Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud Mark 1
Year of Manufacture : 1955 Chassis 1956 Handbuilt Coachwork (16 gauge Aluminium on Ash framing)
Coachwork Builder : Freestone and Webb Ltd Internal fit out by Harold Radford Ltd (who eventually took over Freestone and Webb)
Body Style : 4 Door : 6 Light Sports Saloon (Razor Edge Style)
Original two tone colour : Burgundy over Light Metallic Bronze
Present two tone colour : Burgundy over Masons Black
Points of Interest This Car was the First of only Eight built to this design and the only one known to be left in the United Kingdom
Chassis number : SWA 56
Body number : 1782
Design number : 3206
Designer - Mr. Hedges of Freestone and Webb Ltd.
Original Number Plate : RUF 1 Current Number Plate : SUF 397 (Both plates are typical of the registration locality of the City of Brighton and Hove : East Sussex : United Kingdom)
Special Features Tinted Perspex (light Orange) Sun Roof complete with solid underslide covered in West of England Cloth (Beige) Individual Pair of Folding / Sliding Front Bench Seats with Individual Pair of Folding Down Rear Bench Seats A Pair of rear Glass covered and Veneered Cocktail Tables complete with geared alignment Vanity Mirrors Electronic Ignition
Cost of this Vehicle in 1956
Chassis and Engine: Straight Six Cylinder @ 4.887 litres:  £2,555.0s.0d
Coachwork including all extras:  £2,604.17s.6d
Purchase Tax: £2,581.5s,9d
Total Cost: £7,741.3s.3d
Today's equivalent in 2021 @ £200,350.18
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