Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, 1960, LHD. 49500 km (readout). Finished in 2-tone Shell Grey over Black with a Grey leather interior.
The Big News from Rolls-Royce in the early 1960's was the new 6230cc Aluminum Cylinder Block Overhead Valve V-8 Engine. Only slightly heavier than its 4887cc F-head 6-cylinder predecessor the new V-8 made Rolls-Royce's traditional “adequate” horsepower more than just adequate. Power was being diffused in the early 60's with accessories like power steering and air conditioning. The V-8 gave Rolls-Royce all it needed to meet ancillaries' needs and still leave most traffic in its stately wake.
This particular Silver Cloud is professional restored in the last 5 years by a specialist garage in the Netherlands.
The body was separated from the chassis, the chassis is sandblasted and new relaqured, the body was dipped in a special product witch takes all paint and plaster of.
The engine is overhauled with new pistons and liners, new bearings and overhauled cylinder heads.
Also the carburettor, igniton, steeringpump, steeringcilinder, steeringhoses, shockabsorbers, gearbox are complete overhauled.
The inside has new lacquered woodwork, new leather, new carpets and new wool sealing.
The outside has 5 ground lacquers and 2 finish lacquers. All chroomwork is like new.
All bolts and nuts are new plated in cadmium. The car looks from under till top like new.
All together a 1500 hours job. After the total restoration this Cloud has only driven about 750 km's. So one can say the car is new.
It is not strange this car has a 120.000 euro asking price.
|Build||1962||Exterior Colour||Shell Grey over Black|
|Serial No||LSZD325||Interior Colour||Grey|
|RHD/LHD||Left Hand Drive||Coachbuilder||Crewe|
|Engine type||V8 6.230cc||Airconditioner||No|
|Gearbox type||Automatic 4||Cruise Control||No|