Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce
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Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #1

143

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I am doing research on Royal Rolls Royce's and can only find this one picture of this particular Royal Rolls Royce.


If you have any other pictures they would be greatly appreciated.





I believe it is q 1959 Silver Wraith, can anyone confirm

Bob

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #2

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As I am not at home at the moment I cannot look into my Royal Rolls Royce/State Limousines books. But as far as my memory goes, this Rolls Royce was used by ERII during her visit to Australia. It is a Silver Wraith for sure.
I will look further for you and let you know soonest.


Edit, found pics which confirm my memory:















 


Last Edit: 6 years, 9 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #3

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Some more:








Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #4

143

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Thanks Ecclesley,

These pictures are fantastic and will help.

Bob

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #5

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Adding some more info and pictures.


In 1958 the Australian government bought 4 Silver Wraith limousines, chassis HLW 45, 46, 48 and 50. As well as 2 Silver Wraith four door all-weather cabriolets, chassis HLW 47 and 49. The one(s) you are researching.


The Hooper designed all weather cabriolets were first used by princess Alexandra of Kent during her visit to Australia in 1959, and later by the Queen, the Queen Mother, the Prince and Princess of Wales and many other royal visitors on several occasions. In 1987 they were both sold off to an Australian museum.


Here the factory drawings and the pictures with Charles and the late Diana.









If you want to research Royal limousines used by ERII in Australia, then you have quite a number of cars to address.


Here one of the Silver Wraith limousines and also a four door Silver Cloud III cabriolet (with twin lights i.s.o. four). And there were several; Phantoms too.




Last Edit: 6 years, 9 months ago by Ecclesley.

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #6

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Thanks Ecclesley, you have been a fantastic help with this.

I had no idea when I was starting this that the car was in Australia and some of the pictures you have supplied are from my home town Adelaide.

Interesting that there is also a Phantom open version as well.


Bob
Last Edit: 6 years, 9 months ago by 143.

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #7

143

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Hi Ecclesley,


 


I am trying to send you a pm but for some reason it will not go through.


Bob

Re: Need pictures of this Royal Rolls Royce 6 years, 9 months ago #8

Platinum Boarder
Bob, there is no mail in my mailbox, keep trying.


I have sent you a PM with my private email address.


 


By the way it is not an open Phantom, it is a cabriolet Silver Cloud.
Last Edit: 6 years, 9 months ago by Ecclesley.
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