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Lot 381: 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

At the end of the 1950s the Rolls-Royce six-cylinder engine was at the limit of its development, and though top speed was still excellent the acceleration was becoming modest when compared to the American luxury competition. Rolls-Royce had been developing a V8 engine for some years, and finally introduced it in the Autumn of 1959. The new unit was all-aluminium and featured steel wet liners, whilst displacement went up to 6230 c.c. Thanks to this the top speed of the Cloud, renamed the Cloud II in this guise, jumped to 113 m.p.h. Acceleration was improved as well, with the 0-60 m.p.h. time of 14.2 for the Cloud II's predecessor being reduced to 10.9 seconds, a very noteworthy achievement. The Cloud III model introduced a further up-rated engine with larger SU carburettors, and a higher compression ratio yielding an additional 15 b.h.p. There was also more power assistance for the steering. Externally the model was readily recognizable by the provision of paired headlamp mountings, and shortening of the radiator grille. This example was sold to its first owner in California, it is therefore a rare oribinal left hand drive version. It has benefitted from careful maintenance in the hands of its current owner and retains all of its original fixtures and fittings. The car is finished in masons black with contrasting red interior. A fine and majestic Rolls Royce it will continue to give first class motoring to its next fortunate owner. Questo esemplare stato venduto nuovo in California, ed quindi uno dei pochi costruiti originariamente con guida a sinistra. E' stata curata costantemente dal suo attuale proprietario, tutti i componenti sono corretti per il modello, ed presentata con vernice nera con elegantissimi interni rossi.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number381
Estimate£48000-£52000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1964
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Registration numberPC 445128
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Chassis numberB190 LGV
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