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The 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was debuted at the British International Motor Show at Earls Court, London, in 1948, and was an instant hit among the crowd. Rolls-Royce produced only 1,783 Silver Wraiths between 1946 and 1959, so its easy to see how this model car is one of the most coveted automobiles among collectors. The 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith even made an appearance in the 2015 James Bond film, Spectre, thus solidifying its coveted position in contemporary society. This model Silver Wraith is fitted with the same 4.3-liter inline-six engine with 135 horsepower. However, Rolls-Royce did make some important changes to this model to set it apart from the 1946 and 1947 versions. Cylinder head studs switched from 5/16″ to 3/8″ and dip-and-switch headlights were added to the car. Despite the minor changes, the car still had the same standard of luxury that comes with a Rolls-Royce product, including leather door panels and a wooden dash.
Looking to purchase a classic Rolls Royce?
Because Silver Wraith manufacturing was limited between, you should expect to pay a sizeable amount of money for a model that’s in pristine condition. It’s also important to have the automobile inspected and appraised before making a purchase. Having a skilled inspector look for signs of damage, like rust and rotting wood, as well as inspect the authenticity of the car’s vital parts, will help prevent you from making a regrettable purchase. Consider reaching out to the experienced people at Beverly Hills Car Club to help you along the way. Since this specific model is on the high-end of classic cars, you won’t likely find one lying around in a junkyard or neglected garage. Well-preserved models do exist and are for sale, but they can be tricky to find. However, there is a qualified team member who is friendly and eager to help answer any questions that you have regarding the 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, and is happy to assist you in finding one that meets your requirements.
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