The Silver Cloud III was introduced in 1962 and retained all of the splendid features of previous models, plus modern refinements: twin headlamps, shorter radiator shell, sloping bonnet, lighter power steering, and a notable increase in power.
The original owner, an Atlanta businessman and art collector, specified electric windows, electric antenna, Dunlop whitewall tires, and “Sundym” glass, but did not want the model insignia on the trunk lid. When new, the car was finished in the elegant color scheme of Shell Grey with black Connolly leather upholstery. According to Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club records, this Silver Cloud was retained by its original owner for about a decade before passing to a collector in Indiana who kept it for over 30 years.
Enhanced by recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening, the understated Shell Grey paintwork is well kept and the original black leather interior is in outstanding condition. A Silver Cloud specialist familiar with the car recently described it as being quite excellent in every way, reporting, “…it is a car I’d be proud to own.”
The Silver Cloud III model, rugged yet elegant, benefited from years of production refinement. With a splendid reputation for quality, it is highly esteemed by collectors who consider that chief stylist John Blatchley reached the pinnacle of his career with this elegant and graceful design, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon.