1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon

Gorgeous Richard Gorman Restoration, LHD, Air, 46k Miles!


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This is about as nice as you can get. This 46,000 miles Silver Cloud III is a US delivery car with two owners before a complete restoration by Richard Gorman of Vantage Motor Works, arguably the best Rolls-Royce restorer in the US. This is a seriously gorgeous example in every way.


SALE PENDING to New Mexico!!  This is about as nice as you can get, and we have it priced to sell.  A 1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III standard saloon that was delivered new to the US with two owners and 46,000 miles before being acquired and restored by Richard Gorman of Vantage Motor Works.  This is about as close as you can get to a new Silver Cloud III and in its original stunning color combination of Steel Blue over Beige Leather.  Gorman and his team are arguably the top restorers of Rolls-Royce motorcars in the US.  And this example is evidence of their craftsmanship.  (See the 120 photos and three videos on our website listing)

This Rolls was ordered new by JS Inskip, Inc. of New York for George V Brothers of Great Barrington, Mass.  The Rolls was completed and shipped via the transport ship Media from Liverpool to New York on November 15th, 1963, and the Rolls-Royce guarantee commenced on July 7th, 1964.  Mr. Brothers ordered the Rolls in the rare and gorgeous color of Steel Blue and added electric windows and aerial as well as air conditioning.  By April of 1969, the Rolls was acquired by Mr. George F Mano of Wayne, PA.  Mr. Mano was an RROC member and retained the Rolls until March 25th of 1997, when it was acquired by the collector and restorer, Mr. Richard Gorman of Vantage Motor Works in North Miami.

Mr. Gorman is known worldwide for his remarkable restorations of Rolls-Royces and Bentleys.  For the next ten years, Mr. Gorman restored and retained the Rolls.  His restoration is to concours standards, and it now looks and drives beautifully.  On June 8th, 2008, Vantage Motor Works sold the fully restored Cloud with 46,612 miles accumulated since new for $118,500 to a large collector of Rolls-Royces.  We are now offering this gorgeous Silver Cloud III with only two registered owners from new.

The livery is stunning in its beautifully restored Steel Blue (Paint Code ICIM 151-2571) which now appears as new.  Steel Blue is a very rare and vibrant color that is a medium gray with a blue tint, changing color slightly depending on the lighting conditions.  The shine and luster are fantastic, and the tan pinstripes are correct and also as new.  The chrome and stainless-steel trim are all in excellent condition and look nearly as new.  Two of the bumper overriders have a couple of very small dings, barely noticeable except upon very close inspection (which is our role).    The Rolls has drivers and passenger side mirrors as well as wide white walled tires.  During its restoration, all of the window gaskets and seals were replaced and all the trim polished.  Overall, this Rolls would be very competitive at concours and RROC events.

The interior is also in concours condition.  The Beige Leather (Trim Code VM 3234) was all perfectly restored, and it is now in show condition.  The Beige Wilton wool carpeting is also in excellent condition with no wear.  The burl walnut wood is gorgeous throughout with a mirror finish.  All of the instruments and gauges work as intended, even the clock works perfectly.  The Rolls was ordered with electric windows and aerial.  The interior, as with the rest of the car, appears as new and is in concours condition.

The engine compartment and chassis have been fully restored by Vantage Motor Works.  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 46,000-mile Silver Cloud.  With minimal detailing, the engine compartment and chassis would be in concours condition.

This Rolls drives as new with great power and handling.  Everything about the car feels new and it is the driest undercarriage we have ever seen in a Silver Cloud.

LSEV311 comes complete with its large tools, jack, the spare and a new battery.  The Rolls comes complete with the factory build sheets, historical documents, and the Owners Handbook.

For more details and information, please text, call or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or  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.


1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon



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1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon
1964 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon


BODY STYLE Saloon (Sedan)
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 46623
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Beige Leather
EXT COLOR Steel Blue
YEAR 1964

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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