Rolls-Royce - Silver Cloud SI SII SIII
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was the main car manufactured by Rolls-Royce from April 1955 until March 1966. It replaced the Silver Dawn and was, in turn, replaced by the Silver Shadow. The design was a major change from the pre-war models and the highly derivative Silver Dawn. The main design work was by J. P. Blatchley.

 

The chassis was a simple steel box section, welded together and very rigid. Construction was still split into chassis and pressed steel and aluminium coachwork (unibody construction did not arrive until the Silver Shadow). The car was 5.38 m long, 1.90 m wide, and massed 1.95 tonnes. The engine was a 4.9 Ltr six-cylinder unit, the transmission a four-speed automatic. Brakes were servo-assisted hydraulic drums and suspension was independent coils at the front and semi-elliptic springs at the rear.

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Germany
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud -click for a larger picture
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud  1965
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III
Location
Remscheid
County
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud-click for a larger picture
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1962
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
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Location
Koln (Cologne)
County
Germany
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USA
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud-click for a larger picture
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 1961
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud - Marilyn
Location
Hollywood
County
Florida 33020
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Number of persons:4 Luggage:2 large + 2 small Minimum driver age:25 Gearbox:auto Power steering: Leather interior: Air conditioning: Audio:radio
The Silver Cloud II was introduced in 1959. Little changed externally but it now had a 6.2 Ltr V8 engine, which pushed the weight to 2.11 tonnes. Performance was greatly improved and top speed was raised to 183 km/h, but the main improvements were in acceleration and torque.

 

The Silver Cloud III arrived in 1963. External dimensions were slightly tweaked, the interior remodelled, the weight reduced by a little over 100 kg (220 lb) and improvements to the engine boosted speed and performance slightly. The headlights were changed to a four-headlamp layout remarkably similar to that of the later Silver Shadow, a model which the company had been brainstorming since the late-1950s. Official Rolls-Royce documents indeed state the four-headlamp layout was introduced to prepare customers for the radically new, then-forthcoming Shadow. A notable, but not particularly favoured among classic car circles, version is the "Chinese Eye", featured on the Mulliner-Park Ward coachbuilt cars, of which only about 100 were made and one drop-head coupe was owned by Peter Sellers for four years, and another by Lucille Ball, among others.

 

Source: Wikipedia.
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