1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe / LSVB 451 Chassis Information

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II photograph

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Drophead Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSVB 451
Engine # 475 BS
Sold for $220,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - Monterey.
Sold for $220,000 at 2012 RM Auctions - Monterey.
The Silver Cloud was introduced in April of 1955 and followed in the company's tradition of delivering in chassis form for bodying by outside coachbuilders. Rolls-Royce's companion marque, Bentley, had offered an in-house Standard Steel salon body from 1946, which was well received. The Standard Steel body had been available as a Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn from 1949, though initially only for export. The new Silver Cloud saloon was penned by Chief Designer John Blatchley. It was a close-coupled owner-driver sedan that rested on a new box section chassis of a 123-inch wheelbase. In 1957, a 127-inch wheelbase model became available.

Powering the Silver Cloud was the same inlet-over-exhaust (F-head) six-cylinder that was found in the last Silver Wraiths. A four-speed automatic was standard, with a four-speed manual available to special order. Drum brakes were power-assisted.

During the production lifespan of the first series of Silver Clouds, a total of 2360 were produced, of which 122 were long wheelbase models, a few of them with coachbuilt bodies.

In September of 1959, the Silver Cloud II model arrived. It brought with it an all-new aluminum overhead V-8 engine of 6230cc displacement. It came in two wheelbases and built through 1962, with total production reaching 2,717 examples.

This particular car is one of 107 drophead coupes built on the short wheelbase Silver Cloud II chassis by Mulliner-Park Ward and one of only 75 left-hand drive examples.

By the late-1950s, Rolls-Royce purchased H.J. Mulliner and two years later, folded Park Ward into the new subsidiary. The new Mulliner Park Ward Ltd. then became an in-house supplier of specialty bodies.

This Rolls-Royce left-hand drive model was delivered through J.S. Inskip to a Mr. H. Reedman, of Trenton, New Jersey. It came equipped with an automatic transmission and air conditioning, whitewall tires, electric windows, an electric antenna, altimeter, lamb's wool rugs, and an extra rear speaker with volume control.

This is an unrestored car with selective freshening. It has less than 80,000 miles on the odometer. The current owner acquired the car in the mid-2000s.

In 2012, this car was offered for sale at RM Auction's Monterey, CA sale. It was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $325,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $220,000, inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2012

Chassis# LSVB 451

2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$250,000-$325,000 
Sale Price : $220,000
2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$250,000-$325,000 
Sale Price : $220,000

Analysis

Chassis number LSVB 451 Auction Sales History
2012$220,000
2012$220,000

2017 3
2016 5
2015 5
2014 2
2013 3
2012 5
2011 4
2010 3
2009 1
2008 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$39,615$64,9993
2016$48,366$57,2005
2015$148,211$325,9895
2014$36,013$41,7382
2013$44,733$66,0003
2012$107,160$220,0005
2011$130,933$369,4464
2010$290,137$321,4123
2009$384,878$384,8781
2008$34,100$34,1001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon
Chassis#: SZD 353
Sold for $33,845
  2017 Bonhams : London Olympia
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Chassis#: SYD370
Sold for $64,999
  2017 Historics at Brooklands-Motor Museum
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Sold for $20,000
  2017 Mecum : Louisville
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud 2 Saloon
Sold for $29,530
  2016 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II SALOON
Chassis#: LSXC63
Sold for $57,200
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II
Chassis#: LSXC57
Sold for $47,300
  2016 Russo & Steele : Newport Beach
 
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II LONG WHEELBASE SALOON WITH DIVISION
Chassis#: LLCB80
Sold for $50,600
  2016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction
 
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II 4-DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: LSVB449
Sold for $57,200
  2016 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Sold for $42,350
  2015 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: SXC465
Sold for $302,500
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: SYD 310
Sold for $325,989
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Chassis#: SZD71
Sold for $20,215
  2015 H & H RREC Burghley House
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Sold for $50,000
  2015 Mecum - Rogers'Classic Car Museum 2015
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Chassis#: SZD71
Sold for $30,288
  2014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle
 
1961 ROLLS ROYCE CLOUD II
Sold for $41,738
  2014 McCormick's - Palm Springs # 56
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Chassis#: LLCC90
Sold for $39,600
  2013 Auctions America - California
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon
Chassis#: SZD31
Sold for $28,600
  2013 Bonhams - Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance
 
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II 4 DOOR SEDAN
Chassis#: LLCB21
Sold for $66,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LSVB 451
Sold for $220,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LSVB 451
Sold for $220,000
  2012 RM Auctions - Monterey
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II image  

No Sale

1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Saloon by James YoungLLCC22018 RM Sothebys : Monterey $225,000$275,000
1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud IISXC6512016 Coys : Mondial De L'Automobile Paris $40,000$50,000
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IISAE552016 Historics at Brookland $22,000$28,000
1961 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II ADAPTATION DROPHEAD COUPELSXC 1732016 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours d'Elegance Auction $300,000$400,000
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II DropheadSXC1232015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IISXC4732015 H & H RREC Burghley House   
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IISXC4732014 H&H Auctions : RREC Rockingham Castle   
1961 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II CABRIOLET 2013 ARTCURIAL MOTORCARS À RÉTROMOBILE   
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IISXC5572012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud IISXC5572012 H & H Auctions Rockingham Castle   
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead Coupé by Mulliner Park WardSYD 1182012 RM Auctions at Monaco$170,000$195,000$235,000
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II SaloonSWC 6602009 Shannons Auctions 2009 Shannons Sydney Autumn Classic Auction $35,000$45,000
1961 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD II DHCSXC1232008 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2008$62,000  
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible 2007 Bonhams, An Important Sale of Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia $275,000$325,000
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II DHC 2003 Bonhams MOTOR CARS $80,000$100,000
1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II DHC 2003 The Florida Collector Car Auction$115,000  

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