Lot 257 - 1957 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
|Odometer reading||4,820 miles|
|Result||Sold - £20,500|
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 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 example of the Silver Cloud was first registered on 25th January 1957 and is presented in Tudor Grey over Shell Silver with contrasting red leather trim. Recent works have included a new master cylinder, the brakes were stripped, rebuilt and brake servos were replaced. There are invoices in the history file from Vale Classic Cars and Nigel Sandell Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists showing all the parts and work that was carried out, totalling to just over £3,000. This serene looking Bentley has the benefit of power assisted steering which was ordered from new (as shown on the copy of original build sheet) and the details on the original build sheet also confirm this is a matching numbers car. The paintwork is generally quite good with the interior leather showing patina and the woodwork is also generally good but has been replaced at some point in the past. Please note that the registration is non transferable.
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