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O1-03 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Franay Convertible

This Silver Wraith was first shown at the 1948 Earl’s Court Motor Show without coachwork, after which it was reportedly loaned to an important client of Rolls-Royce, who mounted a rather ugly Sedanca de Ville body on it in time for the Geneva Motor Show in 1949. It was then returned to Rolls-Royce at Crewe and sold to Mrs. L. Benitez Rexach, who was living in Maisons-Lafitte near Paris. The fine French coachbuilder Franay was commissioned to build a two-door, four-seat convertible, which was delivered June 20, 1950, and shown at various concours in the Paris area. A full body-off restoration was performed by Vantage Motorworks in 1998 to 1999. It is finished in its original shade of Blue-Grey and trimmed in Champagne Connolly hide. Because of the original show history without coachwork, the chassis and engine carry more polishing and brightwork than is normally found on production cars. Owned in 2014 by Orin & Stephanie Smith, Vero Beach, Florida
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O1-03 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Franay Convertible