The Silver Cloud II was the first Rolls-Royce to receive the company’s new V8 engine. It might have looked like the original Silver Cloud, but with extra the muscle that new engine delivered, it was a much more effortless car to drive. Although the actual power figure was never revealed – it’s around 200bhp – Rolls-Royce did say that it had risen by 25% over the six-cylinder car. The standard saloons and Park Ward limousines were now complemented by the choice of a Mulliner drophead coupé, although at a price.
In 1962, the Cloud II was facelifted to become the Cloud III, and its most recognisable feature was the quad headlamp set-up. It modernised the looks, and today is valued more as a consequence. Mechanically, some of the criticisms were answered with a high-compression version of the V8 offering a little more more and torque, while the V8 power-steering was changed to give it more feel.1965 silver cloud rolls roycesilver cloud ii1959 19651959 silver cloud rolls roycerolls royce silver cloud 1959rolls royce silver cloud ii1959 rolls royce silver cloud