Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
Silver Wraith II
¬£14000 - 19000*
- A rare Silver Wraith II with a reduced rear window and picnic tables to the rear of the front seats
- Only 77,500 recorded miles and boasting an "extensive history file" with approximately _4,000 recently spent
- Finished in a most agreeable colour combination and described by the vendor as having "excellent" paintwork
This rare Rolls-Royce is the long wheel base Silver Wraith II version and is equipped as most were with the reduced rear window and Everflex covered roof. As well as the smaller rear window to aid privacy, rear seat passengers are afforded with around four inches of extra leg room compared to a Silver Shadow, and this example has picnic / writing tables to the rear of the front seats and movable foot rests amongst the deep-pile over-carpets. With wonderful natural patterns being exhibited in the lovely dark walnut dash board, the grey leather interior is described by the vendor as being in "very good" condition, as one would expect with only 77,500 miles recorded on the odometer.
Reported to retain its original service and hand books, the history file has been described as "extensive" and features many invoices from authorised dealers and specialists such as HR Owen, The Chelsea Workshop, and Eaton Square Garage, as well as a comprehensive selection of previous MOT certificates from 1993 onwards. Letters and invoices in the history file show that a gentleman in Chelsea, London, purchased the car from Mann Egerton, the authorised Rolls-Royce dealership in Dover Street, London in October 1990. A maintenance invoice from HR Owen in June 1991 indicates the recorded mileage as 66,333, and the car was used sparingly during the gentleman's thirteen years of ownership as he had only covered just over 8,000 miles when he sold it in June 2003. The next owner, a gentleman in Boston, Lincolnshire, travelled just 2,700 miles during his first four of ownership, however he then hardly used the car and according to the MOT certificates (which he had issued promptly every June) he covered just 90 miles between June 2007 and October 2013, at which time the car was acquired by our vendor. The car has continued its leisurely existence with our vendor as only around 60 miles have been driven. Due to this inactivity, the car was recommissioned at the end of 2016 and more than _4,000 was spent overhauling and replacing many of the braking components. The Rolls-Royce has apparently been garaged during at least the past two ownerships (and possibly for much of its life given London's parking problems) which would explain why the paintwork, which is a most agreeable metallic pewter grey, is described by the vendor as being in "excellent" condition. This certainly appears to be a superlative example.
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