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Gorgeous, meticulously maintained Wraith. Stunningly

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Shadow
Type: Sedan
Year: 1949
Mileage: 44,949
VIN: N23218L
Color: White
Engine: 6 CYL
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Brown
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Copiague, New York, United States

1949 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow CHROME Additional Info:

  • Aftermarket front air condition & Rear air condition
  • Emergency brake has been upfitted with a disc manual brake on driveshaft
  • New tires
  • New brakes & Wheel cylinders
  • Master Cylinder with air booster installed for brake system
  • Cruise works (high idle on steering)
  • All lights function
  • Radiator was upgraded to american core for better cooling
  • 12v altenator with battery upgraded
  • Fully tuned up dual points plugs cap rotor
  • In the 1940s Rolls Royce had survived the war effort and was finally back in the business of building cars. The Silver Wraith was the first post-war offering from Rolls Royce and while it was based on the pre-war Wraith it did feature many new updates to bring it up to modern standards of the time. The early Wraiths engine block was retained but it was updated with a new overhead intake valve cylinder head. Rear suspension was by way of semi-elliptic springs and live axle while front suspension was independent with coil springs. Braking was handled by the typical Rolls Royce system of hydraulic front brakes with mechanical rears a system actually patented by Hispano-Suiza but built under license by Rolls Royce. The Silver Wraith has the distinction of being the last Rolls Royce that was offered in rolling chassis form where bodies were fitted by independent coachbuilders. All subsequent models were made available with standard bodywork with coachbuilt cars being the exception rather than the rule. Typical for Rolls the Silver Wraith was a long running model built from 1946-1959 and could be had in standard or long wheelbase versions.This 1949 Silver Wraith is a standard wheelbase version; chassis number WDC45 and is fitted with an elegant Hooper Teviot Touring Limousine body design number 8098 from the coachbuilders catalog. It is in right hand drive configuration with the desirable 4-speed manual gearbox with right hand shifter and a large sunroof over the drivers compartment. The overall condition is solid and tidy and would make a perfect driver or be a fine choice to complete a cosmetic restoration. The chrome and bright work is in fair condition though there are some weak areas but it is complete and solid. Panel fit is fairly good and the paint work is glossy and presentable. While it is not a show car it is still quite pleasing in black and silver over blue leather. A new interior has been fitted in lovely light blue leather with matching carpets. The extensive wood work is complete and largely in good condition with some weak areas but overall quite pleasing. Being a touring limousine it is configured with a divider window and picnic trays and folding foot rests for the rear passengers.While this Silver Wraith may not be in concours condition it still a desirable model with elegant and attractive Hooper coachwork. With some sorting it would be an excellent choice for RROC touring or even simply for family picnics and country motoring with that big sunroof open wide. It is a pleasing car with a sense of quality and elegance that only a Rolls Royce can provide. Sold AS IS

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