Elder statesmen

The world's oldest Rolls-Royce car club gathered for an exclusive event.

22 September 2020


Members of the world’s oldest Rolls-Royce car club attended an exclusive gathering at the Home of Rolls-Royce, Goodwood, on Friday 4 September 2020.

A rare display of 20 exquisite vintage Rolls-Royce motor cars, all built before 1936, were gathered in Rolls-Royce’s central courtyard to celebrate the launch of the latest Ghost.

The visit formed part of an exclusive event for members of the 20-Ghost Club, the world’s oldest Rolls-Royce car club, which is devoted solely to pre-1940 Rolls-Royce motor cars.

The motor cars travelled to The Home of Rolls-Royce under their own power. Of all the Rolls-Royces produced since the marque’s foundation in 1904, almost three-quarters are still in perfect working order today.

Models present included Rolls-Royce 20/25, Silver Ghost, Phantom I and Phantom II, the oldest being built in 1911.

It was a particularly special event for one car – the Silver Ghost – as it celebrated its 100th birthday.


Built in September 1920, the Silver Ghost has an open drive Limousine Body by HJ Mulliner, finished in silver and black. The car was acquired by its present owners in 2011 and has completed over 17,000 miles since then, mainly on 20-Ghost Club tours.

Guests were treated to a private viewing of the new Ghost, which recently had its global digital debut, the most technologically advanced Rolls-Royce ever created and a worthy successor to the previous model, which became the best-selling car in the company’s history.

Built on the marque’s proprietary Architecture of Luxury aluminium spaceframe, new Ghost boasts a new, more powerful 6.75-litre V12 engine and enhanced driver aids, with more than 100kg of internal acoustic damping materials eliminating all extraneous noise.




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