Luxury Clothed in Aluminum In 1955 Rolls-Royce introduced its first all new car since the end of World War II. In the tradition of ghostly names, it was called the Silver Cloud. Although it was available as a standard steel saloon, owners of distinction often chose to purchase only the chassis and drivetrain and have their own custom bodies designed and built to their specifications.
This motorcar, built by H.J. Mulliner to design number 7410, was the coachbuilder's Earl's Court Motor Show car in 1958 and features all aluminum alloy construction. Its Whitehall Grey over Rose Beige finish is completely original, as is its stunning red leather interior. Each of its two owners have cared for it for exactly 25 years.
Only 21 cars were constructed with this particular body style. The cost was a stratospheric 9,000 pounds sterling when a standard Silver Cloud saloon was 'only' 6,000 pounds sterling.
This Silver Cloud I was delivered to Ilene Springer of New Jersey on January 28, 1959, at a cost of 3082 British Pounds, 78 Shillings and 15 pence (about $8,600 United States Dollars). This car has 89,000 original miles. It has electrically adjustable rear shock absorbers and power brakes were standard. Luxurious appointments included folding center armrests and slide-out picnic tables, ashtrays, vanity mirrors and cold weather shields over the door locks. It also has rare factory air conditioning and electric windows.