Pick of the Day: Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Estate Wagon


Has there been a automotive with extra prestigious connotations than a Rolls-Royce? It has been the epitome of the upper-crust for many years. Typically, it appears, it was extra concerning the particular person driving it than the automotive itself. A really particular instance, virtually like nothing else on Earth, is our Choose of the Day: a 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Property Wagon by H.J. Mulliner and Radford. It’s on the market on ClassicCars.com by a supplier in North Miami. Florida.

The Silver Cloud appeared in 1955 and was produced by means of 1966 when it was changed by the Silver Shadow. It could be newsworthy to you to study that the Silver Cloud I, which was produced into 1959, was powered by a 300ci straight-six; a V8 measuring 380ci didn’t seem till the Silver Cloud II, which was produced from 1959 by means of 1962. When the Silver Cloud III appeared within the fall of 1962, Rolls-Royce added quad headlights.

In fact, being a Rolls-Royce, there was a alternative of customized choices dealt with by coach builders. Whereas 2,238 Silver Cloud Is have been constructed, solely 121 chassis have been dealt with by coachbuilders. Of these, solely 4 have been transformed to Property Wagons by H.J. Mullliner and Radford. Radford could also be acquainted as a result of it turned famend for its Aston Martin DB5 taking pictures brakes.

This explicit Silver Cloud I, Sand over Sable with tan hides, was featured on the 1959 New York Worldwide Auto Present on the New York Coliseum. Although its storied historical past by means of 2003 isn’t listed, we do realize it was the topic of an entire restoration by Vantage Motorworks (the vendor) with “no effort spared.” It then made a splash on the commemorative 100-year anniversary Rolls-Royce show on the 2004 Pebble Seaside Concours d’Magnificence, the place it received 2nd Place. The next week, on the Rolls-Royce nationwide meet in Monterey, this wagon took a RROC Concours Class Award and, in 2007, it received its class on the Naples Concours d’Magnificence.

In response to the vendor, “This mechanically excellent, utterly refurbished and well-maintained instance will probably require no additional consideration to any facet for years to return.” This Rolls-Royce is a thoroughbred of the primary order and comes full with books and instruments, in addition to accompanying restoration information and FIVA certification certificates.

Maybe you don’t have to reside on an property to personal this 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Property Wagon, but it surely’s fairly attainable you must be capable to afford one primarily based on the “Contact Vendor” name to motion. In spite of everything, an identical automobile bought for $583,000 at Sotheby’s Amelia Island in 2017. Nobody mentioned bespoke fashion and a stiff higher lip comes low cost.


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