1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

1955 Earls Court Motor Show

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Saloon
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Techno Classica Essen
Essen
Germany
Saturday 10 April 2010
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: ELW 15
Manufactured at Crewe between 1946 and 1959, the Silver Wraith was the last Rolls-Royce model to be delivered in "chassis only" form, in order to receive a wide variety of bespoke coachwork designed and made by a rapidly declining number of specialist coachbuilders. Most of the bodies selected used "formal" limousine designs; for customers wishing to buy their car with a standard body already fitted, the manufacturer offered the Bentley Mark VI.
The car we are proud to offer here was first exhibited by its coachbuilder Park Ward on their stand at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1955. Upon the order of Mr. W Day, director of the Standard Chartered Bank in Indonesia, it found its way to the Far East for many years, having been shipped via Marseille. Coming back to European shores in the mid Eighties, the ca