1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe / WVA63 Chassis Information

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Franay
Chassis #: WVA63
Engine #: W 148 A
Sold for $165,000 at 2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions.
Sold for $220,000 at 2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale.
High bid of $210,000 at 2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island. (did not sell)
Sold for $231,000 at 2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale.
Sold for $242,000 at 2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction.
This Silver Wraith wears coachwork by Carrosserie Franay. Only six drophead coupe bodies were built on the Silver Wraith chassis, and this is the first one. Each of the six examples were different. It is one of only eleven Franay-bodied Silver Wraiths.

This Rolls-Royce was equipped with instruments in kilometers and intended for use in France. Upon completion, the Cabriolet was displayed at the 1947 Paris Salon and then at the 1948 Concours d'Elegnace in Deauville.

This example was originally owned by Dr. Mounir Abdel-Latif, an Egyptian who was residing in Geneva, Switzerland. Dr. Latif brought the Cabriolet back to Egypt with him, though it was apparently registered in the United Kingdom at some point as 'FJH 679.' It was discovered in Egypt in late 1972 by Dr. James Rhea. The car returned to Arabia with Dr. Rhea and remained there until his passing later in the decade. Eventually, his widow imported the Rolls-Royce to their home in Georgia. It was subsequently sold in 1982 to Dr. Thomas Phillips of Atlanta.


In 1989, ownership passed to Thomas Phillips and Sam Ornstein in the United States, before traveling to Denmark in the hands of Jorgen Stroyer Hansen, who would own it for 13 years. By the mid-1990s, WVA63 was purchased by future Pebble Beach award winner Frank Ricciardelli of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey who put it on display at the 2002 Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.

Over the following 15 years, the car has been cared for by several respected collectors, including Don and Rob Williams' Auto Collection, the late Bill Jacobs of Joliet, Illinois, and Arizona businessman Ron Pratte. Around 2013 the car was refurbished to its current cosmetic scheme of black paint with maroon fender trim.

The current owner acquired it in 2015.


2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$200,000-$300,000 
Sale Price :
$242,000

2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale

Sale Price :
$231,000

2014 RM Auctions - Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$375,000 
High Bid (Lot was not sold)
$210,000

2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Sale Price :
$220,000

2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$125,000-$150,000 
Sale Price :
$165,000

2017 2
2015 1
2013 2
2011 1
2009 1
2003 1

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe by Inskip
Chassis#: WZB36
Sold for $561,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for $242,000
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH CONVERTIBLE BY FRANAY
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for $231,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe
Sold for $264,000
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for $220,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for $165,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 'Park Ward' Saloon
Chassis#: WTA81
Sold for $63,337
  2009 Shannons Auctions - 2009 Melbourne International Motorshow Auction
 
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon with Division
Chassis#: WYA 78
Sold for $31,768
  2003 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip ConvertibleWYA262019 Mecum : Monterey$500,000$500,000$750,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith ConvertibleWYA262016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,250,000$2,000,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet by FranayWVA632014 RM Auctions Amelia Island$210,000$300,000$375,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 4¼-Litre Sports SaloonWVA742010 Bonhams Royal Mirage, Dubai $90,000$130,000

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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: WFC 28
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 Wraith1953 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1953 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
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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