Hidden for years in a garage in Switzerland this Rolls-Royce Silver
Wraith has been found in 2014 by a gentleman more or less by coincidence
during negotiations of the estate becoming offered for sale. One result
was a motor car did re-appear that during the period after World War II
repeatedly had been employed as transport of Sir Winston Churchill when
he visited destinations at Cote d’Azure. A ‘windfall profit’ has been
the chassis-number of a Swiss-registered Rolls-Royce was no longer an
enigma: The car had been the property of Churchill’s literary agent (who
had been publisher, too, of the memoirs of General Eisenhower and of
Marshal Montgomery). Acquired in France from the first owner Baronne
Vanderheiden, the wife of Baron Louis-Marie-Charles Vanderheiden, the
new owner imported the car into Switzerland in December 1954. From then
onward quite frequently the car was used for tours to Cote d’Azure.
Coachwork of #WZB29 had been produced by Park Ward to their Design No.
45. The coachbuilder allocated Body No. W45 to their creation. It was a
slightly modernized development of the company’s early post-war design.
Although the lines obviously rooted in what had been en vogue during the
pre-war period. Worth a note that this Silver Wraith had not been fitted
with a division but was executed as a spacious and comfortable
righthand-drive Owner Driver Saloon.