In the ninth year of the Silver Cloud models tremendous production run, the 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III was introduced as its third and final iteration. Well over a half-century earlier, Charles Rolls and Henry Royce had formed a partnership whose eponymous manufacturing company would become a byword for engineering supremacy and precision performance. Neither the founders nor their successors had wasted so much as a moment across the decades in elevating the company to a positively legendary status. And the 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III was very much commensurate with the engineering pedigree of its manufacturer. It was a close continuation of the Silver Cloud II, which had been a decided upgrade from the series I, but with a handful of distinguishing characteristics.
Like the Series II, the 1963 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III was powered by a 6.2-liter V-8 engine and was constructed with a body-on-frame design. Because of this, coachbuilders were occasionally hired to construct the coachwork for certain Silver Cloud III units. The third iteration Silver Cloud was also over 200 pound lighter than its predecessor, yielding a slightly more favorable power/weight ratio. It also relied upon the 4-speed Hydramatic transmission, provided by General Motors, and was generally regarded as the highest performance iteration of the three Silver Cloud iterations. Though most of the Silver Cloud units were of the standard 4-door saloon model, coachbuilders Park Ward and James Young (among others) did churn out a few coupes and other variants. Though rare, these are available for sale throughout the classic luxury car community. Speaking of which
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