The automatically geared 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III on offer at Classic Park is an original LHD. The particular and eye-catching color combination with a dark gray and ice blue metallic paint, enhances the elegant curves of the car. A real impressive Rolls-Royce!
During its construction period (1955-1966), the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was the core model of the British company. With its 212 inch (538cm) length it was the longest of the "small" Rolls-Royces. The Silver Cloud, designed by J.P. Blatchley, was clearly a more modern design than its pre-war inspired predecessor, the Silver Dawn. Besides the grille, the Bentley S series (of the same company) was identical to the Silver Cloud. The traditional construction method, with the body built separately on the chassis, allowed renowned coachbuilders like Mulliner and Park Ward to offer their services to the wealthy clientele. The welded steel construction of the platform meant that the rigidity of the model increased with as much as 50% compared to that of its predecessor. However, the weight of the car was also increased correspondingly: 1,900 kg for the first series and 2100 kg for the third and final series.
In those years, Rolls-Royce used the following advertising slogan for the Silver Cloud: "At 60mph the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock”. Well known Silver Cloud owners were Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I (1955-1958) had a 4887 cc six-cylinder in-line engine that produced 155 hp at 4000 rpm and produced a top speed of 102 mph (165 km / h). The car was fitted with an automatic gearbox, its turning circle was a generous 12.70 meters.
In 1959, the Silver Cloud II was introduced. On the outside, the changes were minimal, but the engine now was a 6.2 liter V8. The top speed was thus increased considerably to 114 mph (183 km / h), but the most notable change was the greatly improved acceleration and torque. Power steering became standard.
The last generation of the Silver Cloud, the III, was built from 1963 to 1966. The adjustments to the exterior again were minimal, except for the headlights and bonnet. The top speed now was 123 mph (197 km / h). The interior was completely re-styled.
Automatically geared 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III.
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