The centurion Rolls-Royce was made-to-order for Lord Pirrie, chairman of Harland and Wolff chairman and one of many behind the construction of the Titanic as well as it’s sister ships in 1911 and was named after the doomed RMS Titanic.
For the last 101 years, the “Titanic Ghost” been restored several times, bought and owned, sold and traded – and was even an ambulance for some time. Now, it’s been fully restored and will be the main attraction at the annual vintage, classic and sports car show in Newcastle, Ireland this week. One of the show’s organizers, Martin Cromwell, mentioned that it was apt that the car return to the birthplace of the Titanic in the 100th anniversary year of the ship’s tragic accident – considering it’s lineage: “This car has a unique link to a special time and place in our history ,” he said.
“I’m sure visitors to the show will find themselves transported back in time by the experience. You can just imagine Lord Pirrie driving to the shipyard in this Rolls Royce to check on the progress of the great ship.”