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1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith in Scottsdale, Arizona

Vehicle Description

The Silver Wraith served as Rolls-Royce's flagship model in the aftermath of World War II. In traditional fashion, it was sold as a chassis only, leaving dealers and individual buyers to select their preferred body styles from their favorite independent coachbuilders. The sturdy ladder chassis carried a 4.9-liter inline 6-cylinder engine, backed by either a 4-speed manual or optional automatic transmission that was offered in later cars. The Silver Wraith was the last Rolls-Royce model to be exclusively coachbuilt, as subsequent models were offered with factory-designed and built bodywork. Between 1952 and 1959, Rolls-Royce produced just 639 long-wheelbase Silver Wraith chassis, which were bodied by England's premier coachbuilders, including Park Ward, H.J. Mulliner and Freestone & Webb. The prestigious Hooper & Co. Coachbuilders had a long-running relationship with Rolls-Royce, and produced many elegant designs for the company throughout its existence. Hooper's Touring Limousine, design #8390, was typical of the firm's graceful and elegant style, with long, flowing lines starting at the fender and sweeping all the way through the tip of the rear end. Skirted rear fenders accentuate the dramatic styling. Inside, the Touring Limousine featured all the luxury trimmings expected of a Rolls-Royce, including sumptuous Connolly leather, Wilton wool carpets and elaborate woodwork. This Hooper Touring Limousine is Chassis DLW3, and wears Hooper body number 9999. According to factory production records, it was originally delivered in London to Mr. Gilbert Beale and came equipped with desirable options, including an automatic transmission, Smiths radio, electric divider window, single jump seat, tray tables, bar, dual heaters and fog lamps. This elegant and imposing Rolls-Royce has been well-maintained through the years, has a charming character from years of care and use, and is ready for continued enjoyment on the road.

Vehicle Details

  • 1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
  • Listing ID: CC-1674965
  • Price: Auction Vehicle
  • Location:Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Year:1954
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Wraith
  • Exterior Color:BEIGE
  • Interior Color:BLACK/WHITE
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:145226
  • VIN:DLW3
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