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Whatever can be said about engineering and automotive pioneers Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, the men certainly left an indelible mark upon the world or luxury cars. Their eponymous company, founded in 1906, laid down the groundwork for ascendancy within the automobile community that was largely without precedent, and has arguably gone unequaled throughout the past century. The 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I was very much in keeping with the philosophy shared by Rolls and Royce, as the 4-door, FR layout saloon was a brilliant hybrid of engineering excellence and vehicular luxuriousness. A direct successor to the somewhat similar Silver Dawn, the 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I was a departure from that saloon in several notable ways. And while aesthetics and performance helped to set the automobile apart from precursors and competitors, its production format was also sufficiently distinctive to merit attention.
To be sure, the 1958 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I was a body-on-frame construction, but most of its units featured a steel body frame produced by the Pressed Steel Company. This dichotomy amounted to a Best of Both Worlds scenario for the manufacturer, as the body-on-frame construction allowed for select units to be sent to specialized coachbuilders for purposes of customization. Meanwhile, Pressed Steel Companys contribution to the enterprise was one of large-scale production and uniformity of output. And the saloon was strong. Its 4.9-liter six-cylinder engine could haul those two tons of steel down the British motorways at a respectable speed, and without compromising the rides comfort. After all, the Silver Cloud I was a luxury car; no need to hurry about.
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