1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine / LHLW18 Chassis Information

1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Touring Limousine
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LHLW18
Engine # L.14.H
Sold for $209,000 at 2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach.
The Rolls-Royce Wraith evolved from the 20/25 which became the Silver Wraith in the post-War era. The Silver Wraith was the last Rolls-Royce model produced exclusively in chassis form for bespoke custom coachwork. Though its legacy was firmly rooted in many respects in the prewar era, the Silver Wraith was nonetheless carefully and systematically updated throughout its lengthy production run, continuing as a Rolls-Royce model until 1959. The prewar F-head six-cylinder engine was retained and tuned for useable torque output.

In total, just 1,886 examples were produced with many exported to the United States.

Chassis number LHLW18
This Silver Wraith Limousine is an original long-wheelbase example in left-hand drive configuration. It was imported by Inskip Motors on September 12th of 1958 and sold to Mrs. Jessie Donahue, heiress to the F.W. Wollworth retailing family. It came equipped with a factory-fitted air-conditioning system and rear-passenger security locks. It is one of five originally produced with the H.J. Mulliner Style 7356 Touring Limousine body design including blind rear quarters.

The car is a late production example that benefits from all the mechanical improvements made to the series, including the premium 4.9-liter Continental-specification 'S' engine, improved brakes, and the GM Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic gearbox. In the front are large and original Lucas R-100 headlamps.

The car was given a two-year, ground-up restoration to original specifications. It has period-correct mason Black and Brewster Green exterior with the driver's compartment trimmed in green Connolly leather. The passenger compartment features a green West of England cloth headliner, English virgin wool broadcloth seats, green mohair carpeting, and rich wooden accents. Passenger amenities include two folding polished wood picnic tables and a power-operated division window.

After the restoration was completed, it received Second Place for Best Post War at the 2002 Rolls-Royce Owner's Club National Meeting. It received Best in Class at Amelia Island and Most Distinguished Rolls-Royce at Greenwich during 2003, followed by Best Post War Coach Built at Bridgehampton 2004. It earned Best Post War Coach Built at the 2005 Atlantic Regional Meeting and Best Post War at the 2008 National RROC Meeting.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2013

2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$150,000-$200,000 
Sale Price :
$209,000

2013 1
2009 1
2006 1
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2013$209,000$209,0001
2009$13,000$13,0001
2006$113,400$113,4001
2005$63,095$63,0951

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: LHLW18
Sold for $209,000
  2013 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach
1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  
1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Four Door Sports Saloon
Chassis#: GLW16
Sold for $13,000
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 
1958 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
Sold for $113,400
  2006 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction
 
1958 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith 4D
Sold for $63,095
  2005 Toronto International Fall Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine by H.J. MullinerLGLW232016 RM Sotheby's : Hershey $160,000$190,000
1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LimousineLHL W 142010 Bonhams Greenwich Concours d'EleganceCollectors' Motorcars $100,000$150,000
1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2002 Kruse Auction Tulsa, OK$41,000  
1958 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Ft. Myers, FL$24,000  

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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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