1909 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost. Termed by many 'the best car in the world', the Silver Ghost was first shown at the London Motor Show at Olympia in 1906. The car got its name from Claude Johnson, managing director of the company, who had the car entirely painted and plated in silver. The 'Ghost' part of the name derived from the car's remarkable quietness. The car was extremely popular, and demand outstripped supply. Silver Ghosts continued to be made until 1926, with about 8000 produced in total.