For years I’d heard many people sing the praises of the Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost 40/50hp, and In the late 1990s I had one experience that made a powerful impression on me. I was at a friend’s shop that specialized in prewar European cars and he was servicing a Silver Ghost with a touring body. The bonnet was off and he needed to move the car around the property, so he told me to hop in. With the engine uncovered I was absolutely flabbergasted by how smooth and quiet it was. Flabbergasted to experience it, yes, but not necessary surprised, as the Silver Ghost has long been held up as a standard of excellence — my apologies to Cadillac.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2013/04/02/The-Ghosts-of-My-Past