Rolls-Royce is a name that conjures up images of garden parties, elegant black-tie businessmen and Gray Poupon. The post-war Rolls that best evokes this image is the Silver Cloud series, the last of the truly elegant Rolls-Royce cars and embodying the best blend of friendliness, craftsmanship and style.
These cars aren’t as valuable as previous Phantom models, but they have classic Rolls styling combined with more modern mechanics and easier maintenance costs.
Today’s pick is my favorite of the Silver Cloud series cars, a 1961 Silver Cloud II, which I like the most because of the original Silver Cloud I styling and Rolls-Royce’s first V8 engine. This makes for a classic style sedan that can cruise all day at 80mph.
This Cloud is a great car finished in the classic color sand-on-sand combination with a tan Connolly leather interior, according to the dealership in Marietta, Georgia, advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.
The car is well equipped with Nicely factory air conditioning, automatic transmission, power steering, power brakes, power windows, fog lights, AM-FM audio system and a full set of hand tools and the original owner’s manual.
The seller specifies that this Silver Cloud “belonged for many years to a Rolls enthusiast who proudly maintained it in excellent aesthetic and mechanical condition, but above all ready to be used and driven at any time”.
Paint, chrome, upholstery and interior trim are in excellent condition, the seller adds, after the car underwent a documented $100,000 restoration of the exterior, interior, leather, woodwork, shine and mechanics.
Following its restoration, this Rolls-Royce has been maintained to the highest standard by its proud owner, the seller notes, and the car remains in excellent overall condition.
The asking price is very fair at $69,950. Why buy a new Phantom for six times the price of this car, for which you can get true Rolls-Royce quality and elegance?
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Take the day.