Main Index


Each Model ever

Coachbuilders, Special Cars...

Cars of 1998
Cars of 1999
Cars of 2000
Cars of 2001
Cars of 2002

Car of the Month Selection

More information can be found here: 
 Rolls-Royce - The Classic Elegance

Rolls-Royce and Bentley

Car of the Month - September 2005
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, 1953, #BLW25
Limousine by Hooper

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

This Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was built as a limousine by Hooper and supplied to the Foreign Office to be used by the British Ambassador in Washington. The chassis was a lefthand-drive and stamped #LBLW25. After the car had returned to the UK many years later it was converted to righthand-drive at the factory and accordingly the chassis number became altered to #BLW25.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

Some confusion did arise about this particular car. Erroneously in several books it was noted as having received coachwork to Hooper’s Design-No. 8390 whereas indeed Hooper’s records, ie. the „Hooper Body Book“ (filed here), list a body built to Design-No. 8330. When comparing the car's photos to coachbuilder's drawing (filed here) and to other R-R Silver Wraith limousines to Design-No. 8330 that were built at Hooper's around the same time for the same purpose (for use of H.M. Ambassadors in various countries) no point is seen that makes believe the car was not to Design-No. 8330.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith

Top of Page

(©) Copyright 1997-2013 K.-J. Roßfeldt / Information on this site is for viewing and personal information only. Information and photos are protected by copyright. Any unauthorized use or reproduction of material from this site without written permission is strictly prohibited. Infringement of copyright will rise to both civil law remedies and criminal penalties.
Comments and support to: archives webmaster          Url: