Lot 145 - 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Lot 145 - 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Lot 145 - 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Lot Number 145
Registration AHJ 472C
Chassis Number SKP233
Engine Number SP116K
Odometer reading 88,074 miles
Estimate £28,000 - £34,000
Result Sold - £33,600

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as the last mainstream Rolls-Royce to employ a separate chassis, the Silver Cloud III remained in production until superseded by the unitary-construction Silver Shadow in late 1965.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 handsome Rolls-Royce is finished in the delightful two-tone colour combination of light green over dark grey. These immensely curvaceous cars are perfect for such colour schemes and the interior trim is a light tan, complemented by ample walnut on the dashboard, door cappings and rear picnic tables. This well looked after example runs well with the 6230cc, V8 engine offering the familiar purr; we are advised she drives well with no known faults. With seats akin to your favourite armchair, there is little wonder that these classic Rolls-Royces are becoming increasingly desirable. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with some recent invoices and handbooks, this Silver Cloud III is as comfortable to travel in today as it was in 1965.

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.

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