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.