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For Sale at Auction: 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith in Monteira,

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The S�ragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€40,000 - €60,000

  • Originally built for the 1953 Brussels Motor Show
  • Attractive design and arresting colour scheme


The first large-chassis Rolls-Royce produced after World War II, the Silver Wraith retained an elegant pre-war appearance, yet it also offered a more modern driving experience. All Silver Wraith chassis were fitted with custom coachwork, from relatively sporting coupes and dropheads to eight-passenger formal limousines and landaulets.

The Silver Wraith offered here was bodied by Hooper in the touring limousine style, and a copy of its original build sheet details its specification, including a speedometer in MPH, medium- and long-wave radio, sealed-beam headlights, and an additional cushion for the driver's seat. Listed as the 'Ex-Brussels Show Car' on its chassis card provided by the Rolls-Royce Foundation, this Wraith was delivered to its first US-based owner in 1953, a Mr Blevins Davis of Independence, Missouri.

Further US ownership history, including owners in New York, Illinois, and Jamaica before making its way to Portugal, is detailed in accompanying documentation from the Rolls-Royce Foundation. An eminently usable classic Rolls-Royce, the Wraith oozes style and grace now, as it did when new more than 60 years ago.


  • Manufaturado inicialmente para o sal�o autom�vel de Bruxelas, em 1953

  • Estilo atraente e arrebatadora combina��o de cores


O Silver Wraith foi primeiro Rolls Royce com chassis maior constru�do depois da II Guerra Mundial. Mantinha uma eleg�ncia reminescente da d�cada anterior, mas completava-a com uma experi�ncia de condu��o mais moderna. Todos os chassis Silver Wraith receberam carro�arias especiais, de coup�s mais desportivos a descapot�veis, ou mesmo limusinas e landaulets formais para oito passageiros.

O Silver Wraith apresentado aqui tem uma carro�aria Hooper no estilo "limusina de viagem". Uma c�pia da sua ficha de fabrico documenta a sua especifica��o original, com veloc�metro em milhas por hora, r�dio de onda m�dia e baixa frequ�ncia, far�is de feixe selado e uma almofada adicional para o banco do condutor. Na folha de chassis providenciada pela Rolls Royce Foundation, este exemplar est� identificado como tendo sido apresentado no stand da Rolls Royce no sal�o autom�vel de Bruxelas, em 1953. Ainda nesse ano, foi entregue ao seu primeiro propriet�rio, o Sr. Blevins Davis, residente em Independence, no estado do Missouri, EUA.

Os propriet�rios subsequentes, nos Estados Unidos � Nova Iorque, Illinois � mas tamb�m na Jamaica, antes de chegar a Portugal, encontram-se identificados em documenta��o igualmente providenciada pela Rolls Royce Foundation. Sendo um Rolls Royce cl�ssico extraordinariamente utiliz�vel, este Wraith tem estilo e graciosidade para dar e vender, agora como quando era novo, h� mais de 60 anos.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1249671
  • Price:Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Monteira,
  • Year:1953
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Wraith
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:775180
  • VIN:LWVH15

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