1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

MAKERolls Royce
MODELSilver Cloud III
COLOURGreen & Grey
LOCATIONHull, East Yorkshire HU14

1965 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III

  • Two previous owners
  • 6.2 litre V8 Auto
  • Low mileage
  • MOT’d to March 2024
  • Owned by former Hull City Owner, Dr Allam
  • Part of a small collection
  • This was the favourite car in the collection
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  • Two previous owners
  • 6.2 litre V8 Auto
  • Low mileage
  • MOT’d to March 2024
  • Owned by former Hull City Owner, Dr Allam
  • Part of a small collection
  • This was the favourite car in the collection

We are delighted to have this Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III which is part small collection of classics from the estate of the late Dr Allam.

Assem Allam became one of the most successful businessmen the county of Yorkshire has known. He was not your average multi-millionaire.

As a student in 1968, he was forced out from his native Egypt after speaking out against dictator Nasser’s regime. After a month in Germany he came to East Yorkshire.  Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail he said: “The people here in Yorkshire made me feel very welcome. I came here for a month and I stayed for 42 years.”

Mr Allam started life in the UK studying economics at the University of Hull and began work as an accountant. He built the successful business; Allam Marine, transforming the diesel generators manufacturer into a global player. Along the way amassed an impressive string of accolades, including twice winning the Queen’s Award for Enterprise and UK Entrepreneur of the Year

The Allam family became synonymous for their philanthropic gestures.

Millions of pounds have been pumped into education and healthcare in the region. This included support for the Daisy Appeal at Castle Hill Hospital, a birth centre within Hull Women and Children’s Hospital, a new diabetes treatment centre at Hull Royal Infirmary, partly paid for with a donation from Mr Allam. The family also donated to the University of Hull to establish a new bio-sciences research centre, not forgetting the Allam Medical Building, also at the University of Hull which was one of his favourites as it was opened by Queen Elizabeth II. Dr Assem Allam, died at the age of 83 in December 2022.

The Rolls Royce Silver Cloud

For sheer, imposing elegance, a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud takes some beating.

The Silver Cloud represents the end of an era. The last of the mainstream, traditionally-styled Rolls Royces. The Silver Cloud offers gracious and majestic motoring. Old fashioned in feel but still delivering acres of  refinement that surpasses many modern cars. Becoming sought after now, the Cloud retains a dignity and exclusivity that has remained impossible even for Rolls Royce to replicate.

History and paperwork

  • Registered new in January 1965
  • The original legend on the sill plate indicates this Cloud was supplied by Southend Motor and Aero Company
  • Visit to P & A Wood in January 2020
  • Two former owners


Step inside; and it is almost a ‘step’ and the interior is light, airy and palatial. Acres of chrome and wood and leather. It is more like a gentlemen’s club than car.

Inside a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud, you expect to see nothing but the best. And that is what we have here. But even with only three owners, nearly six decades on, the interior now has a glorious faded charm, yet still retains its period poise and dignity. The period features take you back to a different time.

The dash is just a marvel. A myriad of gauges, switches, knobs, buttons; plus a clock, radio and heater controls.

The main areas of walnut are in good condition, there are small areas which have suffered deterioration. The headlining is good. The door pads and architecture is in fine condition.

We hear lots of talk of ‘patina’ in the classic car world; we avoid it. It is usually shorthand for being a bit edgy. But the actual definition is “an appearance of something grown old beautifully especially with age or use”. We wouldn’t use it in any other context, but here it works perfectly.

As you can see from the Gallery, especially the front seats, parts of the car have aged. There are creases and wrinkles and a tear or two. Yet it still looks so glamorous. It just does. It is little wonder the this Silver Cloud was “the favourite of the collection”.

We’d be hesitant to do much to the inside, other than to protect its current condition. If a developer bought a Grade I listed building and tore it down, everyone would be very upset. What is the difference. Preserve this wonderful piece of history.


On the outside, someone ignored our sage advice, to be honest, we didn’t get asked. They have re-painted the nearside front wing. The wrong colour. It is what it is. We move on.

Notwithstanding that little faux-pas, the Silver Cloud’s flowing lines, palatial presence and distinctively old school looks are not diminished.

When the Silver Cloud first emerged in 1955, it was somewhat conservative even for the mid-1950s. Manufacturers were turning to monocoque construction but Rolls Royce went with what it knew best and retained a separate chassis. This means today, the Silver Cloud is much more straightforward than the more complicated later cars, thus preserving it is much easier.

A indication of radical changes were about to be revealed. The Cloud III of 1962 came with double radial headlamp units. At a time when the swinging Sixties were not quite swinging, these caused quite some controversy. They look terrific and are undoubtedly more effective than the single lamps they replaced.

Please take a good look through the 100+ images. The Silver Cloud looks majestic. It is. At forty paces it looks wonderful too. The very honest multiple images in the Gallery show up close all the niggles and knocks and age of a near 60 year old veteran classic.

Aside from the rear bumper the chrome is good. We would probably do something with that.

And up close again, you get a sense of the beauty of detail; the Silver Cloud III emblem, the ornate boot lid handle, the integrated over-riders. Every design detail has been thought through.



The early Rolls Royce Silver Clouds has 4.9 litre six-cylinder engines. In 1959, Rolls-Royce’s all-aluminium 6.25 litre V8 unit was fitted to the Cloud. By creating the smoothly magnificent Cloud II it transformed the Cloud line.

The real revelation of the new V8 was not its magnificent power but how quiet it was. Whisper quiet. Occupants reported being to hear the clock ticking at 60mph.

Rolls Royce seized on that characteristic and enthusiastically boasted about what it called ‘The best car in the world’. To be fair they were probably right at the time.

This Cloud has low mileage and a good, solid MOT history and comes with a brand new MOT that expires 6th March 2024.

The engine and engine bay looks clean, if a little dusty. Numerous images in the Gallery will allow to make you own mind up about the condition of the mechanicals. You don’t need us to take your watch off and tell you time. These cars were built like an ocean liner and built to last.

Firing the Cloud up and you’ll hear only a soft burble from the engine as the car pulls away. After that; near-silence.  The automatic gearbox makes the ride impeccably smooth and, even in the most crowded of streets the Silver Cloud manoeuvres easily and gracefully thanks to the excellent power steering.

Our view

In many ways, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud is the ideal classic. A useable but very special additional car. Blending traditional styling with an up-to-date engine, gearbox and power-steering system which makes it superbly practical. Baked in of course is that Rolls Royce bomb proof reliability.

The Silver Cloud values have been lagging behind the market for some time. As time passes and scarcity increase, it will not always be that way.

A Silver Cloud, packed with character and originality. This Cloud has a reserve value that is sure to be quickly breached making it within the reach of all of us. Go on. You know you want to.

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Vehicle Location: Hull, East Yorkshire HU14 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
b**************t £2,000.00 2023-03-18 21:58:13
Start auction £2,000.00 14/03/2023 12:00 AM


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