1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II Four Door Saloon.
An honest, unmolested and genuine example, sound, clean & correct, and we feel that the 99,000 miles on the clock is very likely genuine, although we cannot confirm this. We will be carrying out some re-commissioning and preparation work which will be included within the sale price, or as an option, we can offer the car ‘as is’ at a discount. Comes with a history file which includes various invoices and documents showing that just 6,000 miles or so have been covered since 1985, old MoT certificates, and a complete ownership record. We have just fitted a set of new radial tyres to the car, which are not shown in all of the photos.
- Chassis No. SZD241
- Reg No. 549 CXO
- Price £35,000
Snippets: The Architect’s Auto
Although the chassis cards state that the car was for the use of Arthur George Elliott of Feb (GB) Ltd it would seem that the first owner was in fact an architect by the name of Arthur Swift (1912/95). It may be that Arthur Swift had business dealings with Feb (GB) Ltd who produced Febcure concrete liquid which was sprayed onto concrete to form a waterproof impervious layer. Arthur Swift’s career included being senior architect for Ministry of works (1938/53) and later formed his own business based in London with branches in Dublin and Glasgow. His works included Victoria Station in Nottingham, Ballymum in Dublin, Ulster Bank in Belfast and was the architect for the proposed development at Aintree Racecourse for the Topham’s in 1971 (Arthur himself was the owner of several racehorses). In 1965 after 34 years of marriage Arthur was divorced by his wife Ellen Sarah Fletcher Swift on the grounds of his adultery with the glamorously named Marie Antoinette du Vachel – which neither Arthur nor Marie denied! When Arthur died in 1995 his executor was an Antoinette Yvonne Rachel Smith..................