15th Mar, 2023 13:00

Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire

 
  Lot 114
 

1957 Rolls Royce Cloud I
Current ownership since 1968

Sold for £28,125

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: PCB 555
Chassis No: SED149
MOT: Exempt

  • Two owners from new, having been purchased by the vendor in August of 1968
  • Offered with a history file including multiple service bills and the original purchase invoice etc.
  • Subject to a comprehensive restoration in 1988, with invoices on file pertaining to the work completed
  • Minimal use over the last five years

Launched in April 1955, the Silver Cloud was based on a completely new closed box-section frame that was reputedly fifty percent stiffer than that of the outgoing Silver Dawn. The newcomer's elegant Standard Steel Saloon body was penned by in-house designer John Polwhele Blatchley, the proportions of which belied its considerable overall length of 17ft 8in. Though the retention of a separate chassis allowed for the production of bespoke coachwork, all but 157 of the 2,360 Cloud Is produced featured the in-house offering.

Powered by an alloy-headed, 4887cc straight-six engine mated to 4-speed automatic transmission, the model utilised servo-assisted drum brakes all-round. The suspension was independent with coil springs at the front and featured a live axle hung on semi-elliptic leaf springs at the rear. Changes introduced in 1956 included the incorporation of twin brake master cylinders and the options of power steering and air conditioning. A test by Motor magazine in 1956 recorded a top speed of 102.9mph and a time of 13.5 seconds for the 0-60mph dash.

Handsomely finished in Silver Grey over Dark Grey with Grey leather interior, this Silver Cloud was purchased by its later owner in August, 1968. We understand he then became the car’s second keeper. Now registering some 144,798 miles, it was subject to a major restoration carried out in 1988 at 117,922 miles and invoices for this work are contained in the accompanying history file. Having seen little use over the past five years ‘PCB 555’ will require careful recommissioning before returning to the road however the Cloud has just received some minor mechanical fettling.

For more information, please contact:
John Markey
john.markey@handh.co.uk
07943 584767

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum | Duxford, Cambridgeshire, 15th Mar, 2023

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