Termed by many 'the best car in the world', the Silver Ghost was first shown at the London Motor Show at Olympia in 1906.
This particular car was originally a deep claret limousine supplied to Colonel Fergusson of Dundee.
In 1924 the car was rebuilt as a hearse when the chassis was fitted with a dark royal blue and black body made by Craigie & Mitchell. In 1930 the hearse body was removed and the suspension strengthened to take a Mann Egerton crane and drop side body for John Morris, who used the car until 1952.
The lifting gear was then removed and the vehicle used as a break-down truck until it was found and acquired for display at Beaulieu in the mid-1950s. The current reproduction bodywork fitted in 1961, was constructed by Leslie Willis in the style of a Barker Roi des Belges.
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