Lot 191 - 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
|Odometer reading||63,530 miles|
|Estimate||£30,000 - £38,000|
|Result||Sold - £48,160|
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.
This Silver Cloud II was originally registered on 15th June 1961 and has only had two previous keepers throughout its 63,530 miles. The condition of this Rolls-Royce is superb and has to be seen to be fully appreciated. The tasteful two-tone sand & sable paintwork is excellent and the spacious interior with armchair like seating is superb. Chromework is in plentiful supply, aesthetically this Silver Cloud is beautiful and in wonderful condition. The 6230cc V8 engine runs exceedingly well and the automatic transmission operated exactly as it should on our demonstration. Being sold as part of a deceased estate this highly cherished Silver Cloud II is registered on the original number and is supplied with a V5C registration document together with some significant invoices from Specialist Cars (South West) Ltd, surely the best example available anywhere today.
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