For sale at the St. Louis Car Museum is a largely original Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III with 93,000 actual miles on the odometer. This gorgeous example is one of 2,044 built models and displays an exceptionally attractive Sand Irridesent finish over a Beige Connolly Leather interior. We are proud to offer this gorgeous classic Rolls Royce fitted with Air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, fog lamps, Coker Classis wide whitewalls and more!
About the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III: Replacing the important but not tremendously popular Silver Dawn in 1955, the Silver Cloud, offered body-on-frame construction that permitted both the typical Pressed Steel Company bodies but also alternate configurations. In its sophomore year, the Silver Cloud model introduced power steering and air conditioning to the Rolls-Royce line for the first time. It was successful but by 1959 Rolls-Royce sought to further separate itself from the competition and introduced a new 6.2L V8 to replace the old 4.9L Inline 6. This car became the Silver Cloud II and was equally successful over its three-year run, where power steering became standard and power windows found their way onto the option list. But it wasn't until 1963 that, what would become known as, ""the ultimate Silver Cloud"" would be released. This model featured a 100 pound lighter body with new quad headlights, upgraded 2SU carburetors replacing the previous 1units and 9:1 compression, the Silver Cloud III became one of the best high-speed luxury saloons of the 60s. Seeing as the newest Silver Cloud is nearly 50 years old, it should be the staple in any Rolls Royce collection based on its combination of classic styling with modern drivability.
About Our Available Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III: We are proud to offer a stunning 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III that is wonderfully finished in Gold with an Espresso Brown pinstripe over Caramel Brown Leather interior and is fitted with its original 6.2L V8 engine and GM-sourced Hydramatic automatic transmission. While Rolls-Royce was notorious for never publishing power figures for their automobiles, estimates put horsepower at around 246 and torque at nearly 340 lb.-ft., enabling this behemoth of a saloon to accelerate to 60 mph in under 11 seconds and on to an impressive top speed of 115 miles per hour! Notable features and options on this particular example include air conditioning, power steering, power brakes, power windows, fog lights, tray tables (single front and dual rear with ashtrays), rear vanities, front and rear bumperettes, windshield washer, stainless steel kick plates, chrome exhaust tip, rear footrests and more! This beautiful luxury classic also has an upgraded Sony CDX-C660 head unit with twin rear deck speakers. To add more unique character, our available Silver Cloud III example rolls on pinstriped Rolls-Royce hubcaps with Coker Classic L78-15 4-ply wide whitewall tires!
History on the car, as we have investigated, includes four owners. Purported to have been purchased from the original owner's estate in the 70s, the car made its way to Jefferson City, Missouri where it would join a sizable collection of antique and collector cars. This gentleman ultimately sold the car to the next couple in the mid-1980s who drove the car mostly around town but got as far as Dallas on a road trip. It was at this point in the late 80s (around 1988) that the previous owner bought the car. Also a native of Missouri's capital city, the car was enjoyed on sunny and nice days over the last two and a half decades. Included with the car is a small placard from the Rolls-Royce Owners Club 40th National Meet in Monterey, California in August of 1991. In 1994, the car received historic vehicle tags and began a life relegated to only the nicest Missouri driving days.
Upon the St. Louis Car Museum purchasing the vehicle in March of 2015, it quickly became clear that this is one of the best driving Rolls our team has ever had the pleasure of working with. With the addition of an electric fuel pump, the car fires immediately and continues to idle, run and stop with the smoothness and power associated with a Rolls-Royce. Continuing its history, the vehicle then sold to a family member of the museum owner, where it then traveled to southern Florida where it stayed for the past 5 years. While under this most recent ownership, the entire braking system was entirely rebuilt with new master cylinders, brakes drums, shoes, cylinders, and proper fluid during the summer of 2015. It accumulated just over 700 miles on the odometer during his 5 years of careful ownership where then this beautiful 60s Rolls Royce was mostly used for evenings out to dinner at the area yacht club. Today, the odometer reads 94,047 miles which are believed to be accurate from new.
St. Louis Car Museum's expert staff completed a full detail on the car that continues to hold an excellent shine! The exterior paint and chrome were restored some time ago, likely in the early 1990's. The original leather interior continues to show extremely well, with only expected wear in some of the contact spots and very little as far as wrinkling or deterioration. The wood is in fantastic condition with no cracking, with the exception of the windshield, possesses all original Triplex glass. Included are a spare (with all associated tools), small tools, and the original owner's manual. With prices of these classic Rolls seeing steady and consistent appreciation, we find that now is an exceptional time to grab one's leather driving gloves and get behind the wheel.
To schedule an appointment to view this beautiful classic Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud in person, contact Jon Faust at (800)957-5707 or by emailing email@example.com. Finance & Shipping options available to those who qualify!