When Charles Rolls and Henry Royce established their now legendary car manufacturing operation in 1906, the partnership was destined to yield engineering quality of the highest order. In fact, the pairs first model was released in 1904 and, with its 10 horsepower, amounted to a vehicular baby step for the fledgling operation. By 1955, however, the company was roaring along on the wheels of well-earned reputation and sustained commercial success. The Silver Dawn had ushered in for its manufacturer a prosperous post-WWII, but that model would be wholly eclipsed by its successor, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Standard Steel. This model, which raised the companys already high standards, also adopted manufacturing processes that differed to some degree from those employed by the company in previous decades.
Early Rolls Royce models had consisted of a chassis and a brilliantly designed engine. These were then sent to coachbuilders for purposes of topping off that foundation with a beautiful body. The benefit was two-fold: 1) It allowed for Rolls Royce to focus entirely on motor engineering and the perfecting of chassis design, and 2) The model allowed for buyers to individualize their Rolls Royce unit by specifying unique body characteristics. But the drawback was one of efficiency, and by the 1940s, even Rolls Royce was moving its coachwork in-house. The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Standard Steel was representative of this change, as it essentially embodied the industry-wide move towards comprehensive vehicle production. Many of the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud Standard Steel units were built with steel body provided by Pressed Steel Company, making them relatively accessible to modern collectors and luxury car enthusiasts.
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