THE 1955 ROLS ROYCE EXPERIMENTAL SILVER WRAITH LWB SALOON 41EX
Sale price: £30,000.00 make an offer
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Model:||SILVER WRAITH LWB PARK WARD SALOON|
|Color:||GREEN AND SILVER|
|Drive side:||Right-hand drive|
|Interior/Comfort Options:||Air Conditioning, Auxiliary heating, Leather Seats|
|In-Car Audio:||AM/FM Stereo|
|Got questions?||Ask here!|
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THE 1955 ROLS ROYCE EXPERIMENTAL SILVER WRAITH LWB SALOON 41EX for sale
The Experimental Rolls Royce long wheelbase Silver Wraith Chassis number 41 EX with touring saloon coachwork by Park Ward (design number 550)
RE ADVERTISED AT REDUCED PRICE DUE TO TIME WASTERS
This is a very special and unique car for a very special person. It was very unusual for Rolls Royce to sell their experimental cars. This car got through the net having been owned by the Company from new until it was sold to a senior Rolls Royce manager in 1979. He kept the car until 2009 so that incredibly it was always effectively in Rolls Royce care from 1955 until 2009.
The car has a vast amount of history from new including a copy of the 100 page daily log book of the experimental work ( the original is kept at The Hunt House and is too precious to be allowed out) During the three year experimental period the car was up rated to full 1958 E series specification. It is the first Rolls Royce car to be fitted with power steering and with air conditioning.
Following it's period with the experimental department the car became the personal transport for the manager of the Rolls Royce service depot at Hythe Road. London and was then transferred to the school of instruction and later to Willesden Technical College. At the College to help with training the students the car was repainted in green and silver in place of the original blue and silver and the interior was skilfully re trimmed but unfortunately in the incorrect materials.
In 2009 the car was bought by a good friend of mine from whom I bought it in late 2014.
All the above is backed up with fully documented history including correspondence between me and Derek Coulson ( now aged nearly 90 but still with an excellent memory) who was a member of the experimental team at Rolls Royce and who worked on various experimental procedures involving 41EX.
In early 2015 I brought the car to Cyprus where I now live. It has never been registered for use on the road in Cyprus and it still has its original British number UMA 310 together with DVLA documents so return to UK is no problem.
I intended to carry out a full re paint and re trim in original colours and to top standards. The interior woodwork has been very beautifully refinished and is now re fitted. Unfortunately for various health reasons the planned painting and trimming work has not yet been able to proceed.
The body is very sound with only one small corrosion patch at the bottom of the drivers door pillar. This can very easily be sorted prior to painting. All four doors fit perfectly and shut like railway carriage doors.
Underneath the chassis is in very nice condition with the number 41 EX still clearly visible painted on the side of the of the frame when the car was new.
The car is still absolutely complete mechanically and the engine starts easily and runs very nicely. Due to not being licensed the car has only been driven a short distance off the road in order to check the transmission. steering . tc.
Normal re commissioning will be needed but no major work is thought to be required.
If required following sale painting and trimming to Rolls Royce standards can be organised in Cyprus at less than half of UK charges.
This car is unique and historic and not to be confused with other Silver Wraith cars.
For further details please contact S Powers by email at sap@alpineautos. com or by phone at 00357 99224377
Payment-- £1. 00 deposit by Paypal within 24 hours of sale ending and balance in cash or by direct bank transfer within two weeks of sale ending
S A Powers ( Formerly in business as Alpine Automobiles. Rolls Royce specialists. Switzerland)
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Comments and questions to the seller:from Jonathan, dated 25 may 2017
Would you mind sending me photos of the rear air conditioning installation? I'm thinking of installing it in my 1953 Silver Wraith (which is being restored) and would be interested to see how the factory did it.
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