1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Year : 1965
Make : Rolls-Royce
Model : Silver Cloud III
Coachbuilder : James Young (Left Hand Drive)
Body Type : SCT100
Colour : Black over Garnet
Trim : Tan Leather
Technical Data : Four speed automatic gearbox, power steering, 8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration engine, 6.2 litres displacement, 6230cc capacity. Drum brakes servo-assisted.

History

1962 saw the introduction of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III which was to be the final variant of the factory bodied standard steel saloon. At first glance it would appear that the all new Silver Cloud III was merely a Silver Cloud II with different headlamps. The introduction of the twin headlamps was clearly the most obvious change, but the differences did not end there. Further changes included the introduction of smaller bumper over riders and the repositioning of the front indicators and side lamps into one single unit on the front wing, resulting in an arguably more attractive appearance. Mechanically speaking the Silver Cloud III was issued with larger 9:1 compression ratio carburetors, improved power steering to aid smoother movement at parking speed and a Lucas vacuum-advance distributor to aid fuel consumption, making it almost identical in mechanical specification to the Bentley S3 Continental that was being produced at the same time. A wider range of coachbuilt bodies were also available to buyers of Silver Cloud IIIs. The adaptation style convertible bodies that had been available on the Silver Cloud I and II were again offered on the Cloud III chassis. H.J. Mulliner also offered their Flying Spur type coachwork only seen on Bentley Continentals before 1962. The Mulliner/Park Ward Chinese Eye style coupes and convertibles were also offered, built in limited numbers for those customers who wanted something a little different. James Young were also responsible for bodying some very attractive Silver Cloud IIIs with just a handful of stylish coupe bodies constructed. They also offered an option on the long wheel base Silver Cloud III chassis, which was known as the SCT100. It was built to at James Youngs works in Bromley, with just seven examples produced in left hand drive. Chassis No LCEL59 was supplied when new in May of 1965 via Inskip of New York to its first owner, Dr H.G. Watson of Deerborn in Michigan, finished originally in Tudor grey with scarlet leather interior. Later in the cars life it was worked on by Vantage Motor Works in Florida before becoming part of the selection of cars available at The Blackhawk Collection in California. It was purchased from Blackhawk by a collector in northern Europe and remained there for the past few years prior to our acquisition in recent times. The car has since undergone mechanical preparation to ensure correct performance and reliability, and also cosmetic preparation to showroom standard. It is fitted with very effective air conditioning that is ducted from the rear parcel shelf. Chassis No LCEL59 is one of just three SCT100s built without division. This beautiful Baby Phantom by James Young comes fully prepared for the next owners immediate enjoyment.

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