1938 Rolls-Royce Wraith
This stately example of an Australian-owned pre-WWII Rolls-Royce Wraith will make its debut showing on the tiles of the Cronulla Mall on Sunday 20th March, 2016.
|This formerly British-based vehicle features |
side panels in Burgundy, offset with
Black panels on top, boot and
Beside her political activities, American born Viscountess Nancy Astor, married William Waldorf Astor in 1906.
The Astors were leading figures in British Society and entertained many notable figures and world leaders at their country home Clivedon House in Berkshire, UK.
To start their lives, all Rolls-Royce Wraiths were manufactured by Rolls-Royce in the East Midlands at their Derby factory from 1938 to 1939 and then supplied to various independent coach builders.
|Vehicle restoration included|
loving attention to the fine detail of
all the rear passenger compartment's
The makeover included retimbering of the front door pillars, full repaint and re-chrome, all interior timber paneling restored to its former glory and the accompanying trim replaced.
Typical of its limousine style fit-out requirements of the day, the car features an electrically operated glass division between the driver and the passengers and additionally a privacy screen for the rear window.
TRIVIA QUESTION: What does the word Wraith actually mean?
ANSWER: Wraith is an old Scottish word meaning ghost or spirit ...
|The imposing luxury of the |
rear passenger compartment
Rolls-Royce Wraiths featured in the 1947 romantic comedy movie: My Favourite Brunette starring Bob Hope.
Visit Lady Astor's Clivedon House mansion in Berkshire, UK or even stay there - it's now a B&B. Click here to have a look.
This majestic vehicle comes to us with the courtesy of Sydney-based Vintage Vehicle Services - who specialise in vehicle restoration, repair and hire of Vintage vehicles. For more details about them, please visit their website by clicking here.
Pre-WWII Vintage Car & Bike Show
Show Date: Sunday 20th March, 2016
Location: Cronulla Mall, Cronulla
Free entry for all events