Sunday, November 18, 2012

Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud - 1964


ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD ....




After the Second World War, Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud, literally meaning "Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud" is the main model of the British manufacturer " Rolls-Royce Limited . " The amazing Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud is probably the car that has the most success for the brand. The range of cars is built from 15 April 1955 until 31 March 1966 and replaces the Silver Dawn "Dawn of money" directly into the factory Rolls-Royce in England ....



The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Silver Dawn succeeds in 1955. It is also built on a separate chassis, as was done at the time that can be delivered directly to bodybuilders chosen by customers as James Young, Mulliner Park Ward or. The rear suspension is always made of a rigid axle suspended by a leaf spring. It measures 5.38 m long, 1.89 m wide and weighs about 1.95 tonne. A long-wheelbase version, stretched to 101.6 mm, was available from September 1957, very similar in appearance to the standard model, but with more space for passengers. In a very elegant, flowing lines make the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud the most beautiful of all Rolls-Royce factory bodywork. Despite its imposing proportions, no heaviness, that the majesty and distinction ....

Last Rolls-Royce separate chassis, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud beat, with nearly 7,500 units built, all production records of the firm. The four drum brakes are hydraulic and assisted. The suspension is independent wheels on the front axle and rigid semi-elliptic springs back. The steering became an option in 1956, and air conditioning. In addition to the sedan, the Silver Cloud, during its ten years of existence, received some body coupes and convertibles. As long versions, they were mostly bodied by James Young. These are ceremonial limousines for rich people or royalty, the image of the Parisian dealer ordered to by King Hassan II of Morocco (two-door version). Between 1955 and 1966, it will be available in three versions slightly improved both technically and amenities and accessories. Ultimately, the main improvement of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud will be in 1958, when the 6-cylinder engine was replaced by a V8 with the dual aim of improving performance and satisfy a demand of the U.S. market, rather accustomed to this kind motorization ....



In 1963 presented the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III Version. Weight is increased with 100 kg lost on the scale. The new changes will focus primarily on the inside and more particularly to a new redesigned dashboard with instruments that are now grouped behind the wheel. The equipment adopts electric windows, the interior is slightly revised in its ergonomics and comfort. Finally, transformations are discrete but effective and Rolls Royce Silver Cloud does is thereby not fundamentally transformed in order to continue to receive clients who appreciate ride comfortably in a real English show and everything Cathedral in silence ....



Regarding the mechanics of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud , it was originally equipped with a six-cylinder antique cast iron reaches the end of development and whose design dates back to 1922. The Silver Cloud I will actually release the last six cylinders Crewe since version II Silver Cloud dedicates the passage of Rolls-Royce V8 in 1959. The impressive 6.2-liter V8 engine of short-stroke crankshaft and mounted on five stages is made of aluminum, with a block and cylinder heads interchangeable. It is also equipped with hydraulic valve lifters. Power is supplied by two SU carburetors and modified the compression ratio is 9:1. It evaluates its power, because it is not officially announced by the factory to a value close to 220 hp at 4500 r / min. The automatic transmission version is entrusted to three reports of the General Motors Hydramatic box. Despite its 2100 kg, speed approaching 185 km / h and runs from 0 to 100 km / h in about 12 seconds, rather flattering figures for limousine luxury of time. In driving sustained consumption flirts with thirty liters per hundred kilometers. With three versions, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud is by far the "best-seller" of the famous British brand. Vintage Classic model popular with collectors today is trading around € 50,000 in good condition. In 1966, it was replaced by the Silver Shadow ....



Specification:
  • Engine: V8
  • Displacement: 6.2 Liters
  • Power: 220 hp at 4500 r / min
  • Speed: 185 km / h
  • Acceleration: 0 to 100 in 12'' 0
  • Weight: 2100 kg



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