Talk:Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud

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This text was added by a joker. Can anyone verify? (a notable, but not particularly favourable among classic car circles, version is the "Chinese Eye", featured on the Mulliner-Park Ward coachbuilt cars, of which only about 100 were made and one drop-head coupe was owned by Peter Sellers for four years) --Wetman 21:47, 25 Dec 2004 (UTC)

There is such a thing as a 'Chinese Eye' Silver Cloud - the front headlight clusters were angled downwards, in a stereotypically oriental "slant eye" fashion. There's a photograph here. [1] I have no idea if Peter Sellers owned one, although it seems characteristic. -Ashley Pomeroy 10:41, 27 Apr 2005 (UTC)
I tried to sort that out in the article, hoping I met the opinions. If not, please revert. --Chief tin cloud (talk) 20:01, 6 February 2011 (UTC)--Chief tin cloud (talk) 20:01, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Canted[edit]

In the U.S. these lights are refered to as "Canted" headlights, note 1961-62 Chryslers, 1958-60 Lincolns randazzo56

Packard origin for Rolls-Royce - Bentley pushrod V-8?[edit]

I recently read a 'retrospective'-style article about a late-production Bentley Turbo R. It made the claim in an offhand manner that Rolls-Royce had found itself seriously outclassed under the bonnet both in output and cylinder count by the mid-50s, and the failure of Packard (last full year of production was '57, with a partial model year in '58) allowed them to buy the rights to a solid modern V-8 design reasonably. Thus, all pushrod Rolls-Royce and Bentley V-8s were derivative designs from Packard's OHV engine. This seems reasonable on the surface, as the first model year for the V-8 in the Silver Cloud II was '59. Can anyone substantiate this? --Darwinianphysicist (talk) 00:51, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

I could not verify that; neither RR nor Packard literature mention such a task. --Chief tin cloud (talk) 20:01, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Warm handbrake[edit]

What ever is a handbrake warming light? Is it perhaps a little known Rolls Royce inovation that warms the handbrake in cold weather? 186.45.245.117 (talk) 03:33, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

4-door convertible Silver Cloud I/II?[edit]

I saw a photo of a 4-door convertible Silver Cloud I/II on the internet some years ago. Anyone know of a coachbuilder who was building these? The article doesn't mention any convertible sedans. Also, I don't think I've ever seen a Silver Cloud I/II/III coupe beyond a photoshopped image. This article REALLY needs a photo of one. --76.115.67.114 (talk) 10:57, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Production figures???[edit]

  • Silver Cloud III: 2,044
  • Silver Cloud III Long Wheelbase: 206
  • Silver Cloud III coachbuilder styles (convertibles, limousines, etc.): 328

Does the 2,044 figure include the 206 LWB and 328 coachbuilder cars? Or is it in addition to them? Meaning the grand total production for the Cloud III would have been 2,587 cars. This question also applies to the Cloud I and Cloud II production figures, since they're written out the same way. Anyone know? --RThompson82 (talk) 04:37, 20 June 2012 (UTC)