1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca DeVille / WZB28 Chassis Information

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Sedanca DeVille
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: WZB28
Engine # W27B
Sold for $110,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
Sold for $137,500 at 2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction.
The original owner of this formal Sedanca de Ville was Marie Arnold Chapin, of Syracuse, New York. It is outfitted with coachbuilder H.J. Mulliner's design number 7055. It has an enclosed rear passenger compartment and a sliding hood over the driver's compartment. This was the 44th body installed on the Silver Wraith chassis by Mulliner. It has an aluminum skin body that was fitted over the wooden framework. Mrs. Chapin selected several non-standard items that were bespoke features. Among them included special lock placements, special lighting, export bumpers, fitted luggage suitcases, a pair of cigar lighters, a radio for the passengers, and additional Wilton wool carpeting to upholster two foot hassocks. The car has a glass division window which offered privacy to its occupants, and opera 'occasional' seats which folded out for extra seating. The interior was upholstered in tan leather in the front seats, with luxurious West of England wool cloth in the rear.

Since new, the car has been given a body-off restoration. After the work was completed, it won Best of Show at the 1999 Convention of the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club.

The car still retains its original leather suitcase for the trunk, a compete restored tool kit, an original handbook, and a workshop manual.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014

2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$150,000-$200,000 
Sale Price :
$137,500

2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$175,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$110,000

2017 1
2015 1
2014 1
2011 1
2007 1
2004 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$473,000$473,0001
2015$137,500$137,5001
2014$110,000$110,0001
2011$13,287$13,2871
2007$95,000$95,0001
2004$31,900$44,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1948 sales)
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet by Franay
Chassis#: LWAB63
Sold for $473,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: WZB28
Sold for $137,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: WZB28
Sold for $110,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith image  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Estate
Chassis#: WAB64
Sold for $13,287
  2011 H & H - Pavilion Gardens
 
1948 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH THREE-POSITION DROPHEAD
Sold for $95,000
  2007 Worldwide Auctions - Houston Classic 2007
 
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Chassis#: WZB43
Sold for $19,800
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville
Chassis#: WCB10
Sold for $44,000
  2004 The Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LimousineWZB432017 Mecum : Monterey$70,000  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$6,000  
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Shooting BrakeWCB562011 Bonhams Beaulieu Autojumble, Collectors' Motor Cars $35,000$40,000
1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Shooting BrakeWCB562011 Bonhams Les Grandes Marques à Monaco $80,000$100,000

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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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