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1962-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Cloud III specifications

1962-1965 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Cloud III specifications Classic and Performance Car

The adoption of the V8 engine for the Cloud II was universally regarded as an improvement. Not everybody was convinced by the 1962 facelift that created the Cloud III, though. It modernised the looks but old school aficionados bemoaned the loss of the traditional ‘face’. However, it didn’t offend the ‘new money’ celebrities who were now buying into the Rolls-Royce dream; John Lennon even had his Cloud III painted in a psychedelic colour scheme. A raised compression ratio resulted in more power although, predictably, how much more remained a secret.

Production

  • Production:
    2359
  • Price at launch:
    £5,517
  • Price (excellent)
    £32,500
  • Price (good):
    £25,000
  • Price (average):
    £13,500
  • Price (project):
    £7,500

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.8secs
  • Top speed:
    116.0mph
  • Power:
    0.0bhp
  • Torque:
    0.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    13.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5372mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3124mm
  • Width:
    1880mm
  • Height:
    1626mm
  • Weight:
    2109kgs

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