1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1965
  • Mileage 
    36 814 mi / 59 247 km
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    AU
  • Chassis number 
    SJR617C
  • Lot number 
    725
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Gearbox 
    Automatic
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
Year: 1965
Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Cloud III
Body: 2-Door Convertible RHD
Odometer: Indicating 36,814 miles
Engine: 6.2L V8
Transmission: Automatic
Colour: Ming Blue / Off White Hide
Seats: 4
Description/extras:
- Rare, factory right-hand-drive drop-head coupe
- 1 of only 100 examples built
- 6.2L V8 paired to a 4-speed Hydramatic transmission
- Very rare coach-built drophead coupe by H.J. Mulliner, Park Ward,
- Copies of build, testing and assembly documents dated 1965.
- History file containing details on previous owners, copies of build, assembly and testing documents from 1965
- Notable first owner - J. Arthur Rank , a key player in the British Film Industry

This rare, factory right-hand-drive drop-head coupe is one of only one-hundred examples built and was sold new by Jack Barclay Limited, London in September 1965. Masterfully coach-built by H.J. Mulliner Park Ward, this Silver Cloud III boasts its original colour and trim combination of Ming Blue over an Off-White Hide.

While being an older restoration, this vehicle has been meticulously kept by its previous Rolls-Royce Club owners and presents in an outstanding, original condition. It was optioned from factory with many desirable extras including electric windows, an electric aerial and whitewall tyres, making it a truly unique example.

Powered by a 6.2L V8 paired to a 4-speed Hydramatic transmission, this vehicle produces roughly 220HP and remains a pleasure to drive.

Accompanying this vehicle is a history file containing details on previous owners, copies of build, assembly and testing documents from 1965 and dealership documents from Jack Barclay Limited. Also included in the file are books about the life of the original owner J. Arthur Rank – a key player in the British Film Industry and the founder of the Rank Organisation, which financed movies such as Oliver Twist, Caesar and Cleopatra and Brief Encounter.

The Silver Cloud III marked another milestone in the history of Rolls-Royce and has become one of the most desirable models to date. Among the rarest examples of the Silver Cloud series, these coach-built vehicles provided unmatched comfort and performance for the era, leading to their success both at their introduction and as a collectable today.

Chassis: SJR617C

Sold unregistered

As with all vehicles sold in the Classic Car Division, they have been well looked after by their previous owners. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of vehicles, Lloyds Auctions are unable to physically inspect every aspect of each vehicle and the description which should be used as a guide only have been compiled after speaking with the owners. Lloyds Auctions sells these vehicles under standard auction conditions that offers no warranties or cooling off period. Please feel free to call the Classic Car Division if you have any questions relating to any vehicle. Inspection is highly recommended.

Lloyds stock #100961+1669

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