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Lot 164: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

Automobiles of Arizona, RM Auctions (20 January 2011)

Est. 216 bhp 6,230 cc aluminum V-8 engine, twin SU carburetors, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 123"

- From the final year of Silver Cloud production - Offered from the second owner, who acquired the car in 1980 - Extensively restored and with desirable air conditioning

Introduced in 1955, the Silver Cloud progressed through continuous development to the Silver Cloud II in 1959 and then finally Silver Cloud III. Introduced toward the end of 1962, the Silver Cloud III heralded mainly cosmetic changes, with the most notable being a new four-headlamp arrangement. Mechanically, it was claimed that the 6.2-liter alloy V-8 now produced eight percent more power than before, resulting in an output increase to almost 220 bhp. The Silver Cloud III sold quite well, with 2,376 examples produced from late 1962 until October 1965, when the Silver Shadow debuted.

This particular late-production 1965 Silver Cloud III shows just over 64,400 miles at the time of writing and benefits from the care of just two owners from new. It was acquired by the current long-term owner in 1980 and still presents very nicely. It was extensively restored by the world-renowned Junior's House of Color in Bell, California, and the sumptuous Connolly leather interior was trimmed by Al Krueger of Huntington Beach, California. Equipped with desirable features such as air conditioning and clear driving lamps, this Silver Cloud III comes complete with all the amenities that one would expect from such an exquisite automobile, including power window lifts. An ideal purchase for the committed Rolls-Royce collector, this late-production Silver Cloud III is an excellent touring car as well as an ideal entry for the many Rolls-Royce Owners Club events held worldwide.

Lot Details
Auction Automobiles of Arizona
RM Auctions, Phoenix , Arizona
TypeCar
Lot Number164
Estimate$100000-$125000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)$99000
Year1965
Condition rating0
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Chassis numberLSHS193
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