1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II

Lot: 830

Sold for (£): 24,200
Offered for sale is a 6.75L 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II automatic that has been with the current owner for the last year. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 104 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Almost certainly the best Silver Wraith II on the market....


  • The LWB Silver Shadow was renamed the Silver Wraith in 1976. One of only 2,135 examples
  • Bumper to bumper, no expense spared restoration, both mechanically and electrically in 2015
  • Fully stripped to bare metal and refinished in Peacock Blue with a matching Everflex roof
  • Concours-standard interior by Frank Dale in Magnolia leather piped in Blue with re-finished Walnut veneers
  • Our fastidious vendor has invested a considerable sum in the pursuit of mechanical perfection
  • Good history file with very detailed invoices (essential reading). V5C and fresh MoT

Lot Details

Registration: JPM 748V RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1980 Engine size: 6.75L
Make: Rolls-Royce Odometer reading (miles): 81750
Model: Silver Wraith II MOT expiry: 2019-11-15
Warranted: No Chassis number: LRH0040071

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 104 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Full bare metal, glass out body restoration in 2015. Stunning in Peacock Blue with a Blue Everflex.


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Restored by Frank Dale. Completely retrimmed in Magnolia leather with Blue piping. New carpets. All the Burr Walnut veneers were professionally restored. 


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Looks as it should for its age but was completely rebuilt.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Recent works.

  • Replace scuttle vent filter
  • Remove both exhaust manifolds, dispatch for re-facing and subsequently re-fit with all new gaskets
  • Fit new alternator belt
  • Test accumulators and subsequently overhaul both the valve housings and fit service exchange charged spheres
  • Replace both front brake discs, dismantle front hub bearings, clean inspect, lubricate and re-fit with new hub seals. Replace front brake calliper's and fit new front brake pads
  • Replace both rear brake discs, dismantle rear hub bearings, clean, inspect, lubricate O/S and replace N/S bearings, re-assemble and re-fit rear hub assemblies
  • Fit replacement service exchange rear brake calliper's, fit new rear brake pads and parking brake pads
  • Replace rear parking brake cables, set up adjust parking brake linkages and cables and lubricate
  • Test air conditioning, replace the compressor, receiver dryer, expansion valve, fit new hoses complete with binary switch, oil, gas
  • Adjust wiper arch and washer jets, fit new wiper blades
  • Replace radio aerial
  • Replace missing HT lead insulators
  • Investigate and rectify in-operative, front fog lamp and O/S/F wing repeater lamp
  • Re-fit battery terminals correctly
  • Remove old and make up and fit new N/S and O/S rear suspension well height control pipes, Rear suspension trailing arm pipes
  • Hydraulic pipes at O/S sill from dist. board to rear junction and rear woods from rear junction over rear subframe to rear flex hoses,
  • Front inboard pipes from forward junction to front hoses,
  • All four front calliper brake pipes and rear brake calliper brake pipes.
  • Replace rear cross beam mountings
  • Replace rear torque arm mountings
  • Replace rear engine mountings
  • Remove rat trap cover, with new retaining screws as necessary
  • Tighten engine sump bolts
  • Remove gearbox sump
  • Fit new pick up strainer
  • Re-fit sump with a new gasket and install new gearbox oil
  • Straighten front subframe, rear mounting brackets without major work
  • Remove front suspension yokes
  • Dismantle lower ball joints, clean inspect and lubricate, re-assemble and adjust
  • Remove upper suspension arms and replace both inner camber bushes and compliant mountings replace upper outer ball joints
  • Re-assemble suspension, check and re-set front suspension geometry
  • Remove N/S steering rack end cap fit new O rings and re-assemble
  • Replace one rear hydraulic brake hose, both rear height control valve hoses and one rear braided hose
  • Supply and it one new rear road wheel and 5 new Avon turbo steel whitewall tyres
  • Replace rear exhaust mounting and fit one new U clamp
  • Replace both gearbox oil cooler pipes
  • Re-position all four rear trailing arm brake hoses
  • Clean down rear suspension, front suspension, spare wheel carrier and numerous other areas of undercarriage, prepare with abrasives, treat with rust killer and paint with rust killer paint and subsequently treat underbody with black wax oil
  • Investigate and rectify weak engine mixture misfire and backfiring through exhaust
  • Investigate failure of rear hydraulic pump
  • Remove inlet manifold and carburettors
  • Remove both brake pumps
  • Wash and clean through centre of engine V
  • Overhaul both brake pumps
  • Clean and prepare inlet manifold
  • Service and overhaul both carburettors
  • Re-fit inlet manifold brake pumps and carburettors
  • Run engine and bleed the hydraulics
  • Investigate the failure of height control system
  • Remove both height control restrictor valves, dismantle clean out and re-assemble re-fit and bleed height control.
  • Investigate failure of air conditioning cab control system and report
  • Investigate failure of interior lights and N/S front window lift motor
  • Remove door cards reconnect interior light wiring, window lift wiring and central locking wiring correctly.
  • Investigate incorrect radio wiring, make up and fit radio body earth wire and re-arrange electric aerial wiring
  • Replace air conditioning servo unit and fix A/C servo board
  • Make and fit x 2 new underbody brake pipes
  • Clean down under body removing loose corrosion, treat with Jenolite, paint and Waxoyl
  • Carry out 3,000-mile service




Minor: Major:

Vehicle History


The Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase was renamed the Silver Wraith in 1976 and a total of 2,135 examples were manufactured. In addition to the additional legroom, the Silver Wraith was identifiable by a smaller rear window, Everflex roof, and different wheel covers.

Originally registered on 25th June 1980, this Silver Wraith was purchased by an enthusiastic car collector in 2015 and he then set about having a bare metal re-spray in Peacock blue and having the interior restored by Frank Dale. This included re-trimming the seats together with the door cards and fitting new carpets. In addition to this, the wood was professionally restored and a new Everflex roof fitted.

Our vendor purchased the car in September 2017 and lavished further attention on it prior to his family's enjoyment of the car this summer.

About the Condition Report

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Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history