Vintage stunning Rolls Royce Silver Ghost 1911 advertising mirror featuring a glamourous design with antique pictures of the luxury car in a royal setting with an elegant lady, art deco finish with the borders, and the famous branding.
Sleek mid-coloured wooden frame.
Created by Aspell Saggers 1976
Excellent vintage condition with minimal signs of authentic patina.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost name refers to a car model and one specific car from that series. Originally named the "40/50 h.p.", the chassis was first made at Royce's Manchester works, with production moving to Derby in July 1908 and between 1921 and 1926, in Springfield, Massachusetts. Chassis no. 60551, registered AX 201, was the car originally named "Silver Ghost". Other 40/50 hp cars were also given names, but the press took up the Silver Ghost title, and soon all 40/50s were called by the name, a fact not officially recognised by Rolls-Royce until 1925, when the Phantom range was launched.
The Silver Ghost originated Rolls-Royce's claim of making the "best car in the world" – a phrase coined not by themselves but by the prestigious publication Autocar in 1907. The chassis and engine were also used as the basis of a range of Rolls-Royce Armoured Cars. In December of 1923, four friends of Woodrow Wilson chipped in to buy the former president a Silver Ghost, just weeks before Wilson's death in February of 1924. The car was modified so that Wilson, who was disabled, could enter and exit the vehicle more easily.
Development of the Silver Ghost was suspended during World War I, although the chassis and engine were supplied for use in Rolls-Royce Armoured Cars. Lawrence of Arabia used a blue 1909 Silver Ghost known as Blue Mist, previously owned by an Irish lord, as his staff car during the Arab Revolt. Construction of a replica Blue Mist began in 2018.