Hershey | Lot 361
1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon
$55,000 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
12 October 2018
- Elegant presentation of a desirable model
- Iconic Silver Cloud III styling
- Offered with Rolls-Royce Foundation build documentation
In 1955, the long-awaited new Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was introduced, and with its beautiful proportions was enthusiastically accepted by eager buyers. Very different from its predecessors, it was the last series to be powered by the reliable and long-lived inline six-cylinder engine, derived from the original Silver Ghost engine of 1907! The Silver Cloud II adopted a new V-8 engine, improved and made even more reliable for the Silver Cloud III of 1963. All three series were available as the new “Standard Steel Saloon,” introduced in order for the firm to remain competitive in the prosperous mid-1950s; they recognized the need to increase volume production with a standard assembly-line product, while retaining their long-held and highly respected position as a builder of very fine cars.
The Silver Cloud III offered here is an original left-hand-drive example, built to North American specifications and delivered through Gallagher Motors of Ontario, Canada; it was shipped from Liverpool via the Empress of England and sold to Dr. D.J. Kingsley of Ontario. The second owner, Rolls-Royce Owners Club member Donna Goldman of Florida, bought the car in 1983; the third owner was Bruce Reed of Pennsylvania, from whom the car was acquired by its current owner in 2011. Records for recent cosmetic and mechanical service in the current ownership are on file.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III’s excellent reputation has survived through the decades and remains a favorite car for many not only for its elegant design and luxurious appointments, but for its reliability and low-maintenance costs. This example is ideal for enjoyment by its next owner and will be welcomed into specialty car clubs and concours events.