1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Sedan Walk Around and Driving Video
Rolls-Royce introduced the world to the new Silver Cloud in April 1955, and the J. P. Blatchley-designed body was a radical step forward in styling compared to the preceding prewar Silver Dawn. The wonderfully well-proportioned car had a new air of modernity while continuing the Rolls-Royce tradition of high-quality, well-built automobiles. The Silver Cloud would also mark the last usage of the traditional and ultra-smooth 4.9-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, with a long history that can trace its origins back to the original 40/50 HP 1907 Silver Ghost. The car was offered as a four-door sedan or a two-door coupe or convertible, with several different coachbuilders available to meet the styling or appointment requirements of the most discerning owners.
This car is part of the Retro Motors Collection, which comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. View the full collection here.
Only four documented owners since new
Equipped with the rarely-seen factory air conditioning and power windows
Finished in the original Shell Gray and Claret two-tone paint scheme
A one and half year concours-level restoration was completed by Mark Schlachter of MetalKraft CoachWerkes of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the early 2010s
Fitted with gray Connolly leather with maroon piping, proper wool headliner, and Wilton wool carpets with black square-weave carpeting in the trunk
The beautiful burl wood veneer interior wood trim is complimented by the custom matching steering wheel by Rau Restorations of Los Angeles, California
Multiple award winner with the Rolls-Royce Owners Club and concours d’elegance events
Retaining its original numbers-matching engine per the accompanying build sheet
Displaying 92,106 miles on the odometer at the time of listing
Seating for five
Spacious carpet-lined trunk
Rear tray tables and armrests
Sony AM/FM/Minidisc radio
Push-button AM radio
Power-assisted drum brakes
Auxiliary driving lights
Electric windshield wipers
Push-button AM radio inoperative
The driver’s side rear window is inoperable from the driver’s master window controls
Rolls-Royce Foundation documentation of its original build specifications
Ownership history documentation
USB drive of restoration images
This Silver Cloud was built for the United States as purchased by its original owner in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, on 27 April 1959 for $8,600. The car was sold in June 1983, and the second owner moved it to their home in Birmingham, Michigan, keeping the car for a short while; the third owner purchased it in 1985 and retained ownership until it was sold to the Texas-based consignor in 2016.
Additional Notes A Broad Arrow Group Car Specialist is working as an agent on behalf of the owner for this vehicle. Contact: Hunter Harris Phone: 772.925.9304 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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