March Automobile of the Month - 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month. Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile. The March 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith, graciously donated to the museum by Morris Goldberg of Dayton, Ohio.
This 1948 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith has a 127-inch wheelbase and is powered by a six-cylinder engine that produces 126 horsepower. Although by 1948, most Rolls-Royce automobiles had bodies built by the company, many Silver Wraith bodies were built by outside coachbuilders. This Silver Wraith features a Freestone and Webb saloon body and cost more than £3,500 (Great British pounds sterling) new. Because it was built for the English market, it is right-hand drive and features trafficators, or turn signals, on either side of the body.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org
Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s.