|1947 Rolls Royce Silver WraithAbout the Silver WraithThe MotorcarsThe Grille and Mascot
The third prototype Silver Wraith, a Hooper Touring Limousine, chassis WTA2, delivered in September 1946, with at the wheel Roger Cra'ster, a long-serving Rolls-Royce employee; alongside is the company's 1905 10hp car. The location is the Blake Street entrance of the original Royce and Company factory at Hulme, Manchester that was demolished in 1965. The first Royce engine was run in 1903 in the stable yard that was behind the wide door on the right.
About the Silver Wraith
The Silver Wraith's timeless beauty and regal allure have guaranteed it's place in many important ceremonial events around the world. Here are a few links for your perusal:
Irish Presidential State Car
Brazilian Presidential Ceremonial State Car
Royal Dutch State Limousine
Royal Danish Ceremonial Car "Store Krone"
The Silver Wraith has starred in quite a few Hollywood Productions over the years. Here are some of our favorites:
Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
The Love Bug (1968)
The Return of the Pink Panther (1975)
James Dean (2001)
Click Here to see other minor rolls of the Silver Wraith in TV and Film.