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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Cars

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1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mulliner Convertible - Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum
1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mulliner Convertible - Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum


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Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Cars Pictures

Modified 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe
Modified 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe

Auction Result: $185,000
1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe
1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe

Auction Result: $180,000
1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Mulliner 7410 DHC
1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Mulliner 7410 DHC
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I James Young Drophead Coupe
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I James Young Drophead Coupe
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I
1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Flying Spur
1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Mulliner Flying Spur
1964 Rolls-Royce H.J. Mulliner Silver Cloud III DHC
1964 Rolls-Royce H.J. Mulliner Silver Cloud III DHC
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
     

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

In April 1955, Rolls-Royce introduced a new and beautiful replacement for the Silver Dawn. Designated the Silver Cloud, the new model retained the traditional massive frame, seperate from the coachwork. Rolls-Royce invested large amounts of money to build this new chassis, which is fifty percent more rigid than its predecessor. This was due, in part, to the frame being welded together rather that using rivets.

Silver Cloud production from 1955 to 1959 was 2,359 automobiles, including 157 chassis fitted with custom coachwork.

Years of Production: 1955 to 1966
Total Produced: 7372

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

In 1959, Rolls-Royce introduced the Silver Cloud II, the successor to the original Silver Cloud, which first appeared in 1955. While similar in appearance, the most noticeable difference between the two cars was the introduction of a new 6.23-liter V8 engine, replacing the inline six-cylinder unit of the Silver Cloud I. Available from late 1959, the Silver Cloud II continued through early 1962, when the Silver Cloud III succeeded it.

The new V8 engine was a sophisticated design, and the Silver Cloud II was tremendously successful, particularly in the United States during the 1960s. Examples of the Silver Cloud II destined for America included many standard features, among them the smooth-shifting General Motors/Rolls-Royce Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission, power brakes, power-assisted steering, a radio, whitewall tires and environmental controls including heat, defrost and updated ventilation systems.

Few changes were made to the highly regarded standard steel layout of the Silver Cloud I, with four-door sedans in both short- and long-wheelbase models. Body styles also included the four-door limousine by James Young, the Radford four-door Countryman and the Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner. Total production for all variants was quite low, with only 2,717 Silver Cloud II chassis produced, of which the vast majority used the short 123-inch wheelbase. Of those, H.J. Mulliner fitted only 107 examples with Drophead Coupe bodywork. As a result, every example was a truly bespoke representation of its individual owner's tastes and exacting requirements.

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