Chassis no: ALC1X
Registration: YLG 990
Vintage and Prestige are proud to offer this 1956 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud LWB For Sale.
This stunning Silver Cloud with incredible and well documented history was in fact an experimental model and the first Silver Cloud LWB produced and is featured in a huge variety of Roll-Royce publishing documents and books.
Finished in Sage over Velvet Green this rare example is in a lovely and very useable condition. On the road she drives beautifully and does not miss a beat, aided by factory fitted power steering this LWB truly is a pleasure to drive.
To capitalise on the success of the standard steel saloon Rolls-Royce introduced the long wheelbase version of the Silver Cloud, to be offered beside the aging Silver Wraith.
As reported in the official brochure the Silver Cloud is primarily designed for the owner-driver, but is often used as a business car, driven by the firm’s chauffeur. To meet this dual purpose specification a Silver Cloud with a longer wheelbase was developed.
The chassis was lengthened by 4 inches, so that an electrically operated division could be fitted between the front and rear compartments. Chauffeur driven with the division up, this car was suitable for the busy executive who wished to prepare notes, carry out confidential conversations, or simply relax. At other times, with division down, the LWB was a normal family saloon for weekend use or continental travel.
The 127 inch wheelbase allowed the fitting of a division without sacrificing legroom for the rear seat passengers. Reduction of costs and delivery times for the Silver Cloud LWB forced the retirement of the Silver Wraith the following year.
The styling of the car was elegantly treated, with the added 4 inches blending harmoniously in the general layout, without upsetting the original imprint of the car.
From the front bumper to the central pillar, the body is identical to the standard steel saloon, as modifications started from the stretched rear door. The rear window frame shape is new, squared and without a quarter-light, which was elegantly moved and reshaped on the rear pillar with a swivel opening.
The rear pillars descend harmoniously to the rear boot, which is identical to the standard steel saloon cars. The final result is a car with perfect proportions.
Originally numbered 28-B this early prototype was re numbered ALC1X in 1957 and used for transport at Hythe Road London before being sold to Weybridge Autos.
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