1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I LWB with DivisionOne Family, Beverly Hills Chauffeur Driven, 48k Miles, AC, Spectacular!
This is a one family from new, Beverly Hills chauffer driven 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Long Wheelbase with Division (Limousine) that has accumulated a mere 48,000 miles from new and has been consistently maintained and restored, only as needed. This is a fabulous example of an investment grade Silver Cloud; Fully documented from its original sales invoice through today, this rust-free California example has excellent service and restoration history, regardless of cost. Whether to be used on tours, local dinners or at concours events, this is a Rolls-Royce worthy of serious consideration.
Of the 2,238 Silver Cloud I’s, only 38 LHD long wheelbase with division examples were produced for the worldwide market. Of these, only a small number were for US delivery. LCLC19 was ordered on the 3rd of June 1959 by MM Kasler, VP of the Free Sewing Machine Co of Beverly Hills, CA. The order was placed through the Rolls-Royce dealer Peter Satori of Calif, Inc. at a cost of $19,681. This Rolls was loaded with options, including the desirable rear air conditioning, power steering, electric windows, rear seat vanities, radio controls for the rear passenger and a sheepskin mouton overlay for the rear passengers.
The son of Russian immigrants, Jay Kasler was raised in Canada where he started and owned several companies, including Free Sewing Machine. In 1954, Jay Kasler and some of his friends went to Sacramento to get a bank charter and started City National Bank in Beverly Hills and Jay was its first Chairman of the Board.
This Silver Cloud was driven for nearly 15 years exclusively by Mrs. Jay Kasler’s chauffeur, Raymond Russell Jones. Mr. Jones served as the chauffeur for the Kasler family from 1940 until the early 1970’s, except for when he was in the US military during WWII. Mr. Jones was the only person driving the Rolls until his retirement. The Rolls continued to be serviced by the Rolls-Royce dealer or marque specialist for decades, with service records kept meticulously in its file (included in the sale).
In 1988, Mrs. Kasler’s daughter, Mrs. Alex Roger, who had inherited the Rolls, invested approximately $25,000 repainting it in its original Shell Gray, refinishing the wood, updating some of the interior and many mechanical updates we well. She enjoyed it for a short time before she passed. It was then inherited by her son, and then, ultimately, by her great-grandson who cares for the car through today. It is likely impossible to have better provenance than this.
The Shell Gray metallic paint is nearly perfect. The shine and luster are excellent with very few imperfections. The paint is what we would consider concours for such an original motorcar. The Shell Gray is complemented with a proper beautiful blue pinstripe. The chrome and stainless steel are also excellent. We love the black walled tires, which just look right on this Rolls.
The Gray Leather interior is beautiful today and is very soft and supple. The leather was replaced in 1988 when Mrs. Roger restored her Rolls. The leather is in very nice condition today with only normal creases from occasional use and loved maintenance. The burl Walnut wood throughout was refinished in 1988 and looks fantastic today. The original Blue Wilton wool carpeting in the front compartment could benefit from replacement as it is original and shows wear. The rear passenger compartment features a lovely original sheepskin mouton overlay with a special diamond pattern.
Hidden inside the rear seat center armrest is a complete original Roll-Royce vanity set in as-new condition. The front compartment contains the controls for the air conditioning system and its Radiomobile radio.
The engine compartment is well detailed, and the 4.9 liter six-cylinder engine performs well along with its four-speed automatic transmission. The driving impression is truly wonderful. The power steering makes it easy to drive, the Rolls feels relatively light and confidence inspiring. Instantly, it felt much as one must have felt to drive as when it was new. The long wheelbase version is extended through the rear doors by four inches to 127-inches, making the riding impression noticeably smoother. Between its consistent maintenance and 48,000 miles, this Rolls is a delight to drive.
In the trunk are the original tools, the spare, flashlight, jack and everything originally delivered with this Rolls. Even more significant, the original owner’s manual, sales brochures, Workshop repair manual, original sales invoice, factory data card and build sheets, and all service invoices for six decades of loving care are included. A car cover is also included.
Rarely do we see such incredible provenance.
For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at email@example.com. This Silver Cloud is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom. We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.
1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I LWB with Division
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