In 1955 all Silver Wraiths were built on a long wheelbase chassis. The engines were the same 4887 cc six-cylinder engines as of the Silver Cloud and all gearboxes were automic four-speed gearboxes. This Silver Wraith #ELW9 is fitted with all these desirable specifications. Coachbuilder Park Ward built a very elegant 4d6l (four door six light) Touring Limousine body, number N.238, design 703. This design was built only 14 times, which makes it a very rare Silver Wraith. The car has been restored outside and inside and is in very good condition. The colour scheme is a striking dark blue over silver grey, which results in intensifying the fluent body lines.
This Silver Wraith Touring Limousine #ELW9 was exhibited by Park Ward at the Earls Court of 1955. The first owner was the company Blindells Ltd, that owned several Rolls-Royces and that took delivery of this Silver Wraith in October 1955.
A lot of work has been done to this car, such as: all standard tool equipment has been completed, two original decanters have been added, the boot has completely been retrimmed, the carpets in the front have been replaced, the front seats have been reupholstered, a major service has been performed and a lot of repairs have been done such as: the engine was internally cleaned, the alternator overhauled, the heater radiator replaced, the front engine brackets replaced, the rear shock absorber damping buffers replaced, the radiator cap replaced, three radiator hoses replaced, the V-belt replaced, the pedal pads replaced, the complete exhaust replaced, the drain and heater taps replaced, the carburettor overhauled, and many more small parts that are mentioned in the parts lists.
The woodwork looks perfect, below the bonnet everything looks really great and a lot of work has been done, the inner side has to be phased out, the bottom side is in very good condition, the body is hard but the paint could get some attention. This car is not yet completely finished but can be purchased in the way it is, or it is negotiable to finish it completely or partly. Naturally the car runs well and drives well.