30th Jun, 2023 12:00

Rolls Royce, Bentley & Other Thoroughbred Motorcars & Related Automobilia

  Lot 5


1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith long Wheel Base Limousine

1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Long Wheel Base Limousine by Parkward & Co, London made for H.M. Ambassador in Khartoum and latterly owned H.H. Sheikh Al-Ahmad Al Jaber Al- Sabah the former Prime Minister of Kuwait. Registration 833 XVX, Chassis ELW78. Six-cylinder 4.9 litre straight six engine with automatic transmission, power steering and servo-assisted brakes. This rare coach-built limousine has its original cream over light brown colour scheme with tinted windows and white wall tyres designed to reflect the intense heat of the Sudanese sun which would have boiled the occupants of the more usual black Government cars. It has many special features including two roof-mounted electric fans with leather blades ( for safety), a cocktail cabinet, a wireless mounted in a cabinet, jump seats, reading lights, and an electric division. After being used by Sir Edwin Chapman-Andrews KCMG, OBE (1903-1980) the British Ambassador in the Sudan it eventually made its way to America and thence returned to the Far-East when it was bought by the Sheikh and former Prime Minister of Kuwait for his famously large car collection where it resided in the underground car park under his Palace. Late last year it came back to these shores when our vendor purchased it, UK registered it and re-commissioned it for the road. It is a car of huge presence and of the very highest quality. The paintwork is mellow in areas but very presentable whilst the interior is generally in excellent condition with brown hide to the front and cream hide to the rear. The beautiful veneered cabinet work is a joy to behold and the car now drives very well. A full list of the re-commissioning is available to view. The indicated mileage is approx 12,623 (probably 112,623) miles. It is sold with V5, copies of original build sheets, various research and related documents. (Subject to 12% buyers premium inclusive of VAT).

Sold for £25,000

Condition Report

Good original condition, paintwork is presentable but has some crazing particualy to the wings, some splits and loose areas . The coachwork seems structuraly good with no dropping to the doors which close with a satisfying clunk. The interior is in very good original condition and has many special feature specified on the build sheets which are still present, ie fans, radio, cocktail cabinet etc.Mechanically the car drives well with a smooth gear change and generally quiet engine. It has recently been re- commisioned and the list of work has now been added to the images on our website.


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Auction: Rolls Royce, Bentley & Other Thoroughbred Motorcars & Related Automobilia, 30th Jun, 2023

Pre Sale viewing for the Classic Cars is by appointment only. Please call 01206 754754 or email auctions@reemandansie.com to book an appointment. NB. The vehicles will be available to view offsite and will not be at our main saleroom address in Wyncolls Road. 

The cars in this sale are subject to a buyers premium of 12% (inclusive of VAT)

Should you choose to bid via our own website the online bidding fee will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Bidding via the-saleroom.com will be charged at an additional 2% (plus vat). 

Collection by appointment only


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Saturday 24th June 9am until 12pm

Thursday 29th June 9am until 5pm

Day of sale from 9am - 11am

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