Lot 133 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
|Odometer reading||102,889 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £16,000|
The Rolls-Royce marque has long been the benchmark of automobile for which many aspired to. The Silver Wraith II is an extended wheelbase version of the popular Silver Shadow II and it was named in honour of the first post-war Rolls-Royce. The Silver Wraith was further distinguished from its shorter wheelbase stablemate by the fitting of the Corniche/Camargue pattern wheel trims. Changes to the Silver Shadow that carried over to this more upscale model included the addition of rack-and-pinion steering, plus significant improvements to the front suspension that also helped improve the handling and overall performance. These changes ushered in more modern standards that were already available on selected competitors in this fashionable field of vehicles. The larger Silver Wraith was considered the top of the range for Rolls-Royce in this period and stands apart due to its Everflex covered roof and small rear window. Increasingly sought after by interested collectors, only 2,135 Silver Wraiths were manufactured by the time production ended in October of 1980.
This lovely Silver Wraith II is presented in white with a contrasting cream vinyl roof, light beige leather interior and has been extremely well looked after by the present owner. Its interior exudes luxury and still has the odour of an old library with leather bound books – so evocative! The engine runs as you would expect according to the owner, and it comes with some previous MoT test certificates, receipts for servicing and parts, spare key and its UK V5 registration document.
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