<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14

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Lot 173
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON
Coachwork by James Young Ltd.

US$ 225,000 - 275,000
£ 180,000 - 220,000
Amended
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON
Coachwork by James Young Ltd.

Chassis no. CLC 14

4,887cc OHV Inline 6-Cylinder Engine
2 SU Carburetors
155bhp at 4,000rpm
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
4-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Beautifully presented LWB Silver Cloud I
*Displayed at the Geneva Motor Show when new
*Highly luxurious Rolls-Royce from a bygone era
*Elegant James Young Coachwork with amble room
*Offered with Rolls-Royce factory and club records



THE ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD

Following the Silver Dawn, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud was introduced in 1955 with a curvy, Rubenesque body shell, designed by J.P. Blatchley. While maintaining the traditional grill and headlights, and hinting at the separate fenders seen on previous models, it was Rolls Royce's first move towards a more modern, integrated look. As in the past, the car was built on a separate chassis so custom-bodied cars could be built for those who wanted a personalized version of Rolls Royce's most popular model. The body was steel, with lightweight aluminum panels for the doors, hood, and trunk lid, foreshadowing the weight saving measures taken by many car manufacturers today.

Equipped with an inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed automatic transmission, and independent front suspension, the car could reach 60mph in 13.5 seconds and top out at 103mph if Sir was in a hurry, as reported in a contemporary review in Motor magazine. While the engine was carried over from the pre-war Silver Wraith, it was considered smoother than the V8 that followed in the Silver Cloud II. It also doesn't give up much in performance to its successor, and is said to be easier to maintain. When owners of ordinary cars were making do with two- or three-speed automatics, or even a manual transmission, the Cloud came with a four-speed automatic, a specification that has only recently gone out of date, some 50 years later.

The entire package made a very successful car for Rolls Royce, with greater production and a longer lifespan than any model that preceded it. It remains a quintessential Rolls Royce, with enough power to be used on modern roads, and a degree of style that only this marque can offer.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a lovely restored example of the first-series Silver Cloud. This car, chassis CLC 14, was finished at the Rolls-Royce works near the end of 1958, and was ordered through Swiss agency S.A du Garage de L'Athnnoe, and as noted on the cars factory build sheet, was to be displayed at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show. The new Silver Cloud was of the long wheelbase version, and had been fitted with the elegant Saloon coachwork as seen on the car today, by the famous London-based coachbuilders, James Young Ltd. The bodywork featured a division, and the list of options was quite extensive: Power steering, electric arial, Avon white sided tubeless tires, chrome plated wheel discs, wing- fog- reverse- and Le Mans headlamps, speedometer in kilometers and a high frequency horn. The built order called for the chassis to be delivered to James Young on the 5th of December 1958.

CLC 14's was delivered to a person by the name of H. Robinson following the Geneva Motor Show display. By the 1977 the Silver Cloud is known to have been owned by Maryland-based Rolls-Royce enthusiast James Nicholson, before being purchased by Albert Kimmel of Sacramento, CA in 1987.

A recipient of a comprehensive restoration some decades ago, this elegant long wheelbase Silver Cloud I presents beautifully throughout. The lovely burgundy exterior suits the James Young designed and built Saloon coachwork very well, and the tan interior oozes with class and luxury. Polished wood veneers are neatly fitted throughout the cabin, and fold down tables for the rear passengers gives the car a feel of a limousine. CLC 14 is offered with factory and club records, and is ready for showings or cruising in style and elegance.

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<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
<B>1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON<BR />Coachwork by James Young Ltd.<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. CLC 14
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