An American collector bought from Volkswagen a unique instance of the Rolls-Royce. The car cost him $ 75 million, which means the record set last year, Ferrari 250 GTO, beaten with a 1.5-fold margin.
Rare Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP was assembled in 1907. Due to this car model was dubbed the Silver Ghost or Silver Ghost. The car was built specifically for the managing Director of Rolls-Royce Claude Johnson. The body was built by custom in the London Atelier Barker & Co. The car was painted in silver color, and the handles and other fittings covered with a layer of pure silver. The engine was so silent that the owner named the car The Silver Ghost, evidenced by a sign on Board this yacht.
Later Rolls-Royce Johnson became famous for participating in competitions of endurance. The car traveled over 24,000 miles without a single forced stop due to a malfunction and the model Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP was fixed unofficially called the Silver Ghost, in honor of this famous model.
Legendary car several times changed owners until it was in the ownership of the Volkswagen group. In 2001 it was completely restored. Why the company decided to sell rare car, is unknown. The name of the new owner, as the sum of transaction is not officially disclosed. According to information from “reliable sources” for The original Silver Ghost paid about $ 75 million.