Back to search results

2002 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH SILVER WRAITH SUPPLIED NEW TO PRINCESS MARGARET AUTO - £99,995

  • Aetv50902359 1
  • Aetv50902359 2
  • Aetv50902359 3
  • Aetv50902359 4
  • Aetv50902359 5
  • Aetv50902359 6
  • Aetv50902359 7
  • Aetv50902359 8
  • Aetv50902359 9
  • Aetv50902359 10
  • Aetv50902359 11
  • Aetv50902359 12
  • Aetv50902359 13
  • Aetv50902359 14
  • Aetv50902359 15
  • Aetv50902359 16
  • Aetv50902359 17
  • Aetv50902359 18
  • Aetv50902359 19
  • Aetv50902359 20
  • Aetv50902359 21
  • Aetv50902359 22
  • Aetv50902359 23
  • Aetv50902359 24
  • Aetv50902359 25
  • Aetv50902359 26
  • Aetv50902359 27
  • Aetv50902359 28
  • Aetv50902359 29
  • Aetv50902359 30
  • Aetv50902359 31
  • Aetv50902359 32
  • Aetv50902359 33
  • Aetv50902359 34
  • Aetv50902359 35
  • Aetv50902359 36
  • Aetv50902359 37
  • Aetv50902359 38
  • Aetv50902359 39
  • Aetv50902359 40
  • Aetv50902359 41
  • Aetv50902359 42
  • Aetv50902359 43
  • Aetv50902359 44
  • Aetv50902359 45
  • Aetv50902359 46
  • Aetv50902359 47
  • Aetv50902359 48
  • Aetv50902359 49
  • Aetv50902359 50

1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II Supplied new to HRH Princess Margaret Registration No: PMY542W Chassis No: LRH0039342 Supplied new to HRH Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and tailored to her personal specificationWarranted 47,400 miles from new with the vast majority being covered during HRH Princess Margaret's 22-year custodianship. It has hosted HM The Queen, Princess Diana and Ronald Reagan on occasion amongst other important personages. Handbuilt to special order, the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II had a four-inch longer wheelbase than its humbler Silver Shadow II sibling. Beloved of the world's elite, just 2,135 were made between 1977 and 1980. Those familiar with Hans Christian Anderson's fairy tale 'The Princess and the Pea' will be unsurprised to learn that HRH Princess Margaret insisted that the upholstery piping on the front and rear seats of this, her final Rolls-Royce, be moved back so that there was no danger of it contacting her neck should she choose to recline at any stage. Genuine Princesses it seems really are more sensitive than their subjects. The rest of the car's interior is similarly bespoke with a false floor to the rear, the back seat squab mounted as high as possible (HRH was only 5ft 1in tall), enlarged C-post vanity mirrors, special small spotlights added to each rear cantrail, Green Cloth upholstery throughout (with a loose cover for the driver's seat), and Black Nuella leather being used to clothe the top and bottom of the dashboard, centre console and door cards. The dashboard itself carried a Matt Rosewood veneer and did without a lock for the glovebox. The latter contained the switch for the roof-mounted Police Escort light and thus needed to be instantly accessible. A centre rear seatbelt was omitted as were armrests to the rear doors and Duchess straps (hardly fitting for a Princess). For Royal cars it is not uncommon for them to be specified with similarly non-reflective interiors so as to make photographing their occupants easier (HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's 1954 Lagonda 3 Litre that fetched £340,000 in April 2016 eschewed wood in favour of Dark Green leather for its dashboard and door cappings). Such alterations are not motivated by pride but rather a consciousness that once in the public eye members of the Royal Family are very much on parade. To the exterior, HRH Princess Margaret ordered that chassis LRH0039342 should have opening front quarter lights and its side indicator repeater lights repositioned in the chrome swage line (rather than below it as was standard). The accompanying copy build sheets also note: 'Silver Wraith II emblem on boot and RR badges on rear quarters are NOT REQUIRED'. The roof above the windscreen was modified to accommodate a flag mast and illuminated shield. HRH Princess Margaret gave Rolls-Royce less than five months to tailor the Silver Wraith II to her personal specification. Indeed, chassis LRH0039342 had originally been ordered in Moorland Green with Beige leather upholstery by J. Barrett Esq. via Jack Barclay Ltd before Crewe requisitioned it. To meet such a tight deadline many of the unique interior fittings were transferred across from HRH Princess Margaret's former car, chassis LRH36157, and reconditioned accordingly. Finished in Cardinal Red, '3 GXM' was delivered to Kensington Palace on 16th May 1980. A warranty card issued the same day lists the purchaser's name correctly. However, all the way through the order process she had been referred to under the pseudonym 'Mr Edgar'. No spendthrift, HRH Princess Margaret nevertheless kept her special order Rolls-Royce for twenty-two years; its last official journey being to convey family members to her funeral at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on 15th February 2002. Exactly how many notable personages have been conveyed in this one-off Silver Wraith II remains a mystery. Although, it is known to have hosted Paul Getty, Ronald and Nancy Reagan, Lady Diana Spencer (before she married Prince Charles), HM The Queen and The Queen Mother. Maintained by Rolls-Royce and subsequently entrusted to marque specialist Chris Lee, chassis LRH0039342 had covered 44,000 miles by the time that The Earl of Snowdon David Linley inherited it. Pilloried in the tabloid press at the time for selling off so important an heirloom, Snowdon has since told the vendor that he only did so after offering the car to the Royal Mews. A keen Royalist, Ronald Allwright became the Silver Wraith II's first registered keeper when he bought it from marque specialist P&A Wood in June 2002. In addition to renewing the Black Everflex roof, fitting a refurbished steering rack and routine maintenance, Mr Allwright also went to great pains to research the Rolls-Royce's history entering into correspondence with The Right Honourable The Earl of Snowdon and receiving Christmas cards from HRH Princess Margaret's chauffeur, Dave Griffin. The subject of a four-page article by Martin Buckley in the February 2016 issue of Cl

  • 47358 Miles
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 AUTOMATIC
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • RefCode: AETV50902359

Other Classic Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Cars for Sale

The latest classic Rolls Royce Silver Wraith cars for sale

Aetv77159426 1Sponsored Ad
1949
£44,950
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV77159426
1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot Touring Limousine Chassis Number WFC 47. A s...
16
01663889182
View details
Aetv69843035 1Sponsored Ad
1978
£6,995
  • 59000
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV69843035
Aetv79058889 1Sponsored Ad
1949
£POA
  • 44000
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV79058889
This elegant beautifully balanced and well proportioned coach-built Silver Wraith has the ...
10
01162402115
View details
Aetv79603299 1Sponsored Ad
1979
€36,000
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 AUTOMATIC
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 LHD
  • Refcode: AETV79603299
Nothing to say, U have to see this! Classic Rolls-Royce in perfect condition....
4
01133238823
View details
Aetv41686268 1Sponsored Ad
1952
£65,000
  • 93000
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV41686268
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB by Park Wa...
20
01375379719
View details
Aetv50311845 1Sponsored Ad
1958
£95,000
  • 0
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV50311845
Black with Beige hide upholstery to front and Beige West of England cloth to rear. Fitted ...
8
01371809874
View details
Aetv23151545 1Sponsored Ad
1980
£11,000
  • 140475
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 AUTOMATIC
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV23151545
This good 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, supplied new without a division, was purchase...
10
01491699880
View details
Aetv19811216 1Sponsored Ad
1949
£45,000
  • 1
  • Transmission 69197354786223e29b85070a0695cc247a4c2b215c743673c2d02e864b4cd687 MANUAL
  • Steering ca68a9643bbb915d30839040f432af59e679db8cf98e23a4378cbef2ed805059 RHD
  • Refcode: AETV19811216
By the early post-war years, Sedanca de Villes were going out of fashion and not the most ...
6
01248602649
View details

The latest classic Rolls Royce Silver Wraith cars for sale