<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B

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Lot 6
Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION

Sold for US$ 50,600 inc. premium
Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION

Chassis no. LLCB80
Engine no. LC79B

6,223cc OHV V8 Engine
Twin SU Carburetors
185bhp
4-Speed Automatic Transmission
Independent Front and Semi-Elliptical Leaf Spring Rear Suspension
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes

*Ordered new by Elmer Holmes Bobst
*Original U.S. delivery, in left-hand drive
*Accompanied by nearly $100,000 in receipts
*One of only 258 long-wheelbase Silver Cloud IIs produced.
*Single family ownership since delivery


THE SILVER CLOUD II

Catering for the stately limousine market in the 1950s, Rolls-Royce offered the royalty and heads of state-only Phantom IV and the generally available, if somewhat dated, Silver Wraith. Following the introduction of the Silver Cloud, a long-wheelbase version of this more modern design was made available, with bodies closely based on the factory's standard offering. Four inches (100mm) longer in the wheelbase than the standard saloon and usually fitted out with an internal division, these bodyshells were extended by Rolls-Royce's in-house coachbuilder Park Ward (soon to become H J Mulliner, Park Ward) at its London works and finished off at Crewe. These long-wheelbase versions of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley 'S' Series continued after the introduction of the new 6,230cc aluminum-alloy V8 engine on the 'Cloud II/S2 in the autumn of 1959, offering a less expensive alternative to the newly introduced Phantom V. Only 258 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and 51 Bentley S2 long-wheelbase saloons were made before the introduction of the Silver Cloud III.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This rare, long-wheelbase version of the Silver Cloud II was ordered new on December 13, 1960 through Rolls-Royce's American distributor J.S. Inskip by Elmer H. Bobst. Mr. Bobst was a self-taught pharmacologist who would go one to become one of the nation's highest paid corporate executives—first at Hoffman-LaRoche Chemical Works and later at William Warner Company (later Warner-Lambert, now part of Pfizer). Additionally, he maintained close connections and friendships with Presidents Eisenhower and Nixon and left a lasting philanthropic legacy at New York University and beyond. About to marry Mamdouha As-Sayyid, his second wife, he was clearly seeking the apogee of luxury when he ordered his Rolls. Built to U.S. specifications and in left-hand drive, it was fitted with partial refrigeration (air conditioning), electric windows, tinted 'Sundym' glass throughout, an electrically operated rear glass division, and provisions for an electric Delco aerial that was installed stateside. Finished in Black Masons with a single Ivory pinstripe over beige hides with matching beige piping, fawn headcloth and Cumberland Stone carpets, there was no doubt that the occupants of this regal motorcar had 'arrived' before they even left their garage.

Mr. Bobst took delivery of LLCB80 at his Monclair, New Jersey estate on April 27, 1961, short after his wedding to Ms. As-Sayyid. The Rolls would remain with him until his passing in 1978 at which point it was acquired by his wife, the aforementioned Mrs. Mamdouha As-Sayyid neé Bobst, a prominent New York philanthropist in her own right. While she lived in New York City, the Rolls enjoyed a more leisurely existence in a tony Ocean Blvd compound in Palm Beach.

Receipts on file date back to January of 2000 and demonstrate a meticulous level of maintenance not often showered on these exceptionally complicated machines. Nearly $100,000 was spent on the car — $86,000 of which has been expended since 2004 when the car was damaged by a storm. Among the records are a mechanical overhaul by Foreign Car Engineering of Delray Beach, Florida in November of 2004 at a cost of nearly $22,000 and a bare metal respray by marque specialists Vantage Motor Works in North Miami in January of 2006 for over $32,000. The service history runs right up to 2015 with a clear expectation of faultless operation given the close attention to maintenance. In addition to the maintenance records, copies of the Rolls-Royce buildsheets are also included.

Mrs. Bobst passed away in the fall of last year and the Rolls has been in storage since. Barely more than 10% of Cloud IIs produced were long-wheelbase examples, and far fewer still were left-hand drive, U.S. delivery cars with a division. Showing beautifully today, there is little doubt that after the usual summer preparations following winter hibernation this beautiful, single family ownership since new Rolls will be ready to service its next, fortunate owner.

Footnotes

  • Offered on a salvage title

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car is offered on a savage title, and its title is in transit.
Contacts
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
<i>Single family ownership from new, originally delivered to Elmer Holmes Bobst</i><BR /><B>1961 ROLLS-ROYCE  SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. LLCB80<BR />Engine no. LC79B
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