Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe (III) 1966 Design Interior Exterior – Dispatched in 1962, the successor Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III and its Bentley S3 proportionate utilized the V8 motor presented on the ‘Cloud II/S2 – however with bigger carburettors, new wholesaler and raised pressure proportion – and accompanied a four-speed GM-determined programmed transmission as standard hardware. Most evident among numerous progressions from the previous models were the selection of four-headlamp lighting, the nonappearance of sidelights from the wing tops, and a marginally bring down radiator shell. Inside there was enhanced settlement with isolated front seats and expanded space for back travelers. Remarkable as the last standard Rolls-Royce to utilize a different case, the Silver Cloud III stayed underway until superseded by the unitary development Silver Shadow in late 1965.
And the processing plant bodied ‘standard steel’ autos, bespoke manifestations from James Young and the consolidated firm of H J Mulliner, Park Ward Ltd (now Rolls-Royce-claimed) kept on being accessible on the ‘Cloud III undercarriage for those observing devotees sufficiently affluent to manage the cost of them. In reality, as the production line did not offer a convertible or drophead roadster, a coachbuilt auto was the main choice in the event that one’s inclination was Rolls-Royce-style natural air motoring.
Initially presented in 1958, H J Mulliner’s was the best of its sort, enduring into 1963; more cutting edge ‘straight-through wing’ outlines turned into the favored style from that point. Of the last mentioned, by a wide margin the most striking were those bodied in a style began by Park Ward. This configuration by Norwegian Vilhelm Koren, with its compelling constant front-to-back wing line, initially showed up, on the Bentley S2 Continental, in 1959 however did not get to be accessible on non-Continental models (both Bentley and Rolls-Royce) until after the entry of the Silver Cloud III and S3 in 1962. These ‘Chinese Eye’ models alleged on account of their inclining headlamp nacelles – constituted the larger part of coachbuilt variations finished somewhere around 1962 and 1966.
This is the penultimate Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé charged and the last one ever enrolled, consequently it is a vital piece of Rolls-Royce’s history. Initially supplied to the Malaysian illustrious family, undercarriage number CSC 81C was conveyed in June 1966 and was repatriated to the UK around ten years back by the Managing Director of the Bentley merchant in Exeter. The auto was reestablished by their gifted expert and added to his own particular private accumulation of exemplary autos. Since reclamation, the auto has secured insignificant mileage, despite the fact that this fantastically nice looking Silver Cloud III Drophead Coupé appeared in the film ‘London Boulevard’ and was driven by the Hollywood star Colin Farrell. Completed in midnight blue with dark cowhide inside, this Rolls-Royce typifies the five star nature of such a prestigious marque and notable vehicle.
Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mulliner Park Ward Drophead Coupe (III) 1966 Design Interior Exterior