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Coachwork by Mulliner Park Ward
Rolls-Royce in 1955 introduced the Silver Cloud, and buyers greeted it enthusiastically. Of the three models of this highly popular Cloud/Bentley S series built between 1955 and 1966, the refined Silver Cloud III remains the most desirable. Rolls-Royce constructed 15,414 units, of which fewer than 200 were coachbuilt cars, generally made to the customers’ exacting specifications. The Silver Cloud offered here is one of just 92 examples that Mulliner Park Ward crafted with design no. 2022, an elegant saloon with a division window.
This example, chassis LCGL1, was built on special order to US specifications. It was optioned with electric windows, antenna, and division window; a radio; Sundym glass; and Lucas fog lamps. Today, it wears its attractive original livery of Mason’s Black paint, while the luxuriously appointed interior compartment features beautifully preserved Beige Connolly leather hides, as well as fawn wool headlining, Cumberland stone wool carpets, and burl-wood veneers. This graceful Cloud III is extremely presentable throughout and has even retained its hand and road tools. The car’s desirable specification and provenance are supported by various ownership records and build documents supplied by the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club.
Only a handful of these elegant long-wheelbase cars with factory-installed partitions were ever produced. Rare, and handsome in its presentation, this Rolls-Royce is sure to impress the discerning collector.