Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

Introduced in 1955, the Silver Cloud progressed through continuous development to the Silver Cloud II in 1959 and then finally Silver Cloud III. Introduced toward the end of 1962, the Silver Cloud III heralded mainly cosmetic changes, with the most notable being a new four-headlamp arrangement. Mechanically, it was claimed that the 6.2-liter alloy V-8 now produced eight percent more power than before, resulting in an output increase to almost 220 bhp. The Silver Cloud III sold quite well, with 2,376 examples produced from late 1962 until October 1965, when the Silver Shadow debuted.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in January of 2011 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.

216 bhp 6,230 cc aluminum V-8 engine, twin SU carburetors, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with upper and lower A-arms with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, and four-wheel servo-assisted hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 123"

Source: RM Auctions

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