1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

Drophead Coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1956
  • Mileage 
    46 000 mi / 74 030 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    LELW94
  • Engine number 
    L93E
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original condition
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Shell Grey over Black
  • Interior colour 
    Red
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    4
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was intended to be the brand’s ultimate model during the late 40’s and 50’s.
As such, most of the 1,783 chassis delivered in 12 years were fitted with large saloon and limousine bodies. Exceptionally rare were the Silver Wraith cars, even rarer were the Silver Wraith convertible styles cars which could be considered as the ultimate Rolls Royce in the period.

Our car, the chassis no. LELW94 is one of this ultimate Rolls Royce Silver Wraith.Indeed, the body of our car combines the best of the 30’s design. Furthermore, it is a convertible (with an electric system!).

Only five Rolls Royce Silver Wraiths were built to this particular design.
Four cars were left-hand-drive for North American customers. Our car, chassis number LELW94 was the second of the only five and the first of the four LHD cars.
It was fitted with many options, including automatic transmission and most importantly, power steering which had just become available.
The car was sold new in Quebec to Mr. H.J O’Connell’s, for the use of his wife.

The car stayed in Canada with its second owner, who restored the car in Florida to its present color combaison.
The interior remains original and happens to be in amazing condition.

The third owner, famous American car collector Mr. Robert Lee, purchased the car in 1989 and kept this beauty in his private climate-controlled museum until we bought it.

Today, the car is in superb condition. It retains its original splendid red leather interior and records less than 46.000 Miles.

US papers. Eu taxes paid.