16th Mar, 2022 13:00

Imperial War Museum, Duxford

 
  Lot 13
 

1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Sold for £33,750

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: EGC 443B
Chassis No:
SGT527
MOT:
Exempt

  • Current ownership since 2006 and understood to be just six owners from new
  • Subject to a full mechanical renovation while in the vendor's custodianship
  • The beneficiary of a c.£30,000 engine overhaul completed in 2018 by marque specialists Ristes Motor Company
  • Accompanied by large history file including copies of the original build records

Rolls-Royce launched the Silver Cloud in April 1955 and it was the company's core model range for the next 11 years. For the final iteration, the Silver Cloud III, the exterior dimensions were subtly altered, the interior remodelled and the weight reduced by some 220lbs. Engine improvements included replacing the 1.75-inch SU carburettors with 2.0-inch ones and raising the compression ratio to 9:1. The resulting extra performance allowed the 0-60mph dash to be completed in just 10.1 seconds and a mean top speed of 114.3mph. The obvious visual change was the adoption of four headlamps. Less noticeable were the slightly increased slope of the bonnet and the shorter (by 1.5 inches) radiator grille.

This UK-supplied example was manufactured in 1964 and was UK-registered in October that year, being supplied through A & D Fraser Ltd of Glasgow to a N. D. Hodge Esq of Maidens, Ayreshire. Finished in the complementary colour scheme of Burgundy with a single Gold line, matched with Beige leather interior upholstery with Beige piping. Understood to have had just six owners from new, the Rolls-Royce has resided in current ownership since 2006 and has covered approximately 100,000 miles (atoc) from new, with a mere 6,000 of said miles while chassis number SGT527 has resided in current ownership.

The Cloud III was specified from new with air-conditioning, electric windows, four-inch longer seat runners to the front seats and seat cushions reduced in height by an inch, two additional roof lamps, and combined parking and blinking lights. ‘EGC 443B’ has benefitted from a full mechanical renovation while in the vendor's ownership, notably including a comprehensive engine overhaul between 2017 and 2018 costing approximately £30,000 by specialists Ristes Motor Company (with just c.500 miles covered since). The complex air conditioning unit was reconditioned in 2012 with a new heater matrix fitted too. Accompanied by a large history file comprising copies of the original build records, paperwork and assorted correspondence throughout the Cloud’s life, previous MOT certificates (the oldest from 1979), a large quantity of previous invoices, and both a current V5C document and previous logbooks.

For more information, please contact:
Paul Cheetham
paul.cheetham@handh.co.uk
07538 667452

 

Auction: Imperial War Museum, Duxford, 16th Mar, 2022

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