Rolls Royce Wraith Sedanca de Ville Park Ward 1938
The chassis for the Rolls Royce Wraith were produced in 1938 and 1939 without bodies. These were then built at independent coachbuilders, as in the case of this Wraith (a Scottish expression for a ghostly apparition) at Park Ward in 1939.
The four speed gearbox has synchromesh in the top three gears, which are operated on the right of the steering wheel by the driver. One special detail was provided by the hydraulic shock absorbers at the front. The hardness was adjusted to the driving speed by a mechanical speed regulator in order to achieve an optimally comfortable ride. The hydraulic jack system was operated by a lever under the passenger seat.
By the beginning of Second World War, chassis N°492 had been produced. 17 coachbuilders had supplied bodies for the chassis of the Rolls Royce Wraith, with 170 being styled at Park Ward. The basket weave pattern in ivory on the rear doors and the custom interior design are particularly intriguing features.
The engine is a 4257 cc. 6 cylinders.
This car was introduced by Norbert Seeger (LI) at the 2014 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.
Photos DAMIENS and BMW AG.
Wallpapers of the Rolls Royce Wraith Sedanca de Ville Park Ward 1938 (click on image to enlarge)