An exceptionally rare example of this beautifully restored as required and virtually flawless 4-door saloon, with only 2,044 of these completely hand built cars ever built (1962-65) and with only very few remaining! This particular example boasts rare factory options of air conditioning, ‘Sundym’ reflective tinted glass, White sided tubeless tires, power steering, power brakes and power windows. Finished in a classic striking two-tone color of ‘Pewter over Silver’ with beautifully restored ‘Red’ Connolly leather hides and burled walnut wood and a simply stunning example with reported and believed to be some 45K original miles!
This particular original U.S specification example (Left Hand Drive Model) was imported to the U.S. from England with the car factory ordered and optioned with:
Cash Price of Car: approximately $15,655
Electric Windows $220, ‘Sundym’ Glass: $45, Power Steering, Electric Antenna, Air Conditioning $795
The car still retains leather-wrapped rear leaf springs and is undoubtedly a cherished and always garaged car which has no signs of any accidents and which is a completely rust free example – the floor boards, trunk and all the typical rust-prone areas are completely solid and rust free – see below undercarriage photos for probably one of the finest shots of an all original Rolls Royce Silver Cloud undercarriage anywhere!
The car is finished in beautiful and classic ‘Pewter over Silver’ exterior color paint which reflects like glass and the car has its original matching Rolls Royce hubcaps and a fully restored ‘Red’ leather interior. All the chrome work including the front Rolls Royce grille and bumpers is absolutely outstanding. The door panels, carpets, dashboard and the mohair headliner are all as new. The car has it’s original spare wheel still located in it’s rightful place of storage in the trunk compartment along with the heavy tools and toolbox. The car also has the original owners handbook.
Obviously always garaged with no accidents or damage history and owned by only obviously very careful owners for over fifty-five years – never abused! The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced Rolls Royce should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! This car drives very well – the engine is extremely strong and purrs like a sewing machine, the transmission shifts smooth with Rolls Royce’s legendary almost imperceptible shift and the engine temperature always remains cool. The car drives straight as an arrow with no strange road wobbles, shakes or rattles and is a truly remarkable and responsive daily driver!
The car serviced in recent years at the ‘Symbolic Motor Car Company’ of San Diego, CA; then at the renown ‘Jim Rickman’ of Pasadena, CA; and most recently at ‘Pasadena Motor Cars’ of Pasadena, CA where a full multi point inspection was completed at 45,445 miles last year.