Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Barker 1908
Production of the famous model in the early history of the marque - the Silver Ghost- started in 1906, and 7874 of these motor cars had been produced by the time production came to an end in 1928. Meanwhile, 1701 Rolls Royce were manufactured in Springfield, Massachusetts in the USA from 1921 onwards. The crankshaft was mounted on seven bearings with an especially wide bearing in the middle of the six cylinders in order to ensure absolutely smooth running free of vibrations.
The Silver Ghost presented here with chassis number 750 and "Roi des Belges" open body was owned by the Sword family for the first 57 years of its existence and in 1965 the car was acquired by the De Ferranti family, which remains the owner today. Improvements were made to many technical areas during the long production run and owners frequently had a new body fitted rather than purchasing a brand new car. It is therefore rare to find models like this with the original Barker body, which would have been ordered separately at the time.
Roi-des-Belges was a popular car body style for luxury motor cars in the early 1900s. It was a double phaeton meaning that it had two row of seats with wide fenders.
Engine capacity 7036 cc. 6 cylinders.
This car was presented by Mark de Ferranti from United Kingdom at the 2014 Villa d'Este Concorso d'Eleganza and collected the Trofeo FIVA for the best preserved pre-war car.
photos Damiens and BMW AG
Wallpapers of the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost Roi des Belges Barker 1908 (click on image to enlarge)