Rolls-Royce ' Silver Ghost' motor car, 1909
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Rolls-Royce ' Silver Ghost' motor car, 1909. This is one of the earliest Silver Ghost motor cars to have been made. Built in 1909 - chasis no 1119 - it was used continuously until 1929 by the Marquis of Cholmondeley. This type of Silver Ghost was in production until 1925. It is fitted with a Hooper landaulet body, which is supported on a stiff chasis frame of channel-section steel girders. The six-cylinder 40/50 hp water-cooled engine has a cylinder capacity of 7.428 litres, and could achieve a speed of 34 mph at 1000 rpm in top gear.