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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Tyres


  • From 1946 to 1953 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith fitted 6.50x17 tyres.
  • We’d suggest the 6.50/7.00 x 17 Michelin D.R as it gives excellent comfort and Grip.
  • Our suggested 6.50x17 alternative is 6.00/6.50 x 17 Ensign F4 as it looks like a period Dunlop.
  • The recommended inner tubing for a tyre of this size is the Michelin 17/18H inner tube.
  • From 1954 onwards Rolls Royce fitted 7.50x16 tyres to the Silver Wraith.
  • We’d suggest the best tyre currently available in this size is the 7.50 x 16 Firestone.
  • The ideal inner tube for the Silver Wraith 16” tyres is the Michelin 16F inner tube.
  • This 1940’s and 1950s Silver wraith should not be confused with the later Rolls Royce Silver Wraith 2 of the late 1970s which was effectively a long wheel base Silver Shadow.

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    Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Recommended Tyres


  1. 650/700x17 Michelin D.R.
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    6.50/7.00 x 17 Michelin D.R.

    Starting at $475.44 $396.20

  2. 600/650 x17 Ensign F4
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    6.00/6.50 x 17 Ensign F4

    Starting at $367.92 $306.60

  3. 7.50 x 16 Firestone
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    7.50 x 16 Firestone

    Starting at $438.90 $365.75

  4. reinforced Michelin Inner Tube
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    Michelin 16F Offset Valve Reinforced Inner Tube

    Starting at $60.48 $50.40

  5. Michelin 17/18H RET Offset Valve Inner Tube
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    Michelin 17/18H RET Offset Valve Inner Tube

    Starting at $68.88 $57.40

  6. Other Options for Rolls Royce Silver Wraith Tyres


  7. 600/650x17 Firestone
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    6.00/6.50 x 17 Firestone

    Starting at $455.53 $379.61

  8. 6.00/6.50 x 17 Firestone Whitewall
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    6.00/6.50 x 17 Firestone Whitewall

    Starting at $549.78 $458.15

  9. 600/650x17 Dunlop Fort
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    6.00/6.50 x 17 Dunlop Fort
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  10. 750x16 Dunlop D2/103
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    7.50 x 16 Dunlop D2/103
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Rolls Royce Silver Wraith History

The Silver Wraith was the first post-war Rolls-Royce model and was made at the Crewe factory from 1946 to 1959. 
The first cars had a 127 inch wheelbase chassis based on the one from the pre-war Wraith with coil sprung independent front suspension and semi-elliptic rear with a live axle. The engine was also based on the Wraith, but had a new cylinder head with overhead inlet valves and side exhaust valves and initially a capacity of 4257 cc. From 1951 this was increased to 4566 cc and in 1954 to 4887 cc on the long wheelbase models. The braking system was a hybrid hydromechanical system with hydraulic front brakes and mechanical rears using the mechanical servo from the pre-war cars, patented by Hispano-Suiza and built by Rolls-Royce under licence. 
The long, 133 inch, wheelbase chassis was announced in 1951, and 639 were made until 1959. The last short wheelbase cars were made in 1953. 
Initially only a four speed manual gearbox was offered, but this was supplemented by a General Motors automatic option from 1952. 
This was the last Rolls-Royce model to receive a wide variety of bespoke coachwork designed and made by a rapidly declining number of specialist coachbuilders.


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