- 1/43rd scale
Rolls-Royce made the Silver Cloud between 1955 and 1966, during which time nearly 7400 were produced. It superseded the Silver Dawn, also part of the Oxford’s range of 1:43 scale prestige cars of the post-war era. Designed by J P Blatchley and hailed as the Company’s core model of the Rolls-Royce range, just under 2300 Silver Cloud I were manufactured at the company’s Crewe Works between 1955 and 1958 when the car was superseded by the Silver Cloud II. The vehicle came as a 4-door saloon, although coachbuilders added variants including a very elegant 2-door convertible and 2-door drophead coupé. The engine was a 155 hp 4.9 L six-cylinder unit with a 4-speed standard transmission. Brakes were hydraulic and power steering and air conditioning became available as options in 1956.
Our Oxford replica is launched as the 4-door saloon in a complimentary dark brown and sand two-tone colour scheme with lots of silver trim. The wheels are particularly well detailed with dark brown, sand and silver finish. Registered 606 JBJ, the interior sports smart cream seating and interior door panels, slightly darker cream ‘carpeting’ and tan door cappings. Even the fold-down tables in the rear are given a tan ‘wood veneer’ finish. The radiator grille in black and silver sees the familiar RR logo printed in the apex with the company’s trade mark ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ mascot poised at the edge of the bonnet.