1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Roadster / WGC48 or WGG48 Chassis Information

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1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

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Drophead Roadster
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: WGC48 or WGG48
After 1945, all Rolls-Royce production moved to Crewe where it remained for the next sixty years. The postwar Silver Wraith chassis, with 4.3-liter 6-cylinder engine, was offered in two wheelbase lengths and was the last Rolls-Royce model to be delivered only as a chassis.

This car was bodied by H.J. Mulliner for Sybil Rhodes, an American whose husband was the British industrialist Frank E. Rhodes, who made his fortune paving the new motorways of Great Britain. Mrs. Rhodes had a penchant for French styling and the Mulliner design echoes those of great Paris carrosseries such as Franay and Saoutchik. The original plans for this 'one of a kind' showed it with a 'Dickey' seat, or rumble seat. During construction, plans were changed, and the 'Dickey' seat was eliminated even though initial holes were drilled for its construction. A large refreshment cabinet was ordered, and its design and configuration were also changed to accommodate decanters and highball glasses instead of wine glasses. This car was unique in numerous ways, showing the individuality of its owner. It is the only two-door, two-passenger Drophead/Roadster ever built by H.J. Mulliner.

Drophead Roadster
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: WGC48 or WGG48
The first Rolls-Royce motorcar was built as a result of the meeting between the aristocratic Honorable Charles Stewart Rolls and the hardworking engineering Frederick Henry Royce. Since that day, all Rolls-Royce automobiles have featured a radiator in the classic Parthenon proportioned design.

The first model produced by Rolls-Royce after WWII was named the Silver Wraith and was constructed in the plant located in Crew, Cheshire, England. It shared the original Wraith's engine block and gearbox, although it now had an 'F' head. The front wheel brakes were hydraulic while those on the rear maintained the traditional mechanical servo assistance.

All Rolls-Royce motorcars of this era were coachbuilt. Silver Wraith chassis were supplied to many coachbuilders including Freestone & Webb, Hooper, H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward and James Young. The Silver Wraith, bodied by Mulliner, was produced until 1959, and some considered it to be the last of the great custom coachbuilt automobiles.

Over 5,000 hours have gone into the restoration of this example, which is one of the most stylish of all the cars built.

After 1945, all Rolls-Royce production was moved to Crewe, where it remained for the next sixty years. The Silver Wraith chassis was offered with an improved 4.3-liter 6-cylinder engine and in two wheelbase lengths, but still called for a custom body. This car, chassis number WGG48, was bodied by H.J. Mulliner as a one-off roadster. Its first owner was Mrs. S. M. Rhodes and it still bears its original registration, RMC1. The car is extravagantly appointed with a bar behind the front seat and full picnic accoutrements in the boot.

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

2018 1
2016 1
2013 1
2009 1
2004 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$56,000$56,0001
2016$33,000$33,0001
2013$47,300$47,3001
2009$33,403$33,4031
2004$26,708$26,7081

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1950 sales)
1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon by Park Ward
Sold for $56,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Saloon Coachwork by Park Ward
Chassis#: WGC63
Sold for $33,000
  2016 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1950 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Enclosed Drive Limousine
Chassis#: LWHD48
Sold for $47,300
  2013 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Auction
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1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Chassis#: WHD 40
Sold for $33,403
  2009 Coys Auction - Spirit of Motoring Ascot
 
1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine
Chassis#: WGC68
Sold for $26,708
  2004 Bonhams - The Goodwood Revival
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring SaloonWHD382007 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques a Monaco $40,000$45,000
1950 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH SEDANCE DE VILLE 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $39,000$45,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1946 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Saloon
Coachbuilder: W. M. Meredith & Sons
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: WTA45
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: WVA52
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: WVA63
Engine Num: W 148 A
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: WZB36
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: LWAB63
Engine Num: W127B
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Sedanca DeVille
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WZB28
Engine Num: W27B
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1949 Sedanca de Ville
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WDC.89
Engine Num: W.88.C
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1949 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: WGC 41
Engine Num: M 240C
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1950 Enclosed Drive Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LWHD48
Engine Num: W48D
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1950 Drophead Roadster
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WGC48 or WGG48
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: WVH6
Engine Num: W6H
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1954 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1954 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: DLW 125
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1954 Vignale Sedan
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: LCLW14
Engine Num: L13C
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1955 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1955 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1955 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: DLW89
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1956 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1956 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1956 Express Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: ELW60
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1956 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LEL W92
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1957 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1957 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 7356
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: FLW64
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1958 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1958 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1958 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LGLW23
Engine Num: L22G
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1958 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LHLW18
Engine Num: L.14.H
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1959 LWB Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1959 LWB Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner


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