1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567

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1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon
Coachwork by Coachwork by James Young Registration no. CGT 404B Chassis no. SGT567

Sold for £ 129,375 (US$ 174,511) inc. premium
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon
Coachwork by Coachwork by James Young

Registration no. CGT 404B
Chassis no. SGT567
Odometer reading: 98,431
MOT: Exempt



*Rare coachbuilt 'Continental' model
*Present ownership since 2008
*Purchased from marque specialists P&A Wood


"In the twilight of their coachbuilding years, James Young had with these cars reached the pinnacle of excellence." - Martin Bennett, Rolls-Royce and Bentley.
Launched in 1962, the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and its Bentley S3 equivalent employed the 6.2-litre V8 engine introduced on the 'Cloud II/S2 - though with larger carburettors, new distributor and raised compression ratio - and came with a four-speed GM-derived automatic transmission as standard equipment. Most obvious among many changes from the preceding models was the adoption of four-headlamp lighting; the absence of sidelights from the wing tops; and a slightly lower radiator shell. Inside there was improved accommodation with separate front seats and increased room for rear passengers.
With the 'Cloud III's introduction, it was decided to allow Bentley Continental-style bodies to be built on its chassis, which was altered to incorporate the lower-raked Bentley Continental steering column and other minor Continental features. However, it should be noted that Rolls-Royce never referred to these models as 'Continentals', this term being adopted subsequently by the motor trade. One source quotes a figure of only 20 Silver Cloud III 'Continentals' produced by James Young, which clothed them in aluminium-panelled four-door bodywork lighter than the 'standard steel' offering.
The vendor purchased this Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 'Continental' from renowned marque specialists P&A Wood in April 2008. A copy of the sales invoice is on file together with a copy of the car's last V5C Registration Certificate.
The Silver Cloud III has been on static display for a number of years and as such will require recommissioning prior to road use. Please also note this Lot is subject to UK import tax at the reduced rate of 5% if it is to remain in the UK.


Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 58 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 15 /25
    Body Work: 3
    Paint: 3
    Glass: 3
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 3
    Axles: 3
    Suspension: 3
    Brakes: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 12 /20
    Seats: 3
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 3
    Trim: 3

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 6 /10
    Main components: 3
    Ancillary components: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 12 /20
    Starting: 3
    Running: 3
    Under Bonnet: 3
    Mechanical components: 3

    Car History File: 1
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 'Continental' Saloon  Chassis no. SGT567
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