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Hey Jim, I got the ’70 SS 454 yesterday.  It made the trip on the transporter just perfect.  It has been raining so I haven’t been able to get it out to drive yet, but hopefully tomorrow.  It is a beautiful car and some of my neighbors and friends can’t quit talking about it.  Thanks for your hospitality when I flew down to look at the car.  I am glad it was like you said and I think we both ended up pleased.  I definitely will refer you if any of my friends are looking for a classic car.  Thanks again.  JS, MA

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1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

Gullwing Motor Cars
24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria, NY 11103
United States

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II
Price
$295,000
Condition
Used
Mileage
0
Stock Number
24705
VIN Number
24705
Interior Color
Tan

Description
1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II 'Adaptation' Drophead Coupe

This exceptionally rare Rolls-Royce is one of only 74 of an already limited run that were built in left hand drive form, and certainly even fewer that were delivered to these shores. Owing to the availability of original factory records for the marque, it can be confirmed that as new the Drophead was ordered by Rolls-Royce Inc. for J.S. Inskip in May 1961.
The original purchaser was Mrs. Allyne W DuBois, wife of Cincinnati, Ohio property developer Charles DuBois. Mrs. DuBois ordered her 'Drophead Coupe Conversion' in Midnight Blue over Beige upholstery. Built to 'USA Specification Issue 2', the original left hand drive configuration is also noted, and reflected in the 'L' prefix to its chassis number, while features included power steering, electric windows, 'Sundym' glass throughout, radio, split bench-type front seat, Dunlop Buffalo 'white sided' tires, and heavy gauge frame to accommodate the lack of a roof...oh and a 'tin of polish' to keep things shiny. The 'Adaptation' Drophead Coupe was loaded and shipped on November 11, 1961 from Liverpool to New York and finally delivered on February 22, 1962. Mrs. DuBois would keep the car only briefly. According to an article by Jack Dillard in the May/Jun 2017 of The Flying Lady, the lack of rear power windows (a feature that would not be sorted until the Cloud III Drophead) was so galling that the DuBois family traded the months old Rolls with under 500 miles on it for a brand-new Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. The Cadillac dealer was then stuck with a quandarya beautiful, virtually-new Rolls worth three times the highest priced 'standard of the world' Cadillac. The Rolls ended up sitting on the used car lots...for 18 months. It was at that point that Dillard, who was then driving an ex-Dean Martin (and ex-ex-Frank Sinatra) Dual Ghia was offered a propositionleave the Dual Ghia in the shop and take the Rolls to try to drum up some interest and get it sold. Apparently, in the 1960s, this was a job for a college student like Mr. Dillard. While the local dealers aren't foisting Rolls-Royce convertibles on university students anymore, one thing that hasn't changed the propensity of 20-somethings to hoon about in their cars. Up against a tide of accusations that his Rolls was slow, Dillard took the big drop top to Cincinnati's old Beechmont Dragway, an officially sanctioned NHRA )National Hot Rod Association) drag strip operated with the blessing of SOTA (Southern Ohio Timing Association). After an impressive sub 18 second run down the quarter mile, he was invited back for a "run for the money". Classification troubles nearly scuttled the attempt when the lack of a horsepower rating (since Rolls only claimed the power to be 'adequate') almost made it impossible to class the carbut eventually the scrutineers settled on 'D Gas Automatic'. Up against a selection of late '50s and early '60's American iron, the Rolls ultimately prevailed with a run of 17.54 seconds at 67mph. While the successful results at the drag strip didn't end up successfully selling the car on that occasion, eventually the Rolls found a new home and by the mid-1960s would reside in the garage of Patrick Murlowski of Minneapolis, Minnesota. In September of 1973 the Rolls began an eastward march, heading to Bayville, New York on the North Shore of Long Island. At some point the Rolls made its way to Europe, where it was restored to the current color scheme of crme over tan leather. Entering the collection of car enthusiast and real estate developer Thierry Dehaeck in Belgium, the Rolls would be toured and enjoyed, including a run on the 2007 Classic Car Marathon VI. Purchased by the previous owner in February 2008 with 43,131 miles on the odometer.
With minimal usage in the past 13 years, some mechanical recommission is suggested prior to active road use. Supremely elegant and rarely available particularly those that were sold new to the U.S. this is an eminently collectible and covetable four person touring Rolls-Royce.
Coachwork by H.J. Mulliner
Chassis no. LSZD67
Engine no. 308DS
  • Rare derivative of Rolls-Royce
  • Original U.S. Supplied, left hand drive car (1 of 74)
  • Successfully competed at Beechmont Dragway when new
  • Timelessly elegant four seat open Rolls-Royce
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24-30 46th street Astoria
Astoria NY 11103
United States
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