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1959 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I DROPHEAD COUPE BY H.J. MULLINER
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  • SPECTACULAR, NO-EXPENSE-SPARED RESTORATION COMPLETED BY CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE WINNING MARQUE SPECIALIST VANTAGE MOTORWORKS
  • OVER $336,000 IN RESTORATION COSTS AND RARELY DRIVEN SINCE COMPLETION
  • INCREDIBLY RARE SILVER CLOUD I DROPHEAD COUPE BY H.J. MULLINER
  • ONE OF ONLY 13 PRODUCED AND ONE OF ONLY 10 BUILT FOR THE U.S.
  • BUILT NEW FOR BROADWAY PRODUCER LAWRENCE CARR
  • NUMBERS MATCHING 4.9 LITRE ENGINE
  • ONLY 50,227 BELIEVED-TO-BE ORIGINAL MILES!
  • INCREDIBLE DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES ORIGINAL OWNER’S MANUAL, TOOL KIT, RESTORATION INVOICES, BUILD DOCUMENT COPIES FROM THE ROLLS-ROYCE FOUNDATION AND MORE
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • ONE OF THE MOST EXQUISITE ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD I’S THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM!
  • Options Include:
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER CONVERTIBLE TOP
  • REAR SERVING TRAYS
  • COLD WEATHER DOOR LOCK SHIELDS
  • LUCAS FOG LAMPS
  • AM RADIO
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud was introduced in 1955. Designed by J.P. Blatchley, the Silver Cloud was the first model from Rolls-Royce to showcase a post-war appearance. The new model featured an improved chassis of rigid box sectioning and a longer wheelbase, giving custom coachbuilders more creativity and customers a larger and more lavish interior. Rolls-Royce’s legendary F-head engine was further refined when it was given twin SU Carburettors for fuel induction in 1957. This refinement would be the pinnacle of the Rolls-Royce straight-6 with 4.9 litres of displacement and 180hp. While the standard 4-door Sedan was well received by the public, custom coachwork was still available from some of the finest English craftsmen including James Young and H.J. Mulliner. The skill of the staff of H.J. Mulliner was nothing short of legendary; so much that their incredible design number 7504 successfully transformed the Silver Cloud Sedan into a stylish Drophead Coupe. Only 13 Silver Cloud I chassis would receive the Drophead Coupe coachwork of H.J. Mulliner, of which only 10 were prepared for the U.S. Market in left hand drive configuration. The U.S. spec cars featured an increased compression ratio of 8:1 for the performance-minded American clientele.

    Silver Cloud chassis LSMH195 was delivered to its first owner, Broadway producer Lawrence Carr, in June of 1959. Mr. Carr was very specific which is noted by the Rolls-Royce build documents that list several pieces of special equipment including door lock weather shields. After his acquisition, Carr was frequently seen parading the Drophead Coupe around the East Hamptons. Society columnist Dorothy Kalgallen reported that Carr was spotted on the roadways in the Rolls-Royce with Broadway actress Kathy Carlyle. LSMH195 was then passed to enthusiast Robert Frielich, who cared for the car for several decades and eventually sold the car to a Mr. Kovach of Michigan. Mr. Kovach would then commission the Pebble Beach winning specialists Vantage Motorworks to perform a no-expense-spared restoration on LSMH195. Numerous new old stock (N.O.S.) components were sourced and nearly $340,000 was spent during the entire process. Since the restoration was completed, this Silver Cloud Drophead Coupe has not been shown publicly and would certainly make an excellent presentation at several major Concours d’Elegance events.

    This 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe by H. J. Mulliner is finished in stunning Sand Acrylic with a Regal Red pinstripe over a gorgeous Tan Connolly leather interior and is quite possibly the best example in existence. It is accompanied by its original owner’s manual, tool kit, nearly $340,000 in restoration receipts and more. We are proud to offer this 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupe, without question one of the most exceptional Silver Clouds with incredible provenance, to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who only desires the best. Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014 and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description, and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

    Year:
    1959
    Make:
    Rolls-Royce
    Model:
    Silver Cloud I
    Color:
    Sand Acrylic
    Mileage:
    50,227
    Stock Number:
    406924_SlvrCloud

    Engine:
    4,887CC 180 HP Inline-6
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Drophead Coupe
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $649,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $54,900.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $595,000.00

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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
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    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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