Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
1955-1959, 2238 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Launched in 1955, the new Silver Cloud was the long awaited replacement to the Silver Dawn. The Silver Cloud was a substantial car and due to its longer chassis carried a standard steel, 4 door saloon body which it shared with its sister car, the Bentley S-type (later to be known as the S1). The Silver Cloud used a twin carburettor version of the 4887cc Silver Wraith engine, mated to a 4 speed automatic gearbox.
Coachwork consisted of a 4 door, steel shell mounted on a separate chassis, many cars were painted in elegant two-tone paint schemes. Interiors were well appointed with all the usual wood and leather expected by Rolls-Royce buyers, as well as options such as electric windows. Some chassis were supplied to coachbuilders such as HJ Mulliner, James Young, Hooper, and Park Ward although, by now, most customers preferred the standard saloon design offered by Rolls-Royce.
Production ceased in 1959 when the Silver Cloud 2 arrived, the Silver Cloud now became retrospectively referred to as the Silver Cloud 1.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|106 mph||12.1 s||0 s||0 mpg||0 bhp 0|