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1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

65k Miles, 41 Years Owned in SoCal, Air Cond, LHD, Beautiful!

$88,500

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This is a wonderful 65k mile Silver Cloud III that has lived most of its life in SoCal with one owner for 41 years. It has been restored as needed and would be welcome in most all concours events. Being LHD with factory front and rear air conditioning, this is sure to sell quickly!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a gorgeous 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon that has been with one loving owner in Southern California for the past 41 years.  This Rolls-Royce was ordered new with factory air conditioning and has been cosmetically restored to its original handsome specifications.  LSFU347 would be at home on a concours field or for touring.  It is rare that nice LHD Silver Cloud IIIs come up for sale as they are one of the best modern classics and in high demand.

Ordered new on December 20, 1963 for Mrs. Chafica Diab from Lebanon.  Mrs. Diab was a well-respected business leader of her family business, Abdul Rahim Diab which is still thriving today. By January 12, 1982, Mr. Fred P. Sattler from Big Bear Lake, CA acquired the Rolls and added it to his collection which included a Phantom V and 3.5-liter Bentley.  He enjoyed the Rolls for at least the next 41 years in Southern California and was a long-time member of the RROC.  Over the years, the Rolls benefitted from a very high-quality bare metal respray in all its original colors, mouton sheepskin overlays and beautifully refinished wood.  Spending all of its life in dry climate, this is a rust-free example.  This Rolls has accumulated 105,000 km (65,000 miles) from new.

The livery is elegant and gorgeous in Dark Blue (Paint Code 4944) over Shell Gray (Paint Code 2389) with Fine Light Blue coachstripes.  The polished stainless-steel wheel covers have the Dark Blue center with its Fine Light Blue pinstripe.  The paint is in overall very nice condition with very nice shine and luster.  The Rolls has newer Firestone wide white wall radials that are a modern and safer version of the wide white walls specified by Mrs. Diab.  The chrome and stainless are in very nice condition with only light scratches in the stainless from normal use.  Overall, the exterior is in very nice condition and would be welcome at most all concours events.

The interior is beautiful and clearly tells the story of how well this Rolls has been cared for.  The Dark Blue leather (Trim Code 96) is original and in gorgeous condition.  The leather is relatively soft and supple and is without any major creasing.  It has a wonderful patina and speaks to how well it has been maintained over the decades.  The dark blue mouton sheepskin overlays are as new and look elegant and luxurious.  The wood is the traditional Rolls-Royce burl walnut that has been refinished and in beautiful condition.  All of the instruments work well and are in excellent condition.  The clock is not functioning.  This Rolls has both front and rear air conditioning that provide terrific cold air through one simple factory control switch in front of the driver.  This was ordered new with tinted Sundym glass and wind-up windows rather than electric.  We converted the freon to 134a from R-12.

The engine compartment has been well detailed and looks sharp.  The venerable 6.23-liter V8 proved to be the longest produced V8 in automobile history.  It has proven to be very robust, powerful and smooth.  The Rolls starts easily warm or cold and is comfortable to drive even with the air conditioning on and in our 100 degrees plus F temperatures.  Even in 100-degree temperatures, the oil pressure and operating temperatures were excellent, which one would expect from a well maintained 65,000-mile Silver Cloud.

LSFU347 comes complete with several of the large tools, the spare with a new tire and a new battery.  The Rolls comes complete with the factory build sheets, historical documents, and the Owners Handbook.

We have this Silver Cloud III priced well and fairly, making appropriate adjustments for its condition and air conditioning.  The Hagerty No. 2 Value is $88,770.  See the Hagerty Guide here: 1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Standard Steel | Hagerty Valuation Tools

For more details and information, please text, call or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or sales@classicpromenade.com.  The Rolls is in 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.

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

$88,500

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 1187

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1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon
1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

$88,500

VIN LSFU347
BODY STYLE Saloon (Sedan)
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 65,000
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Dark Blue Leather
EXT COLOR Dark Blue over Shell Gray Two Tone
YEAR 1963
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 1187

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III

The Silver Cloud III was first displayed to the public at the Paris salon at the beginning of October 1962 but along with the Bentley S3 the cars were displayed on a specialist coachwork stand as if the modifications were to the special order of a particular customer.  External dimensions were slightly altered, the interior…
The Silver Cloud III was first displayed to the public at the Paris salon at the beginning of October 1962 but along with the Bentley S3 the cars were displayed on a specialist coachwork stand as if the modifications were to the special order of a particular customer.  External dimensions were slightly altered, the interior remodeled, 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 carburetors in place of the ​1 34 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 license.  The headlights were grouped in a four-headlamp layout subsequently continued in the later Silver Shadow. Other external changes included a slightly increased slope of the bonnet to correspond with a 1 12 inches (3.8 cm) reduction in radiator grille height.

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