Sterling qualities

Technology | C Hung 9 Jan 2019

Hong kong has for a long time been a notable market for across a spectrum of ultra-premium automotive brands. It goes without saying that it is one for Rolls-Royce - so much so that the city is allocated a single unit of the highly limited HK$7.8 million Silver Ghost Collection.

Announced just under a year ago, it made its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

With the first unit set in motion in August, the Silver Ghost Collection was built based on the extended wheelbase Ghost EWB, and according to Rolls-Royce, in homage to the original Silver Ghost 1907, a whopping 112 years ago.

The biggest achievement of the original Silver Ghost was the non-stop long-distance endurance record of 23,130 kilometers.

The record may represent an interesting footnote for clients who consider adding one of these limited edition vehicles into their collection of exotic cars.

Of course, there is more to the record about these luxury vehicles. It is limited to a run of 35 units of Bespoke Ghosts worldwide.

The body color of the entire collection is in the specially developed and gracefully subtle Cassiopeia Silver, while the unique Spirit of Ecstasy is crafted in solid sterling-silver and features a custom-made hallmark of AX201 -the registration plate of the original Silver Ghost.

The Forest Green interiors ooze classic beauty with the clever use of finely applied solid silver and silver-tipped leather.

Yes, the word silver is repeatedly used in the car, but there are other precious metals as well. For example, a black-gold-plated collar is set at the base of the Flying Lady bonnet ornament.

In tribute to the copper extensively used in the engine bay of the original more than a century ago, an insert is crafted from hammered copper, says the Goodwood-based manufacturer. These are two of the elements found nowhere else in the existing range.

The same can be said of the polished wheel centers proudly showing the engraved "Silver Ghost - since 1907" words and the collection's clock, while the tread plates featuring the writing "Silver Ghost Collection - One of Thirty-Five" serves equally well to remind its proud owner and occupants of the authenticity of the vehicle.

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