Model SC III Drophead - Automatic Transmission Body Type Convertible Price SOLD
Make 1955-1966 Color Brown
Year 1963 Interior Tan
Specific description A never corroded or collision damaged example of 25 left drives built, this beautiful automobile was originally delivered to Beverly Hills, California on October 16, 1963 and was resold thereafter to the famous New York Metropolitan Opera tenor, Sergio Franchi. In 1980 it became the cherished possession of a wel reputeded New York restorator who in 1989 commissioned our firm to carry out a Concours quality re-trim of the interior in Connolly VM846 Tan hide with matching 5202 Tan Everflex roof. A thorough refurbishment of the chassis, suspension and undercarriage was carried out at the same time. In 2007, in very well preserved and cared for order, it became part of the collection of the Acamdemy Award winning fil actor and highly regarded automobile enthousiast, Nicolas Cage.
We were fortunate enough to aquire the automobile wearing its first repaint to White in November, 2008 whit only 64.457 miles traveled in 45 years. One of our first clients and driends had long admired the Special Garnet exterior of LSCX257, the famous ex-Kurt Juergens Drophead and asked to be advised if a suitable candidate for refinishing to that hue ever presented itself. As this example had only been refinished once, the situation was ideal concerned and the automobile was delivered in 2009 to its fourth owner following a fresh mechanical review and refurbishment and the installation of an efficient fascia ducted air conditioner.
Following the unfortunate demise of that elegant gentleman, it was supplied by ourselves at 65.033 miles to its most recent keepers who coincidentally had been friendly with him. Correct handbooks, complete small and large tools and copies of the factory history accompany this worthy 67.484 mile candidate for addtion to anyone's stable.

Model description The Silver Cloud III arrived in 1963. External dimensions were slightly altered, the interior remodelled, the weight reduced by a little over 100 kg (220 lb) and improvements made to the engine which included fitting 2-inch (51 mm) SU carburettors in place of the 1¾ inch units used on the Series II Silver Cloud. The compression ratio was increased to 9:1, reflecting the higher octane levels of premium fuel in major markets, although the option of a lower 8:1 compression ratio was still offered in markets where non-availability of higher octane fuels might be an issue. Rolls-Royce, as before, refused to disclose overall engine power output, but indicated that there had been an improvement of "perhaps 7%". Increased power and weight reduction boosted speed and performance slightly. The engine now included a nitride hardened crankshaft to reflect the extra power being generated and in response to reports of broken crankshafts in the earlier V8 Silver Clouds. The transmission was a GM Hydramatic which Rolls-Royce used under licence.
(Source: Wikipedia)
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