1939 Rolls Royce Wraith - a truly amazing motor car! - £185,000.00
Year : 1939
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Wraith
Coachbuilder : Gurney Nutting
Body Type : Faux Cabriolet
Colour : Light Blue
Trim : Blue Leather
Built between 1938 and 1939, the Wraith was the last model offered by Rolls-Royce prior to the outbreak of World War II. The major improvements over its predecessor, the 25/30 were the introduction of a new cross flow cylinder head and independent from suspension. Just less than 500 chassis were produced during this two year period, fitted with coachwork of the customers choosing in true Rolls-Royce style. Chassis No WHC 33 was one of the last cars produced and it is believed to be the only one of this design, and was in fact not registered until after the war had concluded. The car was completed in September of 1939 and supplied through H.R.Owen Ltd to its first owner Mr F Roberts of Manchester in July of 1945. It had four further owners in the north of England up to the 1970ís before it found its way to the US in December of 1975. It lived in North Carolina, California and also Florida before returning to the UK in more recent times. The car was originally created by Gurney Nutting with drophead coupe coachwork but was converted to a fixed head faux cabriolet coupe in more recent times, having a new dark blue mohair top and pram irons added, replacing the painted white roof the car formerly had. Frank Dale & Stepsons acquired the car in early 2014 and prepared it over several months for the new owner. The works included but were not limited to attention to the brakes, suspension, the clutch, the flywheel, the radiator, the carburettor and the fitting of a new high ratio back axle. The total expenditure exceeded £25,000 and following the works the car was used in the autumn in the UK, attending various events which included the Goodwood Revival Festival. It drives superbly, this very balanced and stylish Rolls-Royce comes complete with chassis records and manual and is prepared for its next fortunate owner.
Condition : Good condition with recent mechanical preparation.
Technical Data : Four speed manual gearbox, 6 cylinder in-line engine, 4.25 litres displacement, 4257cc capacity. Servo-assisted brakes.
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