Model: Silver Wraith
Coach Builder: Hooper
Body Type: Limousine
Body Color: Ivory White
Upholstery: Red leather
For a long time, Rolls-Royce 40/50 HP had sat on the top of their product range starting from Silver Ghost through Phantom I to III. However, the production stopped due to the falling demand after WWII. Instead, the car progressed from once called “Baby?Rolls”, made a debut in 1946 to sit on the throne as Silver Wraith.
Silver Wraith was intended to be an entirely new post-WWII car drawing a clear line from pre-war 25/30 HP cars to have the new generation design all around; inline 6 cylinder F-head (OHV intake and side valve exhaust) on the new chassis with front double wishbone and rear leaf rigid suspension. The rolling chassis were supplied to coachbuilders as in the way of old tradition like before WWI and II.
Bodies were produced by the well-established British coachbuilders such as the Rolls-Royce subsidiary Park Ward, H.J. Mulliner, Hooper, James Young, and Freestone & Webb. The production went on until 1959 when Phantom V replaced the position, despite eighteen Phantom IV which was made to sell for the heads of the state and royals.
Here we have is a typical Hooper 7-seater limousine, which reminds us of the magnificent Phantom III proportion with the characteristic traditional razor edge tail. This car has been fully retored by us taking two years time to have the original state in details back in concourse condition. The highest quality leather available in Japan was vastly used. The ivory color perfect. A modern air conditioner fitted to cope with today’s traffic condition as a chauffeur-driven car as well.