Back in 1911, a Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 1701 set a record speed run at the London-Edinburgh Trial, completing the 799-mile trip at an average speed of 19.59 mph while achieving over 24 mpg. For the time, this was an impressive feat that showcased the Silver Ghost’s unrivaled reliability and performance – especially when you consider how rough and primitive roads were 110 years ago.
After the Trial, the Silver Ghost 1701 achieved 78.2 mph on a half-mile speed test, proving that no modifications were made. In another test, the Silver Ghost 1701 became the first Rolls-Royce to exceed 100 mph at the Brooklands circuit in Surrey, England. Now, 110 years later, Rolls-Royce has recreated the record run. Originally designed as an Experimental Speed Car, the original Silver Ghost 1701 is now a priceless collector’s car.