Lot 238 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
|Odometer reading||39,000 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
When the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965, the development departments were showing the result of work carried out over a period of some ten years. The new series was characterised by surprisingly modern features and, with their development, Rolls-Royce broke new ground and away from many sacred design principles. The new models were technically striking in three ways; a monocoque chassis was used, all wheels were sprung independently and four-wheel disc brakes now ensured stopping power of the kind expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet, the V8 engine which had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series was employed. In February 1977 the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. Outwardly the models were identifiable by bumpers with rubber inserts and edges made from polyurethane. The most notable changes mechanically were to the rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension which markedly improved handling. The Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase was renamed the Silver Wraith in 1976 and a total of 2,135 examples were manufactured. In addition to the additional legroom, the Silver Wraith was identifiable by a smaller rear window, Everflex roof and different wheel covers.
Originally registered on 8th September, 1978, this Silver Wraith is finished in chestnut with brown interior. Having covered only 39,000 miles in its 37 years on British roads, this Rolls-Royce is in beautiful condition. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate, together with a comprehensive service history, the car has recently been looked after by P & A Wood, highly respected specialists in this field. Described as driving with no known faults, this delightful Rolls-Royce offers enormous luxury for a modest outlay.
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