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1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. 'Silver Ghost' London-Edinburgh Trial Car

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. dans Ultimate Factories, Série télé, 2006-2012 IMDB Ep. Rolls

Catégorie : Voitures, Cabriolet — Origine du modèle : UK

1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50 h.p. 'Silver Ghost' London-Edinburgh Trial Car

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dsl SX

2010-07-13 22:06

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Another 40/50hp, but not THE Silver Ghost. Apparently Classic & Sportscar magazine, Jul 2007 issue has a report "Driving 2 Rolls Royce Silver Ghosts supplied by Swiss classic dealer Lukas Huni Reg R-1075 and R-2104" in the 'From the Cockpit' column by Mick Walsh.

nzcarnerd NZ

2010-07-14 07:14

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Note this car has the sloping bonnet so would date from 1912-14. It might be an Alpine Eagle.

dsl SX

2010-07-14 13:48

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R-2104 is not an Alpine Eagle, but the 1912 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp London-Edinburgh trial car, bodied by Barker. See http://www.chichesterweb.co.uk/rrec/rre82.htm for a photo of the car at the RR centenary display at the 2004 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Backstory is as follows: "The legendary London-Edinburgh model resulted from a 1911 challenge by arch rival Napier. Napier’s distributor Selwyn Francis Edge entered a 65-hp car in an RAC-observed run from London to Edinburgh, driven entirely in high gear. Rising to the challenge, Rolls-Royce responded with a nearly standard Silver Ghost chassis clad in attractive, lightweight tourer bodywork. Higher compression and a larger carburettor were the only mechanical modifications. The Rolls easily outshone the Napier on fuel consumption, and in a timed run at the Brooklands track, it bested its rival, 78.26 to 76.42 miles per hour, driven by Ernest Hives, who later would become the Rolls-Royce chief engineer. The same chassis, with a single-seat body and high ratio axle, was clocked at 101.8 mph in the flying mile at Brooklands the following year. The fame of its achievements and the aesthetics of the close-coupled tourer body resulted in production of a small number of similar models in ensuing years." (from Link to "www.rmauctions.com", the auction description of one of the replicas)

lrc44 EN

2011-05-02 18:00

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This isn't the actual London-Edinburgh car, but rather one of a number of replicas constructed for customers by Rolls-Royce. The actual London-Edinburgh car is chassis no 1701, built in 1911.

dsl SX

2011-06-20 12:39

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DVLA details for R 2104 are:
Date of Liability 01 06 2007
Date of First Registration 01 11 1999
Year of Manufacture 1912
Cylinder Capacity (cc) 7428CC
CO2 Emissions Not Available
Fuel Type Petrol
Export Marker Not Applicable
Vehicle Status Unlicensed.
Vehicle Colour GREEN

-- Last edit: 2011-06-20 18:07:02

robgeelen2 NL

2011-10-29 14:45

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And it is not a Barker body.

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