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Lot 037: 1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III

Motor Car Sale, H&H Sales Limited (24 May 2006)

Final evolution of the Rolls-Royce Cloud Series, the Cloud III was launched in late 1962. Still sporting a silhouette made famous by its predecessors, it was distinguished by quad front headlamps and a lower bonnet line. Corresponding sleeker front wings sported indicator units frenched into their leading edges, while the imposing front and rear chrome bumpers wore more modest over-riders. Internally, the driver and front seat passenger gained separate chairs. Those in the rear benefited too, courtesy of a more upright back to their bench seat and narrower side bolsters. Mechanically, the independent coil and wishbone front suspension and hypoid bevel rear axle were retained along with all round drum brakes, power assisted steering and four speed automatic transmission. Though, to capitalise on the new model's smaller frontal area, the 6230cc V8 engine gained more power via a carburettor modification and higher compression ratio. Thus, the Cloud III claimed both a higher top speed and better acceleration than its predecessor at 116mph and 0-60mph in 10.8 seconds respectively. Finished in silver with blue leather upholstery, this particular left-hand drive example is described by the vendor as being in "all good" condition with regard to its engine, automatic gearbox, electrical equipment, interior trim, chassis, bodywork, paintwork and wheels / tyres. A very late Silver Cloud III, it is reported to have "spent most of its life in Washington USA" before being "imported to Madrid in 2003". Said to have had "all duties paid", it benefits from factory fitted power steering and electric windows. Believed but not warranted to have covered 88,000 miles from new, it is hoped that this "genuine and outstanding" Rolls-Royce will possess a new MOT certificate by the time of sale.

Lot Details
Auction Motor Car Sale
H&H Sales Limited, Syon Park
TypeCar
Lot Number037
Estimate£28000-£34000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£27000
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1965
Condition rating0
Registration numberT.B.A.
Mileage-
Chassis numberLSHS21
Engine numberT.B.A.
Engine capacity (cc)6250
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors