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Lot 127: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

British Heritage + Classic & Collectors, Barons (30 July 2013)

Rolls Royce introduced the Silver Cloud model in April of 1955. It followed the production run of the Silver Dawn, and the relocation of manufacturing to Crewe. The new model was to be somewhat larger, substantially roomier, just as nimble and no less speedy. In addition, provisions were added for conveniences such as power assisted steering, automatic transmission and improved ventilation. Initially, 'sufficient' power came from a staid six-cylinder engine. The Silver Cloud Series II, introduced in August 1959 saw the introduction of eight-cylinder power. This offset the tendency for both production and coach built bodies, which had become progressively heavier. The final incarnation, the Silver Cloud III, began production in September 1962 and would be the last Rolls-Royce to have a separate chassis. Eventually the Silver Cloud would be replaced by the all new, unitary construction, Silver Shadow, in 1965. A total 2,044 Cloud III's had been built over a three year production run. Offered here is an example of 1963 vintage, which has been repatriated from the USA in January 2013. Finished in Ermine white with cream hide the car is said to be in good condition throughout with all electrics in working order, good hide, sound mechanicals and excellent chassis. The indicated mileage is 84981, which is though to be but is not warranted as correct. The car comes complete with MoT through to February 2014 and historic tax through to April 2014.

Lot Details
Auction British Heritage + Classic & Collectors
Barons, Esher Hall Sandown Park Exhibition Complex Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number127
Estimate£20000-£25000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1963
Condition rating2
Registration numberVEE 250
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCX595
Engine numberSCX595006451
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors