1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Convertible Coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Grey/Black
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

This sumptuous Silver Cloud III convertible, one of 49 produced with left-hand drive, was first owned by the proprietor of a prominent menswear store chain. Originally delivered in Europe, the car was kept in Northern California after its first year of ownership.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud dates to 1955, with the first series of the new 123-inch wheelbase models utilizing a traditional Rolls-Royce six-cylinder engine. V-8 power arrived in 1959 with the Silver Cloud II, which in turn was superseded by the mildly updated Silver Cloud III during 1962.

Rolls-Royce carried over the aluminum 6.2L V-8 engine first seen in the Silver Cloud II for the Silver Cloud III. However, the fitting of twin SU carburetors to the newer model's engine boosted output to approximately 220 horsepower. (R-R routinely did not advertise horsepower ratings.)

The Silver Cloud III enjoyed relatively stellar success for a Rolls-Royce line—total production between 1962 and 196