1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead CoupeSOLD

1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM’s The Don Davis Collection event, April 27, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Don Davis.

Chassis No.
SEV337

Estimate:
$300,000 - $400,000 US

OFFERED WITHOUT RESERVE

216 bhp, 6230 cc aluminum V-8 engine, twin SU carburetors, four-speed automatic transmission, independent front suspension with coil springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, live rear axle with semi-elliptic springs and hydraulic shock absorbers, and four-wheel servo-assisted drum brakes. Wheelbase: 123 in.


The last traditional Rolls-Royce
Unusual factory coachbuilt body style
Wonderful condition throughout

The Silver Cloud III was a watershed car for Rolls-Royce. It was still traditional, which is to say conservative: the wood-framed, traditionally constructed bodywork still contained enough burled walnut to fill a law library, the engine was still reassuringly silent, and the interior was still more comfortable than most homes. Yet, Rolls-Royce also made its first nods to contemporary design, with quad headlamps, a lowered hood and radiator shell, smaller bumpers, and separate front seats, as well as more legroom for the driver—a nod to the increasing number of owners who were laying off the chauffeur.

Reference Number 213244

as of 4/28/2013

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Car 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupe
VIN SEV337 
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