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Rolls Royce Wraith

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Wraith
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Wikipedia: Rolls-Royce Wraith (1938)
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A luxury car produced by Rolls Royce from 1938-1939 and 2014 onward.


History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Rolls-Royce Wraith (1938) page on 10 September 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Rolls-Royce 25/30 h.p. Wraith (not to be confused with the earlier small horsepower (Goshawk) car, the 25/30 h.p), was launched in 1938.

The Rolls-Royce Wraith was built by Rolls-Royce at their Derby factory from 1938 to 1939 and supplied to independent coachbuilders as a running chassis.

Wraith is also the name of a new coupé announced by Rolls-Royce in 2013.

Wraith is an old Scottish word meaning Ghost or Spirit, continuing Rolls-Royce's (at the time) new(ish) nomenclature that they had adopted, using words relating to silent, gracious, elegant, rarely seen and highly sought after for these reasons. In fact, the Wraith name originated from a 40/50 h.p, (Silver Ghost) that was named 'The Wraith' by its original owner.

In 1938, a typical touring car cost £1700, which included the chassis cost of £1100. 492 chassis were made. Although chassis were only produced in 1939, cars bearing 1940 or later delivery and registration dates are not uncommon. Some cars were finished off during early 1940. Others were held in storage and sold and first registered during the war years. A few were actually bodied during wartime. In addition, 16 prewar chassis were bodied in early 1946 and duly delivered to the government. The final Wraith was delivered in 1947.


Multimedia

DateMedia or Collection Name & DetailsFiles
5 November 2014Rolls Royce Wraith Review
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

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- 103.9MB - 4:38
24 November 2014Rolls Royce Wraith Video Review
Matt Hubbard for Speedmonkey

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- 103MB - 4:29


Photographs

Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 4.0MB
Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.5MB
Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.7MB
Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.9MB
Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 3.5MB
Rolls Royce Wraith 2013 Geneva International Motor Show
Photo ©2013 Norbert Aepli, Switzerland
This photograph is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.
View photo of Rolls Royce Wraith at the 2013 Geneva International Motor Show - 4.1MB


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
26 February 20132013 Rolls Royce Wraith - The Fastback Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
5 March 2013Rolls Royce Wraith - specs, images, pricing Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
26 November 2013Spotted - Rolls Royce Wraith: A Snip At £319,000 Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 November 20142014 Rolls Royce Wraith Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
24 November 2014Rolls Royce Wraith Video Review Matt Hubbard, Speedmonkey
11 August 2016WrapColors.com and Antonio Brown Partner Up to Create a One-of-a-Kind Look for his Rolls-RoyceBig Splash Graphics


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