The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II burst into prominence in late 1959 innovating on several points of the Silver Cloud I. A completely new 6.2 liter V-8 engine inspired by decades of work Rolls Royce aircraft work greatly improved the acceleration and torque and upped the top speed to about 114 mph. While this engine had its problemsnot being as smooth or as quiet as the tried and true six-cylinder featured in the Silver Cloud Ithe additional performance was very welcome. This generation also saw power steering and air conditioning become a standard feature, along with the option of electric window operation instead of manual.
The general beats would remain much the same with a separate body and chassis allowing for maximum customer agency and outside of the engine no major mechanical alterations, but incremental changes would be made over its lifespan such as a new ventilation system and remodeled interior lighting. In some ways the Silver Cloud II was an awkward vehicle, but somehow that only adds to the charm
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Before Hoopers time-honored career came to a close in 1960, it did some of its final coachwork on the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II. Thus, when shopping for a Silver Cloud II, those with Hooper body work should be top priority. Vintage cars like vintage wine only appreciate with age, and the closer they are to one-of-a-kind, the higher that margin. You can check for the Hooper logo of a winged H on the body or on any associated documents. You can also keep a lookout for Silver Clouds with a statelier, more elegant design philosophy. If you do manage to find a Hooper, youll want make sure the bodys completely original and hasnt been replaced by work from another coachbuilder. Then youll need to go through the somewhat tedious process of checking for wear, rust, and any evidence of damage.
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