1961 ROLLS ROYCE SILVER CLOUD 2 Left Hand Drive.
Chassis No LSYD312 was completed in May of 1961 and delivered to Mr Lawrence Thaw of Park Avenue in New York. The car returned to Europe and has had three French owners to date.
The former French owners were Jacques Bertrand, the film producer who sold the car to Louis Pauwels, director of Frances oldest newspaper Le Figaro. The third French owner and fourth owner in total acquired the car in 1977 and owned it until most recently. He was known for his fastidious standards and entrusted the Rolls-Royce main agent in Paris Franco-Britannique to maintain the car for him, with records of the improvements and general maintenance dating back from 1978 to present day with mileage notations.
LSYD312 is fitted with power windows, picnic tables, lightly tinted glass for added privacy and comes complete with all of its original tools and Silver Cloud II handbook (French edition) According to all known records Parisian coachbuilders Chapron provided custom coachwork for just one Silver Cloud II, however they were also responsible for updating less than six standard steel saloons with new front wings. Chassis No LSYD312 is believed to be one of the very few cars upgraded with Chapron front wings featuring twin headlights which took place in the early/ mid 1960’s at their works in the suburbs of Paris.
This very complete motor car drives just as one would expect, having been used so sparingly and correctly maintained. It comes freshly serviced & in perfect running order.
Paintwork is silver metallic over very dark blue & is close to pristine. To the interior is original blue leather in nice condition along with lashings of Burr Walnut. The car drives beautifully with smooth gear changes & ample power from the V8 engine. This is a very very nice well above average example & wants for nothing.