Distinctive: ’65 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud by Mulliner-Park-Ward
We wanted to find something to balance today’s finds. All three cars are English and could potentially satisfy the requirements of a majority of our readers. The other 2 listed below, are not too expensive, have loads of character and are fun. So we needed something big and big we got. The Silver Cloud III, produced from late 1962 through October 1965, was the final Rolls-Royce model with separate body-and-chassis construction suitable for the finest custom coachbuilt bodywork. The rare alloy-bodied examples by Mulliner Park Ward remain among the most desirable of all postwar Rolls-Royce models. Out of total Silver Cloud III production of 2,809 chassis, 2,555 had the 123-inch wheelbase, and of those, just 328 were fitted with coachbuilt bodies, including the Mulliner Park Ward Design coupe featured here, one of only 65 produced. Its clean and elegant styling carries a particularly rakish profile with attractively angled wheel arches, straight-through fender lines, smooth slab sides and distinctively angled quad headlamps. When new, these magnificent automobiles carried a sizable price tag of $26,500, plus the cost of optional accessories. This one is just beautiful with an interior you will want to spend a huge amount of time in. Maybe not driving. Just sit and read a book. Our research shows that this car sold at auction in 2011 for $104,000. The RM Auctions estimate had a range of $125,000 to $175,000 so the buyer got a deal. Out of the 65 alloy-bodied Coupes built we can’t say that this is the nicest one out there but if you like Shell Grey, you might want to take a run at this one. See more here at the eBay auction.