1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith / WVH6 Chassis Information

Coupe
Coachwork: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: WVH6
Engine Num: W6H
The Silver Wraith was Rolls-Royce's first post-war model and was introduced in late 1946. It was given a chassis similar to that of the Silver Dawn and the Bentley MKVI, though with a 7-inch longer wheelbase. Production continued until 1952, with production reaching 1,144 units. The long-wheelbase version continued until the introduction of the Phantom V in 1959, by which time 639 chassis had been completed.

This particular example wears coachwork by Freestone & Webb, Ltd. It was constructed specially for the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. According to the build records, the chassis was delivered to 'RR Lillie Hall' on June 14th, 1952. Just after the show was completed, it was delivered to G.R. Mount, Esq. of Lennards, Ltd. in Staple Hill, Bristol on November 12th, 1952. It would eventually find its way to the United States where it would become part of a large collection. Over the years it saw little use. In May of 1992, it was sold to Sweden where it would remain in a single collector's garage until 2008 when it was sold back to the United States.

This elegant and sporty automobile wears Freestone & Webb design number 3107 which was fitted on only one other chassis - WVH22. This car, chassis number WVH6, was completed first, and wears body number 1691.

The car was given a restoration by Hooper & Co. (coachbuilders) in London and was the subject of a recent cosmetic restoration and detailing.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2015

Chassis# WVH6

2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
Estimated Value:$150,000-$200,000 
Lot was not sold

Analysis

Chassis number WVH6 Auction Sales History
2015Pre-Sale Estimates: $150,000 - $200,000

2016 1
2015 4
2013 1
2010 2
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2016$19,145$19,1451
2015$46,954$63,8154
2013$63,609$63,6091
2010$23,177$36,3002
2009$15,500$15,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
Chassis#: WSG 2
Sold for $19,145
  2016 Barons : Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Razor-Edge Sport Saloon
Chassis#: WVH3
Sold for $44,000
  2015 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1952 Rolls-RoyceSilver Wraith
Sold for $40,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Sold for $40,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith par Hooper
Chassis#: 22 WSG
Sold for $63,815
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 'Teviot' Touring Limousine
Chassis#: WVH16
Sold for $63,609
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 4½-Litre saloon
Chassis#: WOF4
Sold for $10,054
  2010 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH SALOON
Sold for $36,300
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith R-Type Coupe
Sold for $15,500
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 

No Sale

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH COUPEWVH62015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $150,000$200,000
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Four Door Sedan 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$60,000  

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