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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Queen Elizabeth II & Duke Edinburgh Visit Nigeria

Here are some nice press photos of HM Queen Elizabeth II & HRH the Duke of Edinburgh on their visit to Nigeria.

The visit was held in 1956, and the car?

Well it is a 1952 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith LWB registration number ALW 11.

The body is very nice, and was made by Hooper & Co. Body No. 9867. Design No. 8335 being a 4 door cabrolet.

The lights embedded into the front fenders you don't see everyday.

Here is the car with a different paint job.

Rolls-Royce 1952 4 door cabrolet Silver Wraith ALW 11

Now with the roof raised.

The car was built for Nubar Gulbenkin Esq.

Rolls-Royce 1952 4 door cabrolet Silver Wraith ALW 11

Thanks rroyce0615 and Jimmy Tyler for uploading the photos.

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At 1:24 pm, Blogger Andrew said...

You're quite correct about the headlights. You do see them on the Hooper-Bodied 'New Look'Daimlers. Interesting coincidence, that, since the royal family would shortly transition from official Daimlers to Rolls-Royce...


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