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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine / WVA52 Vehicle Information

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith photograph

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
This car is one of the first chassis produced when automobile production resumed after the war. Rolls-Royce adapted their pre-war model with an updated engine and suspension. The Silver Wraith was the last Rolls-Royce to be built as a chassis with the body and interior built to customer specifications by one of a number of coachbuilders. Work was started on WVA52 in January, 1947. The chassis was tested and turned over to Hooper for construction of a 'Touring Limousine' body in June 6, 1947, Hooper design #8035. The completed car was tested two days before Christmas, 1947, and delivered to its first owner on January 15, 1948. The first owner, the Honorable Walter Roch, Esq., was a Member of Parliament for Pembrokeshire from 1908 to 1918 and a respected barrister who, by this time had retired to his estate in Monmouthshire.

The body is a close-coupled limousine in a style popular at the time. Delivered with an electric divider and a sunroof over the front seat, it also was ordered with a radio with hidden antenna, picnic tables, bar, a rear window shade, a removable vanity mirror, and a rare electrically operated driver's window.

The car was returned to Rolls-Royce in February, 1958, for major work. At that time the engine was replaced with one from WYA31 and the car was repainted and the upholstery was replaced with leather. Recent work includes an entirely rebuilt engine, paint and upholstery.

The overhead valve four-and-a-quarter litre engine is capable of speeds over 85 miles an hour on the highway. The transmission has 4 speeds with the top three gears synchronized for easy shifting. The large steering wheel helps compensate for the heavy steering and the drum brakes are both servo assisted at the front and mechanical on the rear wheels. There are hydraulic shock absorbers on all four wheels and a central chassis lubrication system. This short wheelbase car is 17 feet 2 inches long.



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1947 sales)
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible
Sold for USD$700,000
  2021 Mecum : Glendale
 
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe by Inskip
Chassis#: WZB36
Sold for USD$561,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for USD$242,000
  2017 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH CONVERTIBLE BY FRANAY
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for USD$231,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe
Sold for USD$264,000
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH DROPHEAD COUPE
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for USD$220,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: WVA63
Sold for USD$165,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
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1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 'Park Ward' Saloon
Chassis#: WTA81
Sold for USD$63,337
  2009 Shannons Auctions - 2009 Melbourne International Motorshow Auction
 
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon with Division
Chassis#: WYA 78
Sold for USD$31,768
  2003 Bonhams - Rolls-Royce & Bentley Motor Cars & Related Automobilia
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1947 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH TOURING LIMOUSINE COACHWORK BY HOOPERWVA382021 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours dElegance Online Auction $40,000$50,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible 2021 Mecum : Kissimmee$475,000$600,000$700,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible 2020 Mecum : Indy   
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip Convertible 2020 Mecum Auctions : Kissimmee   
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Inskip ConvertibleWYA262019 Mecum : Monterey$500,000$500,000$750,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith ConvertibleWYA262016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach $1,250,000$2,000,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet by FranayWVA632014 RM Auctions Amelia Island$210,000$300,000$375,000
1947 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith 4¼-Litre Sports SaloonWVA742010 Bonhams Royal Mirage, Dubai $90,000$130,000

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Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Vehicle Profiles
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1946
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: W. M. Meredith & Sons
Model Year: 1947
Profile

Sedanca Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca Coupe

Coachbuilder: Saoutchik
Chassis Num: WTA45
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: WVA52
Model Year: 1947
Profile
Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: WVA63
Engine Num: W 148 A
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Cabriolet

Coachbuilder: Inskip
Chassis Num: WZB36
Model Year: 1947
Profile and Auction History
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Convertible
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Convertible

Coachbuilder: Franay
Chassis Num: LWAB63
Engine Num: W127B
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History

Sedanca DeVille
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca DeVille

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WFC 28
Model Year: 1948
Profile
Sedanca DeVille
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca DeVille

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WZB28
Engine Num: W27B
Model Year: 1948
Profile and Auction History
Sedanca de Ville
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Sedanca de Ville

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WDC.89
Engine Num: W.88.C
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History

Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Coupe

Coachbuilder: Gurney Nutting
Chassis Num: WGC 41
Engine Num: M 240C
Model Year: 1949
Profile and Auction History
Enclosed Drive Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Enclosed Drive Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LWHD48
Engine Num: W48D
Model Year: 1950
Profile and Auction History
Drophead Roadster
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drophead Roadster

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: WGC48 or WGG48
Model Year: 1950
Profile

LWB Drop Head Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Drop Head Coupe

Model Year: 1951
Drop Head Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Drop Head Coupe

Coachbuilder: Abbotts of Farnham
Model Year: 1952
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1952
Profile

Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Coupe

Coachbuilder: Freestone & Webb
Chassis Num: WVH6
Engine Num: W6H
Model Year: 1952
Profile and Auction History
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1953
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1953
Profile

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1954
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Chassis Num: DLW 125
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History
Vignale Sedan
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Vignale Sedan

Coachbuilder: Vignale
Chassis Num: LCLW14
Engine Num: L13C
Model Year: 1954
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1955
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: DLW89
Model Year: 1955
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Model Year: 1956
Profile
Express Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Express Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: ELW60
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LEL W92
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LELW84
Engine Num: L83E
Model Year: 1956
Profile and Auction History
DropHead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith DropHead Coupe

Model Year: 1957
Profile

Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1957
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Model Year: 1957
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1957
Profile

Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Hooper
Chassis Num: 7356
Model Year: 1957
Profile
Saloon
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Saloon

Coachbuilder: Park Ward & Co.
Chassis Num: FLW64
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LFLW95
Engine Num: L94F
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History

Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Limousine

Coachbuilder: James Young
Model Year: 1958
Profile
Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LGLW23
Engine Num: L22G
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History

Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Chassis Num: LHLW18
Engine Num: L.14.H
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
LWB Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Henri Chapron
Model Year: 1959
Profile
LWB Touring Limousine
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB Touring Limousine

Coachbuilder: Mulliner
Model Year: 1959
Profile


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