When does a car officially become a piece of history? One might say a 100-year-old vehicle qualifies. Rolls-Royce is a luxurious automobile manufacturer whose prestige needs no introduction. This rare 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 London-to-Edinburgh Silver Ghost is both elegant and exquisite. The story behind it only adds to its legend.
In 1911, a Rolls-Royce 40/50 model completed the 794 mile trip from London-to-Edinburgh. Accomplishing this feat in top gear allowed the Rolls to average 24.32 miles per imperial gallon. To commemorate this accomplishment, Rolls-Royce made 188 “London-to-Edinburgh” edition Silver Ghosts. Out of those 188 difficult-to-find Rolls-Royce London-to-Edinburgh Silver Ghosts, this specific model is chassis number 2371.
When purchasing a vintage vehicle with this much character, its history is almost as important as the car itself. Mr. Albert Janesich of Paris, France originally took delivery of this particular 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 London-to-Edinburgh Silver Ghost in August of 1913. He continued his ownership of the Rolls-Royce until 1928.
This 1913 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost features a 7,428cc 6-cylinder engine from a 1914 Rolls-Royce 40/50 limousine. In the 1970s, Silver Ghost specialist James Black performed a restoration of the vehicle. Some of the features include a replacement 3-speed gearbox, tan leather upholstery and C.A. Vandervell lighting.
If you are looking to add a touch of historic dignity to your collection, this 1913 Rolls-Royce 40/50 is perfect for you. It is available and looking for a new home. From vintage car shows to enjoying a beautiful Sunday drive the old fashioned way, you will likely be the only one with a classic Rolls-Royce London-to-Edinburgh Silver Ghost. Check out the Bring A Trailer page for more information on this 1913 Rolls-Royce.
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