The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud model was produced from 1955 to 1966. It is successor of the Silver Dawn range and the predecessor of the Silver Shadow range. Cars from this series are for passionate collectors and vintage automobile devotees. If you get a car in good condition, you can readily consider driving it especially in the countryside where there is little traffic. You will certainly enjoy one of a kind experience.
There are three generations of Rolls Royce Silver Cloud automobiles. There are a number of features that characterize the automobiles from all generations. They are massive, heavy and spacious. The glossy metal parts and the luxury interior of these models have become iconic. Indeed, it seems as if the massive metal grille is a temple for the Spirit of Ecstasy, the goddess mascot of the brand, positioned at its top. The automobiles from all generations come in three different body versions. The standard models have a four-door saloon. You can also choose between 2-door coupes and convertibles.
The first generation Rolls Royce Silver Cloud cars have 4.9-liter I6 engines capable of producing 155 horsepower and four-speed automatic transmission. An interesting thing to note is that the models made after 1956 could have an optional air conditioning system installed. Imagine what it is like to have a 1956 car with an air conditioner. The maximum speed that a Silver Cloud made back then will develop today is hard to predict, but at the time an independent test measured it to be 102.9 mph. This was a very impressive achievement.
The first Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Series II was introduced in 1959. The automobiles from this series boast with powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine designed entirely by the company’s engineers. Apart from having classy design, the cars from this generation perform excellently. As part of independent testing carried out in the same year, a 1960 model developed top speed of 104.7 mph and the acceleration from 0 to 60 mph took the amazing for the time 10.9 seconds.
The automobiles from the third and final Rolls Royce Silver Cloud series are lighter and more powerful than their predecessors. The engineers of the company reduced the weight by 220 lbs. They made the V8 engine capable of producing around seven per cent more power, according to estimates. The third generation models have a completely different interior in comparison to their earlier counterparts. It was even more luxuriously designed to reflect the economic prosperity at the time.
You can readily find a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud for sale. Contact an official dealership of the car market, perform an online search and check with any local dealers of vintage cars. There are many automobiles from the range still up and running. The sales prices are usually quite reasonable given the collector value of the models.