Lot 212 - 1958 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I (Long wheelbase)
|Odometer reading||91,300 miles|
|Estimate||£75,000 - £86,000|
- Significant recent expenditure
- A rare long wheelbase model with division
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was the core model of the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars range from April 1955 until March 1966. It replaced the Silver Dawn and was, in turn, replaced by the Silver Shadow. The J. P. Blatchley design was a major change from the pre-war models and the highly derivative Silver Dawn. As part of a range rationalisation, the Bentley S1 is also very similar apart from, of course, its radiator grille. The chassis was a simple steel box section, welded together and very rigid. Construction retained the traditional split between chassis and body which facilitated the provision of special bodied versions although, in practice, the overwhelming majority of cars were delivered with the standard steel body shell, produced by Pressed Steel, and employing lightweight aluminium based alloy for the doors, bonnet and boot lid. The engine was a 155bhp six-cylinder unit with inlet over exhaust valves; twin SU carburettors were added in September 1957, standard was a four-speed automatic transmission.
This handsome Rolls-Royce was originally supplied by Jack Barclay on 21st May 1958. Coachbuilt by Park Ward this extremely rare Silver Cloud is a long wheelbase example with a division. It is finished in the delightful colour combination of Tudor Grey over Shell Grey with red leather interior that has a delightful patina to it. Considerable expense has been lavished on this Cloud I by respected Rolls-Royce specialist Michael Hibberd Engineers. The walnut wood is in very good order although there are a couple of minor patches/areas that will require attention. However, this Rolls-Royce has had a new headlining, new carpets and lambswool rugs. She is also fitted with a new stainless steel exhaust system. The paintwork, whilst generally in good order, could do with a little time and investment.The fastidious and knowledgeable vendor has advised us that XAS 755 drives exceedingly well. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a history folder, we are advised she will be put in for anMoT test prior to the sale. What better way to travel than in this extremely comfortable Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I long wheelbase.
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