When luxury cars are spoken of, the name Rolls Royce appears in the horizon almost simultaneously. Though there have been more expensive cars than the Rolls, but it occupies special brand nostalgia amongst those who crave for sophistication of the highest levels. It’s no wonder that many royals in the world have a few of these in their fleet, some of which have been part of famous auctions, like the Star of India Rolls Royce once owned by the Maharaja of Rajkot. Another such historic edition of the car is the 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, which is expected to fetch $3.2 million at the Goodwood Auction by Bonham’s. Designed as one of the finest and rarest edition of vintage Rolls Royce, this car happens to one of the last surviving units of the 1912 Double Pullman 40/50 HP Limousine series.
Speaking of its elaborate history, this vehicle had been the prized procession of many famous collectors in the past including John M. Stephens (a Rolls Royce connoisseur), John C. Sword, Denis de Ferranti, who had given the vehicle the truly deserving royal status, it was meant to get. One of the first pieces in the series, the Silver Ghost came gave the reputation to the Rolls Royce Company, as the maker for the ‘Best car in world’ as judged by Autocar magazine. What also makes this a collector’s item, is the fact that it’s a part of a series which did not have much luck in the 2 World Wars, as most of them were destroyed during those periods. By the virtue of being under the shadow of the most famous car owners, this particular unit (chassis no. 1907) remains perfectly intact, and almost as good as new. After looking at such a journey over the years, no wonder, that in mid-1960s’, the noted toymaker Corgi Toys to be a part of their Corgi classic series. This also ended up giving this car its nickname ‘The Corgi’ Rolls Royce.
Since price tags are something we fancy a lot, do check out the most expensive Rolls Royce Phantom, which boasted of solid gold linings. The car later changed hands for a sum of $8.2 million, which set it in the record books.