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1955 1959 1962 1968

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1955

Silver Cloud

(Also known as Silver Cloud I, Silver Cloud 1)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1955 to 1959. It was somewhat old-fashioned even for the mid-1950s, when many manufacturers were turning to monocoque construction. But Rolls-Royce went with what it knew best and retained a separate chassis. This meant that the standard pressed steel body could be used or a number of coachbuilt creations bolted on instead.

 

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

1959

Silver Cloud II

(Also known as Silver Cloud 2)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1959 to 1962. The real revelation of the new engine was not its power but how quiet it was – V8s are generally quite raucous by nature, but when enveloped in the Cloud’s expansive body, occupants could still hear the clock ticking at 60mph, a characteristic the company enthusiastically trumped about what it still called ‘The best car in the world’.

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

Phantom V

(Also known as Silver Cloud 2)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1959 to 1968. A relatively low-volume run of 832 Phantom Vs were produced, making it quite rare and equally desirable. A stately tourer through and through, the Phantom V was the preferred method of transport for some of the world’s most famous people, with owners ranging from pop culture icons of the day like John Lennon, to European royalty such as Queen Elizabeth II and King Olav V of Norway.

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 3,683 mm (145 in)
  • Tyre size 8.90 x 15

1962

Silver Cloud III

(Also known as Silver Cloud 3)

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1962 to 1966. A hint of radical changes just around the corner was revealed with the Cloud III of 1962, with its double headlamp units. These caused quite some controversy at a time when the 1960s had yet to completely start swinging, yet were undoubtedly more effective than the single lamps they replaced. They also managed to subtly update the looks without the need for major body surgery. 

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

1968

Phantom VI

This is a 4-door full-size luxury car sedan type, produced from 1968 to 1991. Listed as the world's most expensive car, the mighty Phantom VI was an exclusive cost-no-object car for a limited and discriminating clientele, indeed a Phantom VI was the motor industry's Silver Jubilee gift to Her Majesty the Queen in 1977.

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 3,683 mm (145 in)
  • Tyre size 8.90 x 15