A Portrait of the Artist
Owned by: Tulaji Rao Angre, Businessman
Dream Car: Rolls-Royce is my dream car which I have owned.
Next Car: Jaguar E-Type manufactured by Jaguar Cars Ltd between 1961 and 1974
1951 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER WRAITH
Defining the car, excerpt from Rolls-Royce. The Complete Works. The best 599 Rolls-Royce stories. “From inside it looks like an everyday Silver Wraith… But inside, the Maharani of Baroda had some optional extras fitted, designed to take a passenger’s mind off the tickling of the clock ..and some more, designed to make sure they looked presentable when they staggered out at journey’s end.”
The Silver Wraith made the scene at Bombay in 1952 which was ordered by Jawaharlal Nehru for Maharani of Baroda, Chimnabai Gaekwad the maternal grandmother of Maharani Gayatri Devi, Rajmata of Jaipur. It was the only car in those times which was given permission to drive at the speed of 20kph. After her demise the car was purchased by a family in Calcutta. “I bought the car from the family in 2002 and gave it for restoration in Pune which took 6 years”, says Tulaji. Roll-Royce Silver Wraith participated in 2008 Cartier Concours d’Elegance held in Mumbai, later it was on display at Rolls-Royce showroom in Mumbai for six months. After that the cars wind up at Gwalior.
ROLLS-ROYCE STYLE CHECK: Only 639 were made worldwide | First post-war Rolls-Royce model and was made at the Crewe factory from 1946 to 1959 | Cylinder head with overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves | Larger engine of 4887cc due to long-wheelbase | braking system was a hybrid hydro mechanical system patented by Hispano-Suiza | Last Rolls-Royce model to be delivered in “chassis only” form
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