Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon​

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon, Ordered in 1947 for the Maharajah of Nabha

The 1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon is a classic automobile that represents the epitome of luxury and craftsmanship from the post-World War II era. Here's a brief overview of its story and history:


  • Rolls Royce Legacy: Rolls Royce was already a renowned luxury car manufacturer known for its exceptional engineering and attention to detail.
  • Post-War Era: Following World War II, there was a resurgence in the luxury car market, and Rolls Royce aimed to capitalize on this by producing a model that would cater to the desires of affluent buyers.


  • Design: The Silver Wraith Sports Saloon was designed to be both elegant and powerful, featuring a sleek body with classic lines and luxurious interior design.
  • Engineering: It was built on a robust chassis, offering a smooth and comfortable ride. The engine, a 4.3-liter inline-six, provided ample power and performance, while still maintaining the refinement expected from a Rolls Royce.


  • Symbol of Luxury: The Silver Wraith Sports Saloon represented the pinnacle of luxury motoring at the time. It was often favored by royalty, celebrities, and affluent individuals who sought the utmost in comfort and prestige.
  • Craftsmanship: Each Silver Wraith was meticulously handcrafted by skilled artisans, with great attention to detail. The quality of materials and craftsmanship was unparalleled, setting a standard for luxury automobiles.


  • Classic Status: Over the years, the 1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon has become a classic car icon, revered for its timeless design and engineering excellence.
  • Collector's Item: Due to its rarity and historical significance, well-preserved examples of the Silver Wraith Sports Saloon command high prices in the collector car market.
  • Influence: The design and engineering principles embodied by the Silver Wraith have influenced subsequent generations of Rolls Royce vehicles, ensuring its legacy lives on in modern luxury automobiles.

Overall, the 1948 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon remains a symbol of luxury, elegance, and timeless sophistication, embodying the spirit of craftsmanship and excellence that defines the Rolls Royce brand.


The factory specification build/order sheets for this rather specialSilver Wraith record that this car was ordered in 1947 for the Maharajah of Nabha, passing in 1948 to H. H. The Mother Maharini Srojani of Nabha State, presumably his mother. Park Ward & Co. Ltd. of Willesden were the favoured coachbuilders for the Sports Saloon coachwork and Fish Silver livery with grey leather interior were specified. The car has several distinctive features including electric windows, electric glass division and period valve radio with speaker to the rear compartment.

Careful restoration of this most original car sees it handsomely presented as close as possible to its factory specifications. Liveried in Fish Silver, with superb grey leather interior, the car features a sunroof, centre driving lamp, excellent Lucas headlamps with fluted reflectors, wing mirrors and distinctive chain mud flaps to the front wheels.

The car is Swansea V5 registered, licenced and MoT’d and comes with copies of Factory Order Sheets and photographs showing the car during restoration.

Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Sports Saloon