For Sale: 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III in St. Ann, Missouri

Vehicle Description

SPECTACULAR RESTORATION BY MARQUIS SPECIALIST VANTAGE MOTORWORKS
JUST RELEASED FROM A RESPECTED PRIVATE COLLECTION
DELIVERED NEW TO FRENCH AIRCRAFT BUILDER DASSAULT
GORGEOUS FACTORY COLOR COMBINATION
RECENT COMPLETE SERVICE AND RECOMMISSIONING
DRIVES AND PERFORMS AS NEW
1 OF ONLY 94 PRODUCED IN LEFT-HAND DRIVE
ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS 6.2L V-8 ENGINE
RARE AND DESIRED LONG-WHEELBASE MODEL WITH DIVISION WINDOW AND REAR COMPARTMENT RADIO
TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
SIMPLY THE BEST EXAMPLE ON THE MARKET TODAY!!
A DREAM FOR THE ROLLS-ROYCE COLLECTOR!

 

OPTIONS INCLUDE:


FACTORY AIR-CONDITIONING
DIVISION WINDOW
REAR RADIO CONTROLS AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
BURLED WALNUT WOODWORK THROUGHOUT
PICNIC TRAYS TO THE REAR
POWER WINDOWS
POWER STEERING
POWER BRAKES
FULL LEATHER INTERIOR


The magnificent 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Long-Wheelbase Touring Limousine featured here is finished in gorgeous Dark Pine Lacquer over a beige Connolly leather interior surrounded by magnificent burl walnut woodwork throughout. This incredible motorcar is one of just 94 built-in left-hand drive and was special ordered with many unique features and delivered new to Dassault Aircraft Corporation in France. This Silver Cloud III eventually made its way to its second owner in Santa Monica, California who, after many years of ownership, sold it to its next owner who commissioned a no-expense-spared restoration by Marquis specialist Vantage Motorworks. Upon completion, it remained in his prominent collection until our acquisition. We have just performed a comprehensive service and recommissioning and this exquisite example is ready for its next caretaker. This is an incredible opportunity to own what I believe to be one of the very best restored 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Long-Wheelbase Touring Limousine on the market today! For the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who aspires to own only the very best!

 

Considered the Silver Cloud series’ pinnacle, the Silver Cloud III was unveiled in Paris in the fall of 1962. The most prominent changes were the inclusion of a four-headlamp layout. Additionally, the radiator grill was shortened, and the bonnet was given a slightly increased slope. An improved interior contributed to the 220lb loss of weight over the Silver Cloud II. The Crewe engineers were able to increase the power to weight ratio by 7% due to an increase in both the compression ratio and the carburetors’ size. The Silver Cloud III was the last Rolls-Royce model produced using body-on-frame construction, and the last example was finished by hand at the Crewe factory in 1966. Only 2,044 Silver Cloud III were built during the short three-year production run, which was the lowest of all the Silver Cloud Series. The Silver Cloud’s quality and craftsmanship helped elevate it from every other car ever built and showed the world how good Rolls-Royce was at producing an artistic masterpiece.

 

For all of you who are not familiar, Rolls-Royce no longer exists as it has for the past hundred years; BMW now owns it, and models are mass-produced. The days of cars being handcrafted by artisans in Crewe are now just a fond memory. This particular car was constructed during a time when Rolls-Royce was building the world’s finest motorcars with care and craftsmanship evident in every detail, and we are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor, or enthusiast who appreciates the hand-assembled quality that helped to make Rolls-Royce one of the most prestigious motorcars ever constructed.

 

Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III
  • Listing ID: CC-1585600
  • Price: $149,900
  • Location:St. Ann, Missouri
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Cloud III
  • Exterior Color:Dark Pine Lacquer
  • Interior Color:Connolly Leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Engine Size:V-8
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:407750
  • Trim Level:Long-Wheelbase Touring Limousine
  • VIN:LCEL84
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • Power Brakes:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Power Windows:Yes

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Daniel Schmitt & Co.
3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63074
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