1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Coupe / WVH6 Chassis Information

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Coupe
Coachwork: Freestone & Webb
Chassis #: WVH6
Engine # W6H
The Silver Wraith was Rolls-Royce's first post-war model and was introduced in late 1946. It was given a chassis similar to that of the Silver Dawn and the Bentley MKVI, though with a 7-inch longer wheelbase. Production continued until 1952, with production reaching 1,144 units. The long-wheelbase version continued until the introduction of the Phantom V in 1959, by which time 639 chassis had been completed.

This particular example wears coachwork by Freestone & Webb, Ltd. It was constructed specially for the 1952 Earls Court Motor Show. According to the build records, the chassis was delivered to 'RR Lillie Hall' on June 14th, 1952. Just after the show was completed, it was delivered to G.R. Mount, Esq. of Lennards, Ltd. in Staple Hill, Bristol on November 12th, 1952. It would eventually find its way to the United States where it would become part of a large collection. Over the years it saw little use. In May of 1992, it was sold to Sweden where it would remain in a single collector's garage until 2008 when it was sold back to the United States.

This elegant and sporty automobile wears Freestone & Webb design number 3107 which was fitted on only one other chassis - WVH22. This car, chassis number WVH6, was completed first, and wears body number 1691.

The car was given a restoration by Hooper & Co. (coachbuilders) in London and was the subject of a recent cosmetic restoration and detailing.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2015


2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$150,000-$200,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 2
2018 1
2016 1
2015 4
2013 1
2010 2
2009 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2019$85,900$103,6002
2018$50,466$50,4661
2016$19,145$19,1451
2015$46,954$63,8154
2013$63,609$63,6091
2010$23,177$36,3002
2009$15,500$15,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1952 sales)
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH
Chassis#: LBLW31
Sold for $68,200
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Palm Beach
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon by James Young
Chassis#: WOF23
Sold for $103,600
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1952 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER WRAITH LWB COACHWORK BY PARK WARD
Sold for $50,466
  2018 Coys - Thoroughbred Vintage Fontwell House
 
1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
Chassis#: WSG 2
Sold for $19,145
  2016 Barons : Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Razor-Edge Sport Saloon
Chassis#: WVH3
Sold for $44,000
  2015 Bonhams : Preserving the Automobile
 
1952 Rolls-RoyceSilver Wraith
Sold for $40,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Sold for $40,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1952 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith par Hooper
Chassis#: 22 WSG
Sold for $63,815
  2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 'Teviot' Touring Limousine
Chassis#: WVH16
Sold for $63,609
  2013 Bonhams - The Banbury Run Sale
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 4½-Litre saloon
Chassis#: WOF4
Sold for $10,054
  2010 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor Cars and Automobilia
 
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH SALOON
Sold for $36,300
  2010 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2010
 
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith R-Type Coupe
Sold for $15,500
  2009 Leake Auctions - Houston - Annual Leake Auto Auction - Reliant Center
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1952 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH COUPEWVH62015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction $150,000$200,000
1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Four Door Sedan 2009 Collector Cars of Fort Lauderdale$60,000  

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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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