The Rolls-Royce nameplate has represented some of the most exquisite luxury automobiles since the 1900s. The Silver Wraith lineage started life in 1946, but the Silver Wraith II featured here is based on the Silver Shadow II. The Silver Shadow and Silver Shadow II coincidently are the most produced Rolls Royce examples by volume. However, the Silver Wraith II is a more luxurious and exclusive version — not that any Rolls Royce can be considered "mass market." One of 2135 produced, this well-kept 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II is up for grabs with just 58,000 miles on the clock.
This magnificent example of decadence and luxury in the form of the 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II is finished in a deep, rich shade of red called Claret. The front sports quad headlights and a chrome grille with the ever-recognizable Spirit of Ecstasy emblem leading the way. It sits on a set of vintage Rolls-Royce wheels with thin white-walled tires. As you'd expect for a car categorized in the highest levels of luxury, this Silver Wraith II's interior is nothing short of plush. The interior is finished in beige leather upholstery along with classic wood trim. The 3-spoke wood and aluminum vintage steering wheel are also decorated with the RR logo, behind which lurk the transmission lever and further back the gauge clusters in black inlaid in wood. The original A/C controls are in place, and it is reported that the system is fully functional. The center console is host to a Kenwood radio/cassette player along with a Kenwood equalizer located below the stereo. Also included inside is an onboard car phone, a novel feature for a vehicle in the late 70s.
The 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II is powered by a naturally-aspirated 6.7L V8, with a cast aluminum block and head. This is good enough for 220hp of reported power. It is mated to a 3-speed THM 400 automatic transmission, but the seller notes that the gearbox shows signs of leakage. This car's spark plug leads have been replaced, while new spark plugs were also recently installed. The Wraith features all-around disc brakes, along with a hydropneumatic suspension system which was licensed from Citroen and is credited for the Wraith II's incredible ride quality.
MY: 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith II Working A/C Transmission Leakage New Spark Plugs Recently Installed Spark Plug Wiring Redone Rear Wheel Drive 220 BHP Cast-Aluminum Block and Head Leather Interior Car Phone Naturally Aspirated Beige Upholstery
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