Rolls-Royce Wraith

Rolls- Royce Wraith Pullman Limousine (1939 )

The Rolls -Royce Wraith is a car model of the Rolls- Royce Ltd.. , Which was produced 1938-1939.


The Wraith was made in the Rolls-Royce factory in Derby in 1938 and 1939 without superstructures. The bodies provided Stellmacher independent businesses. The above- controlled in-line six -cylinder engine with 4257 cc capacity was based on the predecessor of the 25/30 hp, but had a crossflow cylinder head. The four-speed gearbox was synchronized in the top three gears and was, like its predecessor, operated by a lever on the right of the driver.

The Wraith had a front independent suspension with coil springs, which was based on the Packard 120, and a rear live axle, which was suspended on semi-elliptic longitudinal leaf springs. The hydraulic shock absorber front were in hardness by a mechanical speed controller - set, which made superior to the Wraith at this point its predecessor, on a par with the contemporary Phantom III - depending on the driving speed. The car had a separate frame, but not riveted but was welded. The drum brakes on all four wheels were operated by a brake booster, the Rolls- Royce built under license by Hispano -Suiza. The car was equipped with 17 " wire spoke wheels whose spokes were covered with removable disks. A hydraulic jacking system could be operated with a lever under the passenger seat.

The car reached a top speed of up to 137 km / h depending on the weight and design of assemblies. In a test of the magazine The Motor in October 1938, an acceleration from 0 to 80 km / h in 16.4 seconds was found.

1938 cost the chassis £ 1,100 and a typical touring car completely £ 1700th Until the beginning of the war 492 Chassis emerged. A total of 17 car body manufacturers supplied bodies for the Wraith chassis. 170 bodies were manufactured by Park Ward, 72, of Hooper, 62 of HJ Mulliner and Thrupp & Maberly of 42.

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