Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

1956 - S1 - Offers

1956 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud S1.  First one of this model.  Only 2,238 were made.  Six cylinder,  4.9 litres.  It has just blown a head gasket.  I am too old to work on it anymore.  I have spent a lot on it since I bought it 8 years ago.  For more information, call Bob:  07747 102305

Further Information

From Wikipedia:


"Construction was body-on-frame, which permitted special bodied versions, though the overwhelming majority were built with the standard Pressed Steel Company manufactured steel body shell.


A light-weight aluminium-based alloy was used for doors, bonnet/hood and boot/trunk lid.


The chassis was a simple steel box section, welded together and very rigid. 


The car was 5.38 m (212 in) long, 1.90 m (75 in) wide, and massed 1.95 tonnes.


The engine was a 155 hp / 4000 rpm 4.9 L (300 cu in) six-cylinder unit with inlet over exhaust valves: twin SU carburetors were added in September 1957. 


The standard transmission was a four-speed automatic, the General Motors sourced Hydramatic transmission.


The turning circle was 41 feet 8 inches (12.70 m).

Brakes were hydraulic and assisted by the Rolls-Royce mechanical servo with 11 in (279 mm) drums and suspension was independent coils at the front and semi-elliptic springs at the rear. Twin brake master cylinders were incorporated from April 1956.

Power steering and air conditioning became available as options in 1956.

The British Motor magazine tested a standard-wheelbase factory-bodied Series I in 1956 recording a top speed of 102.9 mph (165.6 km/h) and acceleration from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 13.5 seconds and a fuel consumption of 14.5 miles per imperial gallon (19.5 L/100 km; 12.1 mpg‑US). The test car cost £5078 including taxes."

Contact Details


07747 102305

The car is located in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.