1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II

Nice old Cloud II with tidy bodywork, lovely re-trimmed interior; ready made business opportunity?

Dating from January 1959, this early Series II Silver Cloud was, we gather, supplied to the USA - returning to the UK and being registered here in September 2014.

Re-finished in Porcelain white over beige leather, the car features electric windows, bench style front seat offering seating for six, rear picnic tray tables and period radio. Under the long bonnet, we find the 6.2 litre V8 engine introduced for the Cloud II, driving the rear wheels via four-speed GM Hydramatic transmission.

The car has been with our vendor and his Wedding business for the last 5 years and upon acquisition was treated to a top end engine overhaul and removal of the US spec Air conditioning system. This reputedly cost some £8,000 (although unfortunately no invoice is on file) by a Rolls specialist in Leeds.  The interior and head lining have also been replaced along with the dash and door top cappings re-veneered, new brakes and complete re-paint in Porcelain white.

Lovingly known as ‘Bridgette’, the car has seen sparing use as part of a wedding fleet of which the of its brethren are in this sale and shows 71,350 miles.  Starting and running with some pops and backfires when we moved it around, we are told it it needs a replacement cork gasket between the engine and carb which is affecting the breathing and air/fuel mixture as a result.

The history file includes only the V5C showing 1 former keeper since import and a note from the vendor on the car.  768 UYH is of course tax and MOT exempt, the car has not been presented for MOT since registration, but we gather, is in good order both above and below – but we would ask you to satisfy yourselves of that on inspection.

Documents: V5C only

For more information contact - will.daniels@brightwells.com

Reg No: 768UYH
Chassis Number: SPA134
Engine Size: 6230

Sale Section & Buyers Premium (ex VAT): Car 12%, Minimum £150

Estimate: £17,000-20,000

Lot 42

Lot ended

Wednesday 16/02/2022

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

£15,680
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