1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68

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Lot 575
1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon Project

Sold for £ 10,350 (US$ 13,074) inc. premium
1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon Project
Registration no. TGO263
Chassis no. SBC68

Footnotes

  • Introduced early in 1955, the all-new Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S-Type were conceived as replacements for the ageing Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn and Bentley R-Type. Fast (100mph-plus) relatively economical and cheaper to maintain than the successor V8-engined versions, the Silver Cloud is arguably the most user-friendly of all post-war Rolls-Royces.

    Carrying Jack Barclay, London door plaques, this Silver Cloud was sold new via Rolls-Royce agents W Watson & Sons of Liverpool to a Dr Levick. After a brief spell with its second owner, 'TGO 263' was purchased by the lady vendors' late father from W Bowler & Son. The Rolls-Royce was then serviced regularly at the Crewe factory where its late owner struck up many friendships with the staff, some of whom were invited to his home for supper. The accompanying owner's handbook is signed by Doug Fox, one of the Crewe employees.

    In 1978, the vendors' father prepared the Silver Cloud for storage, even going so far as to raise it on jacks to preserve the tyres. The car remained in dry storage until its rediscovery following the owner's death in 2015. Accompanying paperwork consists of a (copy) old-style logbook, V5 registration document, and expired MoTs for the period 1969-1977. In need of full restoration, this potentially most rewarding project is sold strictly as viewed.
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1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68
1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68
1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68
1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68
1956 Rolls-Royce  Silver Cloud Saloon Project  Chassis no. SBC68
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