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Explore the vehicles in our Collections and see which ones are on display in the National Motor Museum. Please note that vehicles on display can change at short notice. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Rolls-Royce 40/50 Alpine Eagle

On Display

One of the most desirable Rolls-Royces, the Alpine Eagle was essentially a sporting version of the Silver Ghost. This 1914 car was re-bodied in 1950 and has been fitted with an electric starter motor. In more recent times it has been used in several major events including the 1988 Australian Bi-Centennial Rally in which it was driven from Perth to Canberra by Edward, 3rd Baron Montagu and Prince Michael of Kent.



Rolls-Royce entered a team of three Silver Ghosts in the 1913 Austrian Alpine Trials. They met with great success, finishing 1st and 3rd. As a result of this, a new sporting version of the Silver Ghost was developed, with increased ground clearance, larger radiator and a four-speed gearbox instead of the previous three. This was marketed as the Continental model but was popularly known as the ‘Alpine Eagle’.

Year1914
CountryBritish
Capacity7,428cc
Cylinders6
Performance82mph
Price new£985 (chassis only)
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Ltd
OwnerNational Motor Museum Trust

 

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