Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Extended Wheelbase
Launched in April 1955, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and its sibling, the Bentley S1, were powered by the final iteration of the W.O. Bentley-designed straight six. The Standard Steel Saloon may have fulfilled the company’s commercial requirements, but for clients requiring even greater exclusivity, England’s coachbuilders still offered bespoke coachwork, particularly on the long-wheelbase cars.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in June of 2011 at the Syon House, London.
178 bhp, 4,887 cc F-head inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic gearbox, power steering, power brakes, independent front suspension with unequal-length wishbones and coil springs, rigid rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs, Z-type anti-roll bar and electrically-controlled shock absorbers, and hydraulic front, hydro-mechanical rear brakes. Wheelbase: 127".
Source: RM Auctions