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1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville / WDC.89 Vehicle Information

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

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Sold for $46,200 at 2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction.
The Silver Wraith, the first post-war Rolls Royce, marked the end of the coachbuilt era. The Silver Wraith was to be the last Rolls-Royce to be delivered on a chassis-only basis. Thus, many of the cars featured formal coachwork from traditional English coachbuilders.

This car, chassis number WDC 89, was delivered to H.J. Mulliner & Co. Ltd on January 12th of 1949. When it left their factory it had been clothed with Sedanca de Ville coachwork. It had two sideways-facing occasional seats, folding tables, a rear radio and other luxurious feathers. It was finished in black with tan Connolly leather and featured walnut woodwork.

Delivered through A. Owen Ltd. in late August 1949, L. Harris Esq. received his new car and servicing was recorded well into 1953. The car was sold in 1958 and quickly resold that year to Anthony M. Sandle.

In 1954, the car was purchased by London law firm Messrs. Evill & Coleman Ltd. In 1965, it was purchased by automobile dealer Bob Cochran of Eugene, Oregon while he was visiting England. The car arrived in the United States in 1966 and eventually sold to Larry Campbell in 1969. The car was traded to his business partner Dan Leahy in 1973 in exchange for ownership of their real estate company. The car was left in Leahy's garage until July 2011 when it was purchased by the current owner.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona. It had a pre-auction estimated value of $45,000 - $60,000 and offered without reserve. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $46,200 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jan 2012


2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $45,000-USD $60,000 
Sale Price :
USD $46,200

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1949 sales)
1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH
Chassis#: WZB 12
Sold for USD$10,080
  2020 Bonhams : Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum
 
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Chassis#: WDC24
Sold for USD$47,347
  2016 Silverstone : The May Sale
 
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: WFC68
Sold for USD$28,013
  2015 H & H RREC Burghley House
 
1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH LIMOUSINE
Sold for USD$54,193
  2014 Shannons - Melbourne Spring Classic
 
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: WFC68
Sold for USD$41,972
  2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle
 
1949 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH LIMOUSINE
Chassis#: WDC61
Sold for USD$77,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: WD3C
Sold for USD$44,811
  2012 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
 
1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: WDC.89
Sold for USD$46,200
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
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1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine
Sold for USD$46,799
  2006 RM Auctions Toronto International Spring Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

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1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Nutting 2007 Christie's Exceptional Motor Cars at the Monterey Jet Center $80,000$100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1946 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Saloon
Coachbuilder: W. M. Meredith & Sons
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Sedanca Coupe
Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: WTA45

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: WVA52
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: WVA63
Engine Num: W 148 A

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1947 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: WZB36
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1948 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1948 Convertible
Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: LWAB63
Engine Num: W127B
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1948 Sedanca DeVille
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WFC 28

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1948 Sedanca DeVille
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WZB28
Engine Num: W27B
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1949 Sedanca de Ville
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WDC.89
Engine Num: W.88.C

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1949 Drophead Coupe
Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: WGC 41
Engine Num: M 240C
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1950 Enclosed Drive Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LWHD48
Engine Num: W48D

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1952 Drop Head Coupe
Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1952 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: WVH6
Engine Num: W6H
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1953 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1953 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1954 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1954 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: DLW 125
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1954 Vignale Sedan
Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: LCLW14
Engine Num: L13C

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1955 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1955 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1955 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: DLW89
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1956 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1956 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1956 Express Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: ELW60

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1956 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LEL W92

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1957 Limousine
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1957 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 7356

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1957 Saloon
Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: FLW64
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1958 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1958 Limousine
Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1958 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LGLW23
Engine Num: L22G

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1958 Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LHLW18
Engine Num: L.14.H
Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1959 LWB Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron

Chassis information for the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
1959 LWB Touring Limousine
Coachbuilder: Mulliner

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

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