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

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

1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

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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.

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.



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1950 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Auction Sales

Recent Sales

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

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1946
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: W. M. Meredith & Sons
Model Year: 1947
Profile

Sedanca Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: WTA45
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: WVA52
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: WVA63
Engine Num: W 148 A
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: WZB36
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Convertible
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Convertible

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: LWAB63
Engine Num: W127B
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Sedanca DeVille
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca DeVille

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WFC 28
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Sedanca DeVille
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca DeVille

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WZB28
Engine Num: W27B
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WDC.89
Engine Num: W.88.C
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: WGC 41
Engine Num: M 240C
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Enclosed Drive Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Enclosed Drive Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LWHD48
Engine Num: W48D
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Roadster
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Roadster

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WGC48 or WGG48
Model Year: 1950
Profile

LWB Drop Head Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Drop Head Coupe

Model Year: 1951
Drop Head Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Model Year: 1952
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1952
Profile

Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Coupe

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: WVH6
Engine Num: W6H
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1953
Profile

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: DLW 125
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History
Vignale Sedan
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Vignale Sedan

Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: LCLW14
Engine Num: L13C
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: DLW89
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Express Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Express Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: ELW60
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LEL W92
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
DropHead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith DropHead Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1957

Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1957
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 7356
Model Year: 1957
Profile

Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: FLW64
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1958
Profile

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LGLW23
Engine Num: L22G
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LHLW18
Engine Num: L.14.H
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
LWB Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Model Year: 1959
Profile

LWB Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1959
Profile


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