Each of the 35 cars is – obviously – painted silver, with coach lines that contain real silver particles. The wheel centres bear the legend, ‘Silver Ghost – since 1907’ and evoking that car’s engine bay is a collar of hammered copper around the base of the Spirit of Ecstasy. In the cabin, there are precious metal inlays, 1907-style silver dials with a decorative ‘peened’ finish,a clock shaped like a silver ingot, silver edged leather panniers and, echoing the 1907 Silver Ghost, upholstery in Forest Green leather.
A bespoke centre console contains Silver Ghost Collection goodies of a time-piece, sunglasses and Silver Ghost pen, while in true Edwardian spirit each of the 35 cars comes with a picnic hamper to “continue Rolls-Royce’s romantic notion of the pinnacle in al fresco dining”.
All the lucky 35 need now is a good long journey to go on…maybe a jaunt of 14,371 miles? That’s the endurance record the first Silver Ghost AX201 set in 1907, establishing the company’s reputation for engineering excellence – and creating the legend of the “best car in the world”.