Chassis No. LSEV119
Cream with red leather interior.

Engine: V8, 6,230cc, overhead valve; Gearbox: four speed automatic; Suspension: front, independent coil, rear, semi-elliptic leaf springs. Left hand drive.

The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III is a significant car because it was the last of the Silver Cloud series, a series replaced by the Silver Shadow in 1966. The Silver Cloud III had the same basic V8 engine as the Silver Cloud II, although they had cured the early problems encountered on the V8. The horsepower was boosted by 7 because of higher compression and larger carburetors. The top speed was 115mph, 0-60mph was 10.8 seconds and the steering effort was lighter than the Cloud II because of increased power steering. The Cloud III is considered to be one of the most reliable Rolls-Royce models ever made. The body style was distinguished by quad headlamps on each side and a hoodline 1½ inches lower. Interior changes were minor however there was a little more room and the front seats were individually adjustable.

There were approximately 2,044 of the standard steel saloon made with 253 more long wheel base versions. In a few instances noteworthy coachbuilt bodies were constructed on the Silver Cloud III and provided the last chance the coachbuilders had to work with a separate chassis. This very rare example is one of the better known designs of a coachbuilt car and carriers the Flying Spur four door six light saloon coachwork. This was largely the result of co operation between Mulliner's chief stylist, Herbert Nye and the project team at Crewe, who had the idea of creating a distinctive fast Bentley model (upon which most were built) however it is still correct for a Rolls-Royce version. On the Silver Cloud III only around 21 Flying Spurs were built in left hand drive form and a similiar amount in right hand drive.

This rare and highly original vehicle has only had one owner from new, the late Mrs. Katherine Williams. It is also believed that this vehicle may have been the 1963 Olympia Show car as its chassis number is the first Flying Spur in the series. The chassis card indicates that the car was on test the 1st October 1963 and the Olympia show was also that month. The car was shipped new to Los Angeles where the car has always remained. The mileage from new and supported by documentation is under 57,000. It comes in its original livery which is now showing its age with crazing in the paintwork, well worn upholstery and some varnish lifting off the woodwork. There is quite a substantial service record between 1977 and 1987 since when the car has only covered another 1,000 miles. A low oil pressure reading in the car has been checked manually and said to be satisfactory. It comes with air conditioning, has an almost complete set of tools and two handbooks. The Silver Cloud III Flying spur is one of the most desirable of the rare post war coachbuilt cars. In addition to its fine provenance, it is the desirable left hand drive model.

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