The Rolls-Royce Wraith was built from 1938-39.
The Wraith featured an independent coil sprung front suspension based on a Packard 120 and a new aluminium engine with cross-flow cylinder head, making it superior to its predecessor, the 25/30 H.P. and on par with the Phantom III. The car was still built on a separate chassis but this was now of welded rather than the traditional rivetted construction. The engine was a 4.3 litre inline-six. The car could reach 85 mph.
In 1938 the chassis cost £1100 and a typical touring car £1700 complete. 491 chassis were made.
- 1937 Rolls-Royce 25/30: Through a war and then some Autoweek article
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