Ghost Motor Works Ltd

Exclusively Rolls-Royce and Bentley

Landway Farm Basted Lane Claygate Cross Kent TN15 8PY England

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1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Touring Limousine

1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Touring Limousine design number 8422, this is the only Silver Wraith to be built to this supremely elegant 4 light design. And this very car, chassis number DLW13, is pictured in Rolls-Royce The Elegance Continues on Page 106

 The stunning coachwork is finished in Green over Cream with deep Green hide interior. The car received a chassis up restoration which was a joint project between two Rolls-Royce specialists in London, this was completed 5 years ago before the car was shipped to Sweden where it was owned and showed by the chairman of the Swedish section of the RREC, he frequently used the car for rallies over the summer and kept the car maintained to the highest possible standard.  We have known this wonderful motorcar since 1989, the owner was one, Mr Ceder Esq of Danver Street Mayfair, London. Whilst in Mr Ceders ownership the car carried the registration number RH1, a gift from Sir Winston Churchill. This stunning motor car runs and drives beautifully being equipped with the larger 4.9 litre engine coupled to a smooth automatic gearbox. We fitted a hydraulic power steering system to the car a few years ago and thus it really does drive like a much later car.  Every element about this Silver Wraith is exceptional.    

Mr Ceder was a great help to Sir Winston Churchill during the Second World War, converting all of his factories to produce armaments for the war effort. At the end of the war Mr Ceder was called to Churchill's office where he was asked whether he would like something in reward for the work he had carried out. Churchill was under the impression the Mr Ceder would ask for an OBE or Knighthood or an honour, however Mr Ceder was a very modest gentleman. That said, he did love his Rolls-Royce so he asked Churchill for a special registration number, much obliged, Churchill managed to source for him RH 1 (Royal Highness 1) which proudly graced this Silver Wraith for many many years. Years later Rex Harrison offered Mr Ceder 1000,000 for this number plates, Mr Harrison was told that in no uncertain terms that his number would never be sold. Unfortunately when Mr Ceder passed away the registration number was sold by his family. A great shame when considering how much history is attached to it.

 This is probably the finest Silver Wraith one can buy.




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