Lot 162 - 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
|Odometer reading||120,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £29,432|
- Power steering
- Recent brake service
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 grill. 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 155hp six-cylinder unit with inlet over exhaust valves; twin SU carburettors were added in September 1957 and standard was a four-speed, automatic transmission.
This delightful example of the Silver Cloud first registered on 26th September 1957 is presented in Tudor Grey over Shell Silver with contrasting maroon leather trim. Owned by our vendor for over a decade in which he has participated in several European trips including Italy, Switzerland and France. A car that is not only in very good order but also mechanically sound and well used, the vendor is selling due to a downsize and retirement but will be sad to see the old lady go. Specified from new with power steering, with huge seats that are almost armchair like in their comfort and the walnut picnic tables which are ideal for a Sunday afternoon cup of tea. In July of 2021 EJC 466 was treated to its 20,000 mile service to the tune of £4,433 and in September this year the brakes were also serviced for peace of mind. The smooth and effortless way in which this car progresses down the road is synonymous with such a prestigious marque and, some would say, this is Rolls-Royce at its best. Supplied with a V5 registration document together with a history file, this Silver Cloud is certainly one of the better examples we have had the pleasure to offer.
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