Lot 268 - 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
|Odometer reading||22,500 miles|
|Estimate||£22,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,500|
The Silver Cloud II was introduced in 1959 replacing the Silver Cloud I. Little changed externally but it now had a 6.2 litre, V8 engine which pushed the weight to 2.11 tonnes. Performance, however, was greatly improved and top speed was now raised to 114mph. The main improvements though were in acceleration and torque. Power steering became standard and electrically operated windows were now available as an option. The basic architecture of the Silver Cloud II did not change between 1959 and 1963 but there were numerous minor changes implemented, notable among them a succession of improvements to the ventilation system. Interior changes in 1961 included the adoption of blue instrument lighting, the introduction of a combined indicator/headlamp flasher switch and of a handbrake warming light.
Presented in Tudor Silver and Shell Grey with St. James' Red Connolly hide, this Rolls-Royce represents the establishment of the early 1960's period with sympathetic restoration works having been carried out to thorough standards. The coachwork is in superb condition with excellent panel fit; chrome bodywork parts have been partially re-plated and bumpers totally restored, a new front windscreen allows a clear view ahead. The engine is in fine order with the carburettors and top end ancillaries refurbished by a period Rolls-Royce Engineer; the engine bay is nicely detailed. The four road wheels are fitted with recent tyres, the hub caps are coach-lined, as the swage line of the coachwork, in contrasting red. The interior headlining has been replaced to original specification in wool cloth by a Rolls-Royce coach trimmer. The walnut wood capping and dashboard were totally restored by Silvercrest, worldly renowned for the quality of their work and the rear seat door panels have a lovely patina. This Rolls-Royce has had a recent MoT test certificate and is registered as a Historic Motor Car with the DVLA, it is therefore exempt from annual road fund licence. With a lovely colour combination and looked after by many recognised specialists and professionals, this example starts on the buttons and oozes confidence.
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