls-royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost "Roi-Des-Belges" Coachwork in the style of Barker, by I. Wilkinson & Son Ltd

This automobile is a fabulous expression of two names that together to most people represent what the legendary Edwardian era Rolls-Royce 40/50hp was, being a 'Silver Ghost' and 'Roi-des-Belges'. The first, the apt name originally applied to one of the earliest of the model built, reflecting its silver painted colouring and whisper quiet engine, the second, the voluptuous coachwork style famously preferred by the monarch of Belgium, distinctive for its separated front seats and sculpted body that 'steps up' and out from front to back.

Descriptions & pictures by conceptcarz & bonhams & en.wheelsage

Production Start 1912
Country of origin Great Britain