1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Vehicle Profile

Saloon
Coachwork: Freestone & Webb
From 1946 to 1959, Rolls-Royce produced 1783 Silver Wraiths. Until World War Two, Rolls-Royce produced only the chassis and all of the bodies were added by coachbuilders. After the war, the company's products were much more homogeneous with most bodies being built by Rolls-Royce. The Silver Wraith is the major exception with a huge variety of bodies being build during its production run. Many of the body designs however, were built in batches of between ten and fifty.

This saloon wears a body built by Freestone and Webb, and is one of five such examples produced. Power is from a F-head inline six-cylinder engine that displaces 260 cubic-inches and produces 126 horsepower. The wheelbase measures 127 inches and the car weighs approximately 4480 pounds. The chassis alone was priced at 2035 pounds sterling. With coachwork, this car cost more than 3500 pounds sterling.
By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2010

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2017 1
2015 1
2014 1
2011 1
2007 1
2004 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$473,000$473,0001
2015$137,500$137,5001
2014$110,000$110,0001
2011$13,287$13,2871
2007$95,000$95,0001
2004$31,900$44,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: LWAB63
Sold for $473,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
    
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: WZB28
Sold for $137,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
    
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: WZB28
Sold for $110,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
    
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Estate
Chassis#: WAB64
Sold for $13,287
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1948 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH THREE-POSITION DROPHEAD
Sold for $95,000
  2007 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2007
 
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: WZB43
Sold for $19,800
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: WCB10
Sold for $44,000
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

No Sale

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LimousineWZB432017 Mecum : Monterey$70,000  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$6,000  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Shooting BrakeWCB562011 Bonhams Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars $35,000$40,000
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Shooting BrakeWCB562011 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $80,000$100,000

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