1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Concealed Head Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith photograph

1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith
Concealed Head Cabriolet
Coachwork: Mulliner
The Wraith, sometimes described as the quietest Rolls ever built, was the replacement for the 25/30 and the final and most modern junior Rolls-Royce prior to WWII. With a four-inch longer wheelbase than its predecessor and a chassis with much in common with the larger Phantom III, the Wraith featured a new independent front suspension with enclosed coil springs on a solid axle; aft were the same semi-elliptic springs on a solid axle with servo-assisted mechanical brakes. Production however, came to a halt with the outbreak of WWII, after just 491 chassis were built. Rolls-Royce became the producer of Merlin aircraft engines for the British Royal Air Force Spitfires and other fighter aircraft.

This Rolls-Royce Wraith is a one-off by coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner of London and was built for the Earls Court Motor Show and the Paris Auto Salon of 1939. However, due to the outbreak of war, both events were cancelled. The car was sold to Rolls-Royce London distributor, Jack Barclay, Ltd. who owned it until 1948, when it was sold to a Mr. A. Jones. It is an 'all-weather' four-door cabriolet with a disappearing top and dual divided wind-shields. The chassis is welded rather than traditional riveted construction, and is equipped with governor-controlled hydraulic dampers that vary with the speed of the vehicle. The Wraith is among the rarest of Rolls-Royce's prewar vehicles.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2018 1
2017 1
2016 1
2013 4
2009 1
2007 1
2004 1
2003 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$175,224$175,2241
2017$143,000$143,0001
2016$41,761$41,7611
2013$64,766$88,0004
2009$2,091$2,0911
2007$25,857$25,8571
2004$36,895$36,8951
2003$27,340$27,3401

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1939 sales)
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith faux cabriolet Vanvooren
Chassis#: WEC 14
Sold for $175,224
  2018 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Sports Saloon
Chassis#: WRB57
Sold for $143,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith image  1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith image  
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith H.J.Mulliner Saloon
Chassis#: WKC4
Sold for $41,761
  2016 H & H Auctions - Chateau Impney
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Special Saloon
Chassis#: WMB11
Sold for $57,006
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: WHC29
Sold for $27,859
  2013 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Saloon by James Young
Chassis#: WEC27
Sold for $86,197
  2013 H & H - Rockingham Castle
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith
Chassis#: WHC 33
Sold for $88,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith image  1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith image  
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Saloon
Chassis#: WEC81
Sold for $2,091
  2009 Rolls-Royce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith
Chassis#: WHC 66
Sold for $25,857
  2007 Coys Auction - Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Saloon
Chassis#: WHC21
Sold for $36,895
  2004 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars
 
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Limousine Wraith
Chassis#: WHC63
Sold for $27,340
  2003 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia
 

No Sale

1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Special SaloonWMB112015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith Special SaloonWMB112014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith 2014 Mecum Kissimmee   
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith 2011 Mecum Auctions St. Charles, IL Auction$45,000  
1939 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Wraith Touring LimousineWLB282010 Bonhams RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $28,000$32,000
1939 Rolls-Royce 25/30hp Wraith SaloonWEC262009 RollsRoyce, Bentley Motor Cars and Automobilia $36,000$38,000
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith LimousineWHC632003 Bonhams Collectors' Motor Cars, Cycles, & Automoblia at RAF Hendon $20,000$24,000

Comparables

Similar sales to the $64,657 range.
1956 Cadillac Deville Convertible
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Portland
2008 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL GTC CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#:Chassis#:SCBDR33W68C053212
Sold for $64,900
2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
2004 BENTLEY CONTINENTAL COUPE
Chassis#:Chassis#:SCBCR63W64C022176
Sold for $64,900
2018 Barrett-Jackson : Northeast
1971 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Series 2 2+2 Coupe
Sold for $65,000
2018 Shannons - Sydney Classic
1983 Holden HDT VH Commodore SS Group 3 Sedan
Sold for $65,000
2018 Shannons - Sydney Classic
1969 Mercury Cougar Convertible
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
1967 Pontiac GTO Resto Mod
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
1960 Chevrolet Impala
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
1940 Ford Deluxe Convertible
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Indianapolis
1946 Chrysler Town and Country Convertible
Chassis#:7400026
Sold for $65,000
2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith vehicle thumbnail image  1939 Rolls-Royce Wraith vehicle thumbnail image  
1927 Rolls-Royce 20HP 'Barker' Tourer
Sold for $64,126
2018 Shannons - Sydney Autumn Classic
2009 FORD MUSTANG IACOCCA 45TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
Chassis#:Chassis#:1ZVHT82H395123560
Sold for $64,900
2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
1967 PONTIAC GTO CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#:Chassis#:242677B108363
Sold for $64,900
2018 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
2005 Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
Chassis#:Chassis#:WP0CB29925S675655
Sold for $64,900
2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
1955 Chevrolet 210 Resto Mod
Sold for $64,900
2018 Mecum : Houston
2012 Ford Mustang Super Cobra Jet
Sold for $65,000
2018 GAA : Jerry & June Smith Collection
1948 Buick Roadmaster Convertible
Sold for $65,000
2018 GAA : Jerry & June Smith Collection
1937 Cord Model 812 Westchester Sedan
Chassis#:Chassis#:1577A
Sold for $64,134
2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
1966 CHEVROLET CORVETTE COUPE
Chassis#:Chassis#:194376S122949
Sold for $65,000
2018 Premier Auction Group



Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Conceptcarz Google+ Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2018 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction or reuse prohibited without written consent.