21 Mar An Overview of the Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
An Overview of the Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
For quite some time now, Rolls Royce has been the standard of luxury. After World War II, Rolls Royce resumed with their vehicle production and the first one off the line was the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. The Wraith was like all other cars before it is a statement of excellence oozing nothing but pure opulence.
Rolls-Royce assembled this beautiful machine from 1946 – 1958. And as you would expect the car kept getting better with each iteration.
What you might not know is that during the post-war period the Silver Wraith was only produced in chassis form and it was up to coachbuilders to create it as a bespoke vehicle.
When it was first launched, the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith boasted a 4.2-liter exhaust engine with an overhead inlet. In addition, it had a front suspension with a modified coil that did not need a wishbone.
It is apparent from looking at the specs that the Bentley Mark VI and the Silver Wraith shared some aspects of the same design. However, the Wraith had a longer shelf-life compared to the Mark VI. The Silver Wraith managed to keep going till 1959 due to major improvements made on the original specs. This includes the automatic gearbox feature that was made available in 1952, as well as the power steering that was introduced in 1956.
In 1951, Rolls-Royce gave the Silver Wraith an engine with an increased capacity. The new engine was a 4.6-liter which later was bumped up to a 4.9-liter in 1954.
One of the things that made the Silver Wraith special was the fact that it was the last Rolls Royce creation to display a wide array of coachwork styles.
One major difference that distinguished the Silver Wraith from the Mark VI, was the fact that whereas the Wraith was only produced as a chassis, the Mark VI came from the production floor as a complete vehicle.
After World War II ended, England (Rolls-Royce country of origin) had more pressing concerns than how the next luxury car was going to be produced. The English economy had suffered greatly and the production of cars had been slowed down by the reduced availability of raw materials.
As a measure to try and control spending, the government had introduced a prohibitive tax that sought to curb the purchase of high priced vehicles. As if this was not enough, the government rationed petrol and you had to have coupons to get gas.
1951 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Limousine
Our Rolls Royce for rental is everything the 1951 Silver Wraith model was meant to be and more. Embossed in a glossy milk white coat, our 1951 Silver Wraith combines the elegance of the 50s and the necessities of the modern age. Our princess boasts air conditioning and automatic transmission technology.
The interior is decked with white plush leather seats adorned with an outline of brown piping for contrast.
The back seat is where all the magic happens. Your better half and you can down a couple of glasses of champagne served from a cold bottle in available champagne glasses.
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