Lot 20: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
Rolls-Royce launched the Silver Cloud in April 1955 and it was the company's core model range for the next 11 years. For the final iteration, the Silver Cloud III, the exterior dimensions were subtly altered, the interior remodelled and the weight reduced by some 220lbs. Engine improvements included replacing the 1.75-inch SU carburettors with 2.0-inch ones and raising the compression ratio to 9:1. The resulting extra performance allowed the 0-60mph dash to be completed in just 10.1 seconds and a mean top speed of 114.3mph. The obvious visual change was the adoption of four headlamps. Less noticeable were the slightly increased slope of the bonnet and the shorter (by 1.5 inches) radiator grille. This home market Silver Cloud III is a two owner example, the vendor of which believes but does not warrant the indicated mileage of just 19,747 to be genuine. A letter on file from the first owner's daughter shows '777 GXX' to have been purchased new from Broughtons of Cheltenham in 1963 and that the mileage is believed correct. The lower half of the car has just been resprayed and the vendor now regards the bodywork, Blue over Silver paintwork, Grey leather upholstery, V8 engine and automatic gearbox as all being in "good" order. The Rolls-Royce is MOT'd until the end of September 2012.
H&H Sales Limited, Newbury Racecourse
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|Registration number||777 GXX|
|Engine capacity (cc)||6230|
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