Elegant Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud restored in classic style

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The Silver Cloud looks to be beautifully refinished

Rolls-Royce is a name that conjures up images of garden parties, elegant black-tie affairs and Grey Poupon. The post-war Rolls that conjures up that image best is the Silver Cloud series, the last of the truly elegant Rolls-Royce motorcars and embodying the best mix of usability, craftsmanship and styling.

These cars are not as valuable as the earlier Phantom models, but they have the classic Rolls styling combined with more-modern mechanicals and easier service costs.

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The Rolls carries over the classic styling of the previous generation

The Pick of the Day is my favorite of the Silver Cloud series cars, a 1961 Silver Cloud II, which I like best because of the original Silver Cloud I styling along with Rolls-Royce’s first V8 engine. This makes for a classically styled sedan that can cruise all day at 80 mph.

This Cloud is a stunning car finished in the classic color combination of Sand over Sable with a tan Connolly leather interior, according to the located in Marietta, Georgia, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

The car is well-optioned with Nicely factory air conditioning, automatic transmission, power steering, power-assisted brakes, power window lifts, fog lamps, AM-FM Sound System, and a complete set of hand tools and original factory owners manual.

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The lavish woodwork is said to be completely redone

The seller states that this Silver Cloud “was owned for many years by a Rolls aficionado who with pride, maintained it in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition, but more importantly ready to be used and driven on a moment’s notice.”

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The paint, chrome, upholstery and interior trim are in excellent condition, the seller adds, after the car underwent a documented $100,000 restoration of exterior, interior, leather, woodwork, brightwork and mechanicals.

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The seats look sumptuous in Connolly leather upholstery

Following its restoration, this Rolls-Royce has been maintained to the highest standards by its proud owner, the seller notes, and the car remains in excellent overall condition.

The asking price is very fair at $69,950. Why buy a new Phantom for six times the cost of this car, for which you can get true Rolls-Royce quality and elegance?

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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