Over 2,000 children have driven it.
Once the Dawn and Wraith are discontinued, the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost will be the brand's smallest and least expensive model at $311,900. Well, sort of. Four years ago, Rolls-Royce built its smallest model ever, called the SRH. The car was built as a fundraising initiative for the St. Richard's Hospital, where children could use it to ride to their pediatric surgeries. But, after taking more than 2,000 children through the hospital, it's time for the Rolls-Royce SRH to receive some care of its own.
Rolls-Royce took the SRH to its Global Center of Luxury Manufacturing Excellence in Goodwood to restore the car back to its original condition. In the four years since it was built, the SRH has traveled 1,000 meters, the equivalent of 62 miles.
Rolls-Royce says the SRH's time at the hospital has done a number on its bodywork and paint. While in Goodwood, the Bespoke Team and other technical and craft departments will return the car back to prime condition. This may be a tiny car, but it still packs the same quality you'd expect from a Rolls-Royce. The bespoke bodyshell is made from carbon-fiber-reinforced fiberglass and finished with the iconic Rolls-Royce Pantheon grille.
It features the same stripes found on a full-size model, albeit cut to fit the SRH's tiny body. As for the exterior, it was finished using the same paint process that's applied to the company's road-legal cars. Inside, the wood seat is wrapped in medical-grade vinyl, hot-welded to eliminate at the seams to avoid any trapped dirt. This is technically the first all-electric Rolls-Royce, with a drivetrain that can hit a comfortable four mph.
"The servicing of our mini Rolls-Royce is perfect timing as we transition out of Covid restrictions and begin to restore our pediatric surgical services," said Linda Collins, Day Surgery Unit Sister. "Once again, our youngest patients can experience the full use of the car as part of their journey to surgery. This helps to take the emphasis away from the procedure they're undergoing and focus on the unique experience of driving a genuine Rolls-Royce while being safely supervised through the hospital corridors. A huge thank you to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars for helping to keep our beloved little car in tip-top condition."
"It's very rare that a motor car returns to the Home of Rolls-Royce to have scuffs and scrapes buffed out of its paintwork, and in this instance, we're entirely untroubled," said Andrew Ball, Head of Corporate Relations, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. "It shows that the car is being used and enjoyed, which is ultimately what every Rolls-Royce is for. We're delighted to provide ongoing support for this unique car and its very special owners and drivers."