Lot 153 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
|Odometer reading||79,812 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £25,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
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 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 25th June 1980, this Silver Wraith was purchased by the enthusiastic car collecting vendor in 2015. He then set about having a bare metal re-spray in Peacock blue and having the interior restored by Frank Dale. This included re-trimming the seats together with the door cards and fitting new carpets. In addition to this, the wood was professionally restored and a new Everflex roof fitted. Although the current odometer reads 31,297 miles, this has been replaced and the total mileage JPM 748V has covered is 79,812. Supplied with a V5C registration document, we are advised by the vendor she will have a fresh MoT prior to auction. A history folder also accompanies this rare and highly desirable Rolls-Royce. This is a magnificent example and one that is sure to create interest given the recent expenditure and realistic estimate.
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