1962 Rolls Royce  Silver Cloud II Long-Wheelbase Saloon  Chassis no. LLCB67

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1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Long-Wheelbase Saloon
Coachwork by Park Ward Ltd Chassis no. LLCB67

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1962 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Long-Wheelbase Saloon
Coachwork by Park Ward Ltd

Chassis no. LLCB67
• One of only 299 Silver Cloud II Long-Wheelbase saloons
• The height of motoring luxury in its day
• Not driven for some considerable time
• Requires re-commissioning

* Please note that this motor car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Switzerland.

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. The duo sported sleeker bodywork on a new box-section separate chassis - Rolls-Royce eschewing unitary construction for the time being - incorporating improved brakes and suspension, the latter featuring electrically controlled damping. Enlargement to 4,887cc and the adoption of a six-port cylinder head boosted the - traditionally undisclosed - power output of the dependable inlet-over-exhaust six-cylinder engine. Automatic transmission was now standard and power-assisted steering an option. 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.

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 (101.6mm) 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.

The long-wheelbase versions of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and Bentley S1 continued after the introduction of the new 6,230cc aluminium-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 299 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II and 57 Bentley S2 long-wheelbase saloons were made before the introduction of the Silver Cloud III.

This rare Silver Cloud II LWB saloon is finished in grey with a nicely patinated beige leather interior. The car has not been driven for some considerable time and failed to start when inspected. It will need a thorough check over and careful re-commissioning before returning to the road. The car comes with its handbook, handbook supplement, and service book.

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