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1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I

Chassis number : LSHF 169

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Sold for $671,000 at 2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island.
After World War II, Rolls-Royce began offering standard-steel bodied cars that could be produced quicker and provide added supplement to their custom and semi-custom line of vehicles. This began with their Silver Dawn and continued with their Silver Cloud I and has continued into modern times. Though these vehicles were produced in higher quantities, their craftsmanship and quality construction remained impeccably high. The designs were developed by custom coachbuilders such as Park Ward, Hooper, James Young, Freestone & Webb, and H.J. Mulliner.

Rolls-Royce did not list the horsepower figure that the engines produced, but it is believed that it was in the neighborhood of 180. The rear suspension was comprised of semi-elliptic springs with electrically controlled shock absorbers and an anti-roll bar. The steering was by cam and roller with optional power assist beginning in 1956.

From 1955 through 1959, Rolls-Royce produced a total of 2,359 Silver Cloud I's with 121 being constructed on a longer wheelbase. This example with chassis number LSHF 169 is one of only two Cloud I's with coachwork by James Young. It sits on a 123-inch wheelbase, has left-hand drive, and a two-door drophead configuration. The exterior is finished in black paint with the interior being of red Wilton wool carpeting. The dashboard and doors are finished in burl walnut.

This car has participated in the 2004 Pebble Beach Concours. It was offered for sale at the 2006 Gooding & Company Auction in Pebble Beach where it was estimated to sell between $275,000-$350,000. There was no reserve placed on the vehicle and the vehicle left the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2007

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2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $750,000-USD $950,000 
Sale Price :
USD $671,000

2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $350,000 
Lot was not sold

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon
Chassis#: LSNH178
Sold for USD$27,942
  2022 Bonhams : Spring Motoring Online
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Sold for USD$40,700
  2022 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON
Chassis#: LSJF158
Sold for USD$31,900
  2020 Gooding : Geared Online
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon
Chassis#: LSNH48
Sold for USD$34,100
  2020 RM Sothebys : Driving Into Summer
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Sedan
Chassis#: LSJF24
Sold for USD$31,900
  2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: LSMH21
Sold for USD$445,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Saloon
Chassis#: LSKG125
Sold for USD$58,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe
Chassis#: LSMH21
Sold for USD$473,000
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud
Sold for USD$21,450
  2018 Mecum : Portland
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: LSMH195
Sold for USD$428,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Estate Car by H.J. Mulliner and Radford
Chassis#: LSMH65
Sold for USD$583,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe by James Young
Chassis#: LSHF169
Sold for USD$671,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupé
Chassis#: LSNH144
Sold for USD$180,149
  2016 Historics at Brookland
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I
Sold for USD$98,055
  2016 Collector Car Productions - Toronto Spring Classic Car
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Saloon
Chassis#: LSKG39
Sold for USD$90,750
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: SNH14
Sold for USD$336,336
  2015 RM Sotheby's London Auction
 
1959 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I
Chassis#: SKG1
Sold for USD$33,108
  2015 Silverstone Auction - Classic Cars
 
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis#: LSMH57
Sold for USD$715,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe by James Young
Chassis#: LSJF202
Sold for USD$742,500
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I image  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud LWB Convertible
Chassis#: CLC43
Sold for USD$159,662
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Is That Failed To Sell At Auction

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Sedan 2022 Mecum : Glendale$35,000  
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Saloon CoupeLSHF1112018 Mecum : Monterey$300,000  
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I SALOON Coachwork by James Young Ltd.CLC 142016 Bonhams : The Amelia Island Auction $225,000$275,000
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I 2006 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction $275,000$350,000
1959 Rolls Royce Silver CloudLSKG912002 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2002$27,000  
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I FOUR DOOR LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Oklahoma City, OK$35,000  
1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I FOUR DOOR LIMOUSINE 2001 Kruse Auction Oklahoma City, OK$30,000  

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1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Profiles

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Convertible
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: LSJF202
Engine #: SF226
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Designer: Mulliner
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Estate Wagon
Coachwork: Mulliner
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Designer: Mulliner
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: LSHF 169
Engine #: SF 84
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Saloon
Chassis #: LSKG 39
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Convertible Aluminum Body
Coachwork: Mulliner
Build #: 7410
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Convertible Coupe
Coachwork: James Young
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Estate Wagon
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSMH65
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Convertible Aluminum Body
Coachwork: Mulliner
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSMH57
Engine #: SH28
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Touring Saloon
Coachwork: Hooper
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: CLC 14
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSMH195
Engine #: SH97
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Coachwork: Mulliner
Chassis #: LSMH21
Engine #: SH40
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Saloon
Coachwork: James Young
Chassis #: LSHF111
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I vehicle information
Drop Head Coupe
Designer: Mulliner