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1965 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III SALOON
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  • STUNNING RESTORATION
  • ONLY 33,221 ACTUAL MILES!
  • PURCHASED NEW BY FAMED CARTOONIST ALLAN SAUNDERS
  • DESIRABLE SILVER CLOUD III
  • ONE OF ONLY 1,072 BUILT IN LEFT HAND DRIVE
  • NUMBERS MATCHING 6.2 LITRE V8 ENGINE
  • STUNNING FACTORY CORRECT COLOR COMBINATION
  • DOCUMENTATION INCLUDES OWNER’S HANDBOOK, TOOL KIT, JACK, AND BUILD DOCUMENT COPIES FROM THE R.R.E.C.
  • RECENTLY SERVICED
  • PERFORMS WONDERFULLY
  • ONE OF THE BEST EXAMPLES THAT CAN BE FOUND ON THE MARKET TODAY!
  • A COLLECTOR’S DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • AIR CONDITIONING
  • POWER WINDOWS
  • POWER STEERING
  • COLD WEATHER DOOR LOCK SHIELDS
  • BURL WALNUT REAR SEAT PICNIC TRAYS
  • SLIDING DRIVER'S TRAY
  • LUCAS FOG LIGHTS
  • WHITEWALL TIRES
  • AM/FM CASSETTE STEREO WITH POWER ANTENNA
  • The magnificent 1965 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon featured here is finished in the stunning factory color combination of Shell Grey over Masons Black with a Grey Connolly leather interior. This particular example was completed by the Crewe works in May 1964 and was sold new through Stone Automotive Imports Ltd. of Shaker Heights, Ohio. This Silver Cloud III was purchased new by famed cartoonist Allen Saunders. Saunders is best known for his work on the “Mary Worth” and “Steve Roper” comic strips and was the originator of the phrase “life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” The phrase first appeared in a 1957 issue of Readers Digest and was later popularized in the John Lennon song “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy).”

    By the late 1970’s, this Rolls-Royce was in the hands of a Southern California owner. It was previously subjected to a sympathetic restoration that included a high quality respray in the original factory colors, and it presents wonderfully today with only 33,221 miles on the odometer.  The accompanying documentation includes the original tool kit and owner’s handbook in addition to some build document copies confirming that the numbers matching 6.2 liter V8 engine is still in place. With excellent ownership provenance and low mileage, this Silver Cloud III is one of the best examples that can be found on the market today.

    For all of you who are not familiar, Rolls-Royce no longer exists as it has for the past hundred years; it is now owned by BMW and models are being mass-produced. The days of cars being hand crafted by artisans in Crewe are now just a fond memory. This particular car was constructed during a time when Rolls-Royce was building the world’s finest motorcars with care and craftsmanship evident in every detail and we are proud to offer it to the most astute collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the hand-assembled quality that helped to make Rolls-Royce one of the most prestigious motorcars ever constructed. Ready to make an investment that you can actually enjoy? 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. 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.

    HISTORY OF THE ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER CLOUD III
    Considered the pinnacle of the Silver Cloud series, the Silver Cloud III was unveiled in Paris during fall 1962. The most prominent changes were the inclusion of a four headlamp layout. Additionally, the radiator grill was shortened and the bonnet was given a slightly increased slope. An improved interior contributed to the 220lb loss of weight over the Silver Cloud II. The Crewe engineers were able to increase the power to weight ratio by 7% due to an increase in both the compression ratio and the size of the carburetors. The Silver Cloud III was the last Rolls-Royce model produced using body-on-frame construction, and the last example was finished by hand at the Crewe factory in 1966. Only 2,044 Silver Cloud III’s were built during the short three year production run, which was the lowest of all the Silver Cloud Series. The quality and craftsmanship of the Silver Cloud helps to elevate it from every other car ever built and showed the world how good Rolls-Royce was at producing an artistic masterpiece.

    Year:
    1965
    Make:
    Rolls-Royce
    Model:
    Silver Cloud III
    Color:
    Shell Gray/Masons Black
    VIN:
    LSHS107
    Mileage:
    33,221
    Stock Number:
    407139_SlvrCld

    Engine:
    6.2L 200 HP V8
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Automatic
    Style:
    Saloon
    SHOWROOM PRICE
    $109,900.00
    DISCOUNT
    $10,000.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $99,900.00

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    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

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