1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot III Limousine

Gorgeous Restoration, $175,000 Invested, Automatic, RHD


Harry's Thoughts

This is absolutely one of the most handsome Silver Wraiths that we've ever seen. The color combination along with the elegant and classic lines of the Hooper Teviot III are just perfect. This is certainly destined to join a wonderful collection!


PRICE REDUCED by $10,000!!  This 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot III Touring Limousine is considered the best looking and one of the most desired bodies on the Silver Wraith chassis.  WVH89 has benefitted from a no-expense spared restoration from 2001-2004 that is documented with a huge file of receipts totaling in excess of $125,000 (and this is not a comprehensive file, we’re sure) plus an additional $40,000 of detailed restoration, service and maintenance performed by its present owner.   This Silver Wraith would be competitive in most all concours events but would be sublime to enjoy through wine country or just to and from a wonderful dinner.  This was a restoration performed with the top experts in the world and was part of a collection of 50 Rolls-Royces, with few miles added since.

This Rolls was ordered new by JL Wild, Esq of JB Edwards & Co, Ltd in Surrey, England.  The chassis was completed by January 1, 1953 (originally built as a LHD chassis and then changed at the factory to RHD), and was delivered to Hooper & Co, Ltd on October 12, 1954.  Mr. Wild received the Rolls on November 16, 1954, and enjoyed it until December 10, 1962, when it was acquired by The Caterham Motor Co, Ltd in Surrey.  Then on May 7, 1965, the Rolls was shipped to its new owner Mr. Hugh Leighton in Ardseley, New York.

The livery is completed in Tudor Gray that is done in a more modern Phantom Gray (Paint Code PPG 01E3).  The paint is beautiful and perfect save for a few light scratches from being stored for many years in the collection.  The chrome is absolutely breathtaking as well as the stainless steel, all being finished by Paul’s Chrome.  Look closely at the grill surround, beautifully polished and brilliant!  It is very rare that we see such gorgeous chrome and stainless.  It is also complimented by the proper R100 headlights, FT 67 center spotlight and SFT 576 fog lights.  It also features the Heavy Duty Wilmot Breeden bumpers, which give it a more modern look.  The exterior is in overall gorgeous condition.

The interior is a gorgeous light beige leather and is actual Connolly leather and is nearly perfect in every way.  The leather is soft and supple and shows no sign of wear.  The matching beige Wilton wool carpeting is also excellent.  There is a Beige mouton sheepskin overlay on top of the rear carpeting that is beautiful.  The headliner has been refinished in a gorgeous complementary beige silk brocade and is absolutely stunning and elegant.   The leather was supplied by the Rolls-Royce supplier, the darker burl wood veneers were refinished by Madera Concepts and all the new bits were supplied by Albers Rolls-Royce, now Bentley of Zionsville.  Nothing was skimped.  Still installed is the original radio.  The liquor cabinet in the rear passenger compartment has a correct crystal bottle and the picnic tables and footrests complete the overall sense of pure elegance.  The fuel gauge and clock are not presently functioning.

The engine compartment is finished at a concours level.  Again, a significant number of NOS parts were acquired for its restoration, and it shows.  The engine and the entire engine compartment would compete well in any concours competition.  The venerable 4.5 liter six-cylinder engine performs very well, mated to the modified GM Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission.   The servo-assisted power brakes are also all comprised of new parts and work beautifully.  This car performs very well.  Even in our 110 degree F weather this Silver Wraith was faithful and repeatedly drove well.  The oil pressure is acceptable but topping out above 23 pounds and dropping to just below 10 pounds under idle.

The chassis is beautifully restored and is ready for concours competition.  Again, it is obvious that the restoration was setting out to be the very best.  And that it is.

This Silver Wraith includes most all of the large tools and oil fittings, jack, torch (flashlight), owner’s manual, etc.  But it does not have its tool tray nor the small tools.

We have this Silver Wraith priced to sell.  The Hagerty Value for a 1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith in No. 1 Condition is $188,000 and in No. 2 Condition is $108,000.

For more details and information, please text, call or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or  The Rolls is in our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot III Limousine


VIEWS 1955
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot III Limousine
1953 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Hooper Teviot III Limousine


BODY STYLE limousine
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 72,895
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Beige Leather
EXT COLOR Tudor Gray
YEAR 1953
VIEWS 1955

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The Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Teviot III by Hooper is considered to be the most Elegant of the Silver Wraith Limousines. The Teviot III was penned by the Royal Coach Builders Hooper.

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