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1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
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SOLD: $16,500 USD
  • 1980
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Silver Wraith II
  • LRL41292C
  • White
  • Tan
  • Two owner
  • Low mileage
  • Books and Tools Included
  • California car for 31 years

Affordable British Opulence

This magnificent Rolls Royce Sedan has just over 35,000 original miles and is in wonderful overall condition, with the engine bay, interior and trunk particularly impressive. Desirable features include air conditioning, a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio, dual-exhaust outlets, Michelin tires, power window lifts and more. It comes with it's original owners manual and tool kit.

This Cars Past

First purchased at Roy Carver Rolls-Royce in Newport Beach, California, this magnificent 1980 Silver Wraith II is offered today from the second owner, who purchased it from the original owner in 2011 and then transported it to Dubai to join an impressive collection of 100 plus cars. History back to the original purchase are documented in the existing original California “pink slip” title.

History of the Model

Est. 220 bhp, 6,750 cc alloy V-8 engine, three-speed GM Turbo-Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic gearbox, independent front suspension with wishbones and coil springs, independent rear suspension with semi-trailing arms, coil springs and automatic leveling, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 123.5". With a tradition of careful evolution rather than revolution, the introduction of a new Rolls-Royce model has always been an important occasion. The Silver Shadow, introduced in October 1965, marked the landmark adoption of monocoque or unit-body construction by Rolls-Royce. The Silver Shadow V-8 engine received a displacement increase to 6.75 liters in 1970 and a corresponding increase in output to an estimated 220 bhp. This robust, aluminum-alloy V-8 was teamed with an equally robust three-speed automatic transmission. The Silver Shadow also featured the innovative high-pressure hydraulic system licensed from Citroën, with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-leveling suspension, providing legendary ride quality. While the Silver Shadow of the late 1970s appeared outwardly much the same as the introductory models, by the time 1977 arrived, the design had in fact received some 2,000 improvements. A longer-wheelbase variant was made available in the USA in 1969 and was not identified by a unique model name until 1977, when the Silver Shadow II debuted. At that time, the LWB version was named the “Silver Wraith II.

Restoration History

Though brown for the majority of it's life, when it was purchased in 2011, the car was taken to Dubai where it received a very expensive color change to the white you see today. Other than the exterior paint, this magnificent car is thoroughly original.

Market Trend

When compared to other model Rolls-Royces from this era, the Silver Wraith represents amazing value for money. Comps are relatively easy to find, with retail asking prices currently hovering from $20,000 to $30,000.

Summary

One of the finest original examples available today, this final-year 1980 Silver Wraith II is simply superb, and we encourage close inspection of this extraordinary two-owner car.

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