Lot 240 - 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
|Odometer reading||56,681 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £33,000|
|Result||Sold - £32,480|
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as the last mainstream Rolls-Royce to employ a separate chassis, the Silver Cloud III remained in production until superseded by the unitary-construction Silver Shadow in late 1965.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 stylish example is presented in two tone dark and light grey metallic paint with a black leather interior resembling that of a cherished piece of furniture. With a recent full body respray and some light cosmetic work on the door cappings, this graceful vehicle continues to be pleasing to the eye. Mechanically in good condition and propelled by the smooth V8 engine, this luxurious Silver Cloud III is as comfortable to travel in today as it was back in 1964.
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