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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 12:13 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:01 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 11:33 am 
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Silver Cloud, not Silver Wraith


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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:20 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 12:08 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:06 pm 
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Hello everyone

I'm the proud new owner of a 1953 Silver Wraith with coachwork by Hooper (chassis BLW15, registration BHC888, design 8381). It's been neglected over the last few years so is having a bare-metal repaint, and the wood, leather, carpets etc will also need restoring or replacing. While I do love originality, it's too far gone in most places and these cars deserve to look their best. Thankfully it seems to be mechanically sound.

I'll post some photos of the restoration in due course. As most of you probably already know, the Hooper & Co archives are held by the Science Museum and can be viewed in London by prior arrangement free of charge (copies can also be requested). I found an original design drawing for my car (0.75 inch : 1 foot) showing the hidden drawers for beer under the front seats (presumably for the chauffeur!).

This is what the car used to look like:

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It's had an interesting history, including an appearance in the film 'My Week with Marilyn'.

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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 3:57 pm 
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Does anyone know the paint code (or even just the name) for the blue colour above?

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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:46 pm 
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Jonathan, please contact the Science Museum in London, they have the drawings and the specs which will include the colours; the RREC in the UK hold the chassis cards and many other material


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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:54 pm 
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Some pictures of #BLW15


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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:46 am 
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Thanks very much. I've been in contact with the Science Museum and all they can find is a drawing (which is great, but doesn't show the colour) and a b/w photo. I'm assuming that RREC records wouldn't include the colour, as presumably they just supplied the chassis to Hooper?

I'd love to know who the woman in the fur jacket is!

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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:33 am 
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Which car is it?
1956 Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier wedding.


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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:32 pm 
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Some more photos...


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 Post subject: Re: Hooper Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
PostPosted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:06 pm 
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It looks like the 3rd photo in the second post here
viewtopic.php?p=1732#p1732

And this is a short film with this Rolls at the very end
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YiOKFzRHm14


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