Rolls-Royce’s brilliant, first post-war design is as enjoyable to drive now as it was then.
The Silver Wraith was the first large-chassis Rolls-Royce produced after the second World War. The market for expensive, hand-crafted luxury automobiles was somewhat limited in the post-war era, with most people having more urgent needs. The economy was in recovery and automobile production was severely curtailed by shortages of raw materials. Additionally, highly priced luxury automobiles had become subject to a prohibitive purchase tax. Adding to these difficulties, petrol was rationed and only available with coupons.