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1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Perspex Top Saloon by Hooper [LELW74]

1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith [LELW74] in Les félins, Movie, 1964 IMDB

Class: Cars, Limousine — Model origin: UK

1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith Perspex Top Saloon by Hooper [LELW74]

[*][*][*][*] Vehicle used a lot by a main character or for a long time

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sixcyl FR

2005-11-08 00:01

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Comme quoi le très chic et très (très) cher n'est pas synonyme de bon gout et de beau...

sixcyl FR

2005-11-08 00:08

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Plus kitch..tu meures:
[Image: rollsroyce14qr.7666.jpg] [Image: rollsroyce54uq.8812.jpg]...elle a "frotté"
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Jane Fonda lumineuse...sous cet étrange toiture en plexiglas
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FordPrefect

2005-11-08 02:04

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Ca ressemble à la Rolls-Royce "Gulbenkian", commandée par le magnat du pétrole Nubar Gulbenkian à la carrosserie Hooper.

Link to "www.telegraph.co.uk"
(faire défiler jusqu'à aficher la diapo correspondant à cette voiture)

sixcyl FR

2005-11-08 07:57

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Merci FordPrefect, c'est bien la Rolls (Phantom?) à carrosserie spéciale Hooper...mais quel goût de chi...!!!!...y'a vraiment du fric donné à des cochons parfois...

cloud FR

2005-12-29 18:34

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La 3° Silver Wraith de Monsieur Nubar Gulbenkian fut livrée en 1956
De 1950 a 1955 Rolls Royce réserva sa trés exclusive Phantom IV aux chefs d'Etat
18 exemplaires furent construits
La princesse Elizabeth fut livree le 6 juin 1950, et commanda 3 autres Phantom
L'émirat du Koweit en fit autant,
Le général Franco en commanda à son tour trois exemplaires blindés,
Le shah de perse 2ex,
Le prince Aga Khan
Le roi Fouad d'Egypte,
Le prince Abdallah d'Irak + 1 Carrossée par Franay pour le prince Talal al Saoud Ryal d'Arabie Saoudite,
La derniere restant la propriété de Rolls Royce.

La Phamtom V ne sera produite qu'en 1959 avec un moteur V8

Nubar Gulbenkian ne pouvait prétendre acheter autre chose qu'une Silver Wraith
malgré sa fortume considerable ( Il touché 5% de royalties sur les vente de pétrole iranien à la Grande Bretagne) Ne regarda jamais à la dépense, grand amateur de fêtes extravagantes de jolies femmes, l'homme aimait étonner, choquer, et créer l'événement par sa seule présence.

Nubar Gulbenkian destinait cette Rolls à ses déplacements sur la côte d'Azur.
munie d'un pavillon en plexi intégralement transparent, la voiture possédait une capote avec des stores à enrouleur pour protéger les occupants contre les risques d'insolation. Cette Rolls délibérément voyante fut livrée avec une liste impressionnante d'équipements et d'accessoires à commencer par la radio stéréo et la télévision (en 1956 ).

le film les felins raconte l'histoire d'une femme cherchant à se faire remarquer elle et son chauffeur.
Pouvait on trouver une plus belle vitrine?.

antp BE

2005-12-29 18:50

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C'est une Phantom ou une Silver Wraith alors ? :??:

cloud FR

2005-12-29 19:06

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Une Silver Wraith

juergensmuda DE

2007-02-02 09:24

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Actually, I do not understand what is written in french here. ;-(

juergensmuda DE

2007-02-02 09:27

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She is currently for sale at Frank Dale & Stepsons (www.frankdale.com). Here what is written there:

Year : 1956
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Silver Wraith Long Wheel Base LHD
Coachbuilder : Hooper
Chassis number LELW 74
Body Type : Perspex Top Saloon
Colour : Dark blue and silver grey
Trim : Two tone blue and grey leather
History : We are pleased and proud to be offering Nubar Gulbenkian's important Silver Wraith. This car is unique and has a transparent perspex top with a fabric inner blind to keep the car cool inside. Air conditioning is also installed. We understand that he had the clear perspex roof fitted due to chlostrophobia he developed at this time in his colourful life. The interior woodwork and dashboard was also covered in leather, a signature point on all of his cars. It also has a rear speedometer fitted in the rear compartment.

After Gulbenkian sold the car it appeared in the film "Les Felins", released in the UK as "The Love Cage", which starred Jane Fonda.

The car then was sold in 1968 to a French nightclub owner in Nice, where it was re-painted in bright yellow and lived in the basement of his club, as a conversation piece.

Around fifteen years ago our French agent stumbled upon the car whilst visiting the club, realised what it was and who it once belonged to and made the owner an offer, which was accepted. The wall was literally knocked down with a sledgehammer and the car was dragged out on chains.

Having reviewed tapes of the film the car appeared in, the decision was made to restore the car to its former glory, a task that will be completed sometime in the Spring of 2007. Price on application.
Condition : Chassis number LELW 74

Undergoing full mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Can be viewed at our workshop in West London.
If you would like to make an enquiry about this
vehicle, please contact us Phone 020 8847 5447

wickey SK

2007-02-02 12:21

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juergensmuda wrote Actually, I do not understand what is written in french here. ;-(

this helps a bit: http://world.altavista.com/tr

silvawraith2 HK

2007-04-30 20:30

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This car, as well as the Silver Wraith Hooper Sedanca deVille seen in "Withnail & I" were both built for Nubar Gulbenkian, and are both on offer at Frank Dale & Stepsons. I have seen them both, and they are outstanding.

G-MANN UK

2007-10-06 01:06

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Pretty ugly isn't it?

G-MANN UK

2007-10-06 01:13

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wickey wrote
this helps a bit: http://world.altavista.com/tr


The hell it does.

chris40 UK

2007-10-06 09:21

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Gulbernkian's favoured transport in London:
http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/images/fx4conv_01.jpg
When built, this FX4 conversion cost as much as two Mark II 3.8 Jaguars. Gulbenkian was given to saying, "It can turn on a sixpence - whatever that is."

G-MANN UK

2007-10-29 16:10

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This has to be the ugliest Rolls ever, even uglier than the Camargue.

antp BE

2007-10-29 18:16

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I prefer the Camargue than the current Phantom :o

G-MANN UK

2007-10-29 18:56

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Well, I'll admit the Phantom isn't pretty, but I've never found the Camargue very attractive (considering how exclusive it was meant to be), not as nice as the cheaper and more common Silver Shadow.

-- Last edit: 2007-10-29 18:59:58

sixcyl FR

2008-12-28 10:05

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chris40 wrote Gulbernkian's favoured transport in London:
http://www.austin-rover.co.uk/images/fx4conv_01.jpg
When built, this FX4 conversion cost as much as two Mark II 3.8 Jaguars. Gulbenkian was given to saying, "It can turn on a sixpence - whatever that is."


Poor FX4 :(

ryantee82 US

2015-08-10 04:24

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^ That link is broken. :(

I like the design, actually, except something about the headlights doesn't quite work for me. Hooper applied same design (or some very similar) to Daimler DE-36 cars around the same era. http://www.conceptcarz.com/vehicle/z15970/Daimler-DE36.aspx

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