The Silver Cloud was
Rolls-Royce’s main product from April 1955 until March 1966. It
replaced the Silver Dawn and was, in turn, replaced by the Silver
Shadow. The design, mainly by J.P. Blatchley, was a major change from
the pre-war models and the highly derivative Silver Dawn. But
construction was still split into chassis - a simple steel box section,
welded together and very rigid - and pressed steel and aluminium
coachwork. The car was 5.38 m long, 1.90 m wide, and massed 1.95 t.
When the Silver Cloud II was introduced in 1959, the most remarkable
innovation was an all-aluminium 6.2 L V8 engine. It pushed the car’s
weight to 2.11 tonnes, but performance – mainly in acceleration and
torque - was greatly improved and top speed was raised to 183 km/h.
Rolls-Royce's 90s models were still equipped with the same engine.
Externally the Silver Cloud II had not changed much. With its technical
features, its impressive shape and elegant interior it was the almost
identical twin of the Bentley S (only the radiators and badges
differed). The Silver Cloud II was tremendously successful in the US,
and the slogan coined by David Ogilvy's advertising agency "At 60 mph
the loudest noise in this new Rolls-Royce comes from the electric
clock" became a classic of its own.
During the ten-year
production span less than 2800 Silver Cloud II models were
manufactured. Our Rolls-Royce is one of them! Treat yourself to the
unique experience of gliding along in this royal automobile to savour
the wonderful scenery of the Cape. Enjoy your wine tasting or your
picnic at one of the enchanting wine estates and loose yourself in
yesteryear’s world. Our chauffeur will take you to the dream
destinations of your choice.