Here is a really fine and original example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in rare Honey Gold with a chocolate Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. A very desirable colour in the UK and Australia in its day and yet not often seen here in the US. The interior has handsome “dark chocolate” Connolly hides with contrasting light gold carpets with chocolate piping. The same gold and chocolate theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4” longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space. This is an unmolested example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is primarily all original with no modifications – right down to the original Blaupunkt “blue dot” radio/ cassette player. This was a warm state car all its life so it is a “dry” example that has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. This Wraith II has the Euro spec front air dam and spotlights fitted which are a nice finishing touch. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 76,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical “thumps” and “rattles” typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. The interior is in excellent shape. The dark chocolate leather is in nice condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is beautiful. The wood cappings on the doors and vanity mirrors were redone by a leading California wood re-finisher at a cost of some $2,500. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce “multi-layer lacquering technique” which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The deep, dark grain and pattern makes it present very formally. The head lining is original and in decent condition. The carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll and the broad cloth trimmed rear parcel shelf (which is normally water stained and sun-beaten). The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in good condition but the battery cover is of a non-matching carpet.
Barrington, Illinois, United States