When the 40/50 horsepower “Silver Ghost” debuted in 1907 it was the most advanced motorcar money could buy. Centered on Henry Royce’s impressive 7,428cc side-valve inline-six, the Silver Ghost was an engineering marvel. The cylinder block was built incredibly strong but was also light weight thanks to the use of an alloy crankcase. Competitors of the day suffered reliability issues due to their long, flexible crankshafts, but Royce’s engine had a crank that was shorter and stronger and was supported by seven large main bearings. Precise machine work and hand-polishing ensured near silent, smoke-free operation – a characteristic that was virtually unheard of for the time. Features such as pressurized oiling, fixed heads to eliminate leaks, and a twin ignition system via magneto or distributor were advancements that established the Silver Ghost as the standard of the world for motorcars. Particularly when compared to other machinery of the same period, the Silver Ghost is a true marvel of sophisticated engineering and build-quality, capable of delivering near silent operation and a luxurious experience for passengers. The Ghost performed extremely well and earned an impeccable reputa
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