An exceptional line-up of twenty Rolls-Royce models produced before 1936 was formed on September 4 at the headquarters of the British manufacturer based in Goodwood, West Sussex, in particular to celebrate the arrival of the new Ghost.
This gathering was initiated by the oldest of the Rolls-Royce clubs, the 20-Ghost Club, which brings together owners of Rolls-Royce models produced exclusively before 1940. Rolls-Royce 20/25, Silver Ghost, Phantom I and Phantom II thus evolved in the alleys of the park of the HQ of Rolls-Royce. Of all the models produced by the brand since 1904, three quarters are indeed still in perfect working order and at this gathering, the oldest of these models dated from 1911.
Guests to this event, which included a picnic break, were presented with a jar of honey made in the Rolls-Royce apiary (which now hosts more than 250,000 bees), and also had the pleasure of discovering the new Rolls-Royce Ghost just three days after its official presentation.
Finally, the event was of particular significance for one of the vehicles present: a Silver Ghost bodied by HJ Mulliner and covered by a silver and black livery, which was assembled just a century ago, in September 1920. Its current owner, who acquired it in 2011, has since covered some 17,000 miles (27,358 km) behind the wheel, mainly on outings organized by the 20-Ghost Club.
Photo: 2020 Rolls-Royce Ghost