1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 4 DOOR SEDAN - 180509 Sold* at Scottsdale 2015 - Lot #775 1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 4 DOOR SEDAN https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/180509/180509_Front_3-4_Web.JPG
Lot #775

1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH 4 DOOR SEDAN

Auction Scottsdale 2015
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
Price
Lot 775
Year 1951
Make ROLLS-ROYCE
Model SILVER WRAITH
Style 4 DOOR SEDAN
*Includes Buyer Commission
Details
VIN WME29
Exterior Color SAND OVER SABLE
Interior Color TAN
Cylinders 6
Engine Size 4.2 LITER
Transmission 4-SPEED MANUAL
Description

Lot #775 - The world's finest touring limousine of its time. This is the last of the all-hand-built, all-aluminum, custom-bodied Roll-Royces. This very unique Rolls-Royce coach was constructed by one of the companies most trusted body makers, Hopper & Company. This particular automobile was constructed in a style called the Teviott III, of which there were only 50 examples ever made. The color of this automobile is Sand over Sable, a very traditional British two-tone paint scheme. This car was originally delivered and owned in London. Prior to current ownership, the car underwent a comprehensive mechanical, body, paint and interior restoration. At that time, an ingenious dual zone air-conditioning until was installed that works excellent and keeps the chauffer and passenger compartments at different temperatures and very cool in the hot summer. The extensive interior wood work of the automobile is in outstanding condition. Under the current owner, the automobile has had extensive refreshing including a complete color sand and buff of the paint, removal and re-chrome of all body chrome, carburetor and fuel pump build, new front suspension components, rebuilt radiator and all new door, window and running board rubber molding. This is a touring limousine which is defined by the electric roll up and down divider window between the chauffer and passenger compartments. All of the very difficult to find chauffer and trunk compartment tools are also present. The wheel discs and tires were recently replaced to their correct type with Dunlop Fort tires. The car has been finely tuned and runs and drives magnificently as a Rolls-Royce should. This car has been extensively driven and enjoyed by the current owner, having driven the automobile more than 2,000 miles. This is a rare and regal English classic that is fully sorted out and ready to enjoy.
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