Lot 203 - 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
|Odometer reading||54,900 km|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £22,000|
|Result||Sold - £16,800|
Launched in 1962, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and its Bentley S3 equivalent employed the 6.2 litre aluminium-alloy V8 engine first introduced in the Silver Cloud II although with larger carburettors, new distributor and raised compression ratio. It also came with a four-speed GM derived automatic gearbox as standard equipment. Most obvious among many changes from the preceding models were the adoption of four headlamp lighting, the absence of sidelights from the wing tops and a slightly lower radiator shell. Inside, there was improved accommodation with separate front seats and increased room for rear passengers. Notable as the last mainstream Rolls-Royce to employ a separate chassis, the Silver Cloud III remained in production until superseded by the unitary-construction Silver Shadow in late 1965. The Cloud represented a supremely elegant design and is often regarded as the last true Rolls-Royce.
This example has been imported from the USA to Europe and has had all appropriate taxes and duty paid; the documents for which can be found within the history file. The car itself has been restored, in particular the body, using white pearl paint, and braking system which required a new brake master cylinder. Some brightwork was also renovated and the interior has had some renovation with new upholstery. The engine reportedly starts on the button and the automatic gearbox is in great condition, fluent and quite. The engine parts are original; there is nothing in to be replaced. The carburettors are good but would benefit from tuning. With the best configuration for a Silver Cloud, this double headlight, V8 powered example, is priced competitively.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.