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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Evolution

1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I at Castle Hedingham
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The 1955 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was introduced with a 4.9 Liter six cylinder engine producing 155 horsepower – to move nearly two tonnes of luxury. The car was 5.38 m (212 in) long and over 1.9 m wide (75 in.) and a long wheel base model, added 102 mm (4 inches) was introduced in 1957 at a cost of approximately £5078 including taxes.

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1955-1959

IntroCar provides an outline of manufacture dates, design profile views by model range and technical specifications for the Silver Cloud I, II and III and quick links to parts for all three models here

Silver Cloud I Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 6 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in), from 1957 long wheelbase 3,225.8 mm available (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

The 1959 Silver Cloud II was introduced without significantly changed exterior visual cues, but offering a 6.2 liter V8 to improve performance and increase top speed to above 168.5 km/h (100 mph), which pushed the price to about £6092. The V8 fuel consumption was about 13 miles per imperial gallon.

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 1959-1962 

 
Silver Cloud II Technical Data:
  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124 mm (123 in) or long wheelbase 3,225.8 mm available (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III 1962-1968

 

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III was introduced at the Paris Salon in the fall of 1962. Autocar magazine tested the new model and suggested performance gains of “about 7%” which came from performance tweaks, reduced weight and larger carburetors.

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The previous two headlamp layout was switched to a four headlamp arrangement on the Silver Cloud III.

Silver Cloud III Technical Data:

  • Twin SU carburettors
  • 8 cylinder in-line engine
  • Aluminium alloy cylinder head
  • 4-speed automatic gearbox optional
  • Independent front suspension with coil springs
  • Semi-elliptic springs rear
  • Drum brakes servo-assisted
  • Wheelbase 3,124.2 mm (123 in) or long wheelbase 3,225.8 (127 in)
  • Tyre size 8.20 x 15

IntroCar lists full interactive Parts Catalogues for the full 1956-1965 Silver Cloud I, II & III model range here. It is arranged to allow drill-down by model to view systems such as “Air Conditioning and Heating“, “Electrical and Ignition” and “Exhaust System and Components“.

Silver Cloud Parts Catalog
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The catalogues list all components for Silver Cloud models including Original Equipment where available and branded aftermarket spares from the IntroCar Prestige Parts® range. A complete range of steering hoses is available for Silver Cloud models for example, which were specifically remanufactured to combat the noise and resonance characteristic of the current hoses supplied by the manufacturer.

Below is an example illustrated view of the Silver Cloud II Heater Matrices, Fan Motors and Ducting from the online catalogues which allows selecting any part number in order to purchase each of the individual parts.

Silver Cloud II Interactive Parts Catalog

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