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1958 Rolls-Royce Silvercloud II

Rolls-Royce Silvercloud II

The Silver Cloud was Rolls-Royce’s main product from April 1955 until March 1966. It replaced the Silver Dawn and was, in turn, replaced by the Silver Shadow. The design, mainly by J.P. Blatchley, was a major change from the pre-war models and the highly derivative Silver Dawn. But construction was still split into chassis - a simple steel box section, welded together and very rigid - and pressed steel and aluminium coachwork. The car was 5.38 m long, 1.90 m wide, and massed 1.95 t.

When the Silver Cloud II was introduced in 1959, the most remarkable innovation was an all-aluminium 6.2 L V8 engine. It pushed the car’s weight to 2.11 tonnes, but performance - mainly in acceleration and torque - was greatly improved and top speed was raised to 183 km/h. Rolls-Royces 90s models were still equipped with the same engine

Externally the Silver Cloud II had not changed much. With its technical features, its impressive shape and elegant interior it was the almost identical twin of the Bentley S (only the radiators and badges differed). The Silver Cloud II was tremendously successful in the US, and the slogan coined by David Ogilvys advertising agency “At 60 mph the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric clock” became a classic of its own.

During the ten-year production span less than 2800 Silver Cloud II models were manufactured. This Rolls-Royce is one of them!

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Car information

Vehicle basics

Year 1958   Vehicle style Sedan

Exterior details

Color grey two-tone   Restoration history Fully restored
Condition of exterior Very good      

Interior details

Color grey   Seat material leather
Condition of interior Very good   Restoration history Fully restored

Engine details

Engine configuration 6 cylinder   Engine size 4900cc
Engine history Overhauled   Engine condition Running

Transmission details

Transmission type Automatic   Drive train Rear-wheel drive

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