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1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II information
RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
High bid of $185,000 at
2010 RM Auctions.
(did not sell)
There were just 2,717 examples of the Silver Cloud II chassis produced, of which most rested on the short 123-inch wheelbase. Of this, just 107 examples were clothed in H.J. Mulliner coachwork in drophead Coupe configuration.
This Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe wears coachwork by H.J. Mulliner. Its early history is not fully known; it was acquired by Richard Gorman's Vintage Motorworks of Miami, Florida on November 13th of 1984 in original condition with 57,000 miles from new. At the time, it was finished in Shell Grey, with a black convertible top, matching interior and an original air conditioner.
The car was sold on February 4th of 1985 to Mr. Edward Hand. At the time, the car had just 57,168 miles. It was used sparingly over the next decade. It was sold in February of 1995 by Vantage Motorworks to Mr. Paul Risolia of Bay Harbor Island, Florida. While in the care of this owner, the car was expertly altered in appearance to suit their personal preferences. The front fenders, inner fender aprons, grille and hood were sourced from a donor Bentley sedan, along with Bentley hubcaps and exterior badges. Additionally, the top surfaces of the body were painted in a Dark Blue finish.
In March of 1998, the Silver Cloud was sold to its most recent owner, the late Mr. Fred Jones of Columbus, Mississippi.
In 2010, the car was offered for sale at the 'Automobiles of Amelia Island' event presented by RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Florida. The car was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $300,000. The car would leave the auction unsold, as the $185,000 high bid was not enough to satisfy the reserve.
By Daniel Vaughan | May 2010