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1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB

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Last update: 01.10.2016

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Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Hooper Silver Cloud I
Year: 1959
Color: Other Color
Interior Color: Other Color
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB for sale

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1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB Photo
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB
  • 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB

Sales (718) 545-0500 24-30 46th Street Astoria New York 11103 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Vehicle Information VIN: 21133 Stock: 21133 Mileage:   Color: Burgundy Trans:   Engine:   MPG:   Drivetrain:   Description 1959 Rolls-Royce Hooper Silver Cloud I Empress LWB Two Door Saloon Coupe. chassis BLC35 and engine C34B. The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I was built between 1955 and 1959 with a total of 2360 units. of which 122 were long wheelbase models. which first came available in 1957. There were only 121 short wheelbase chassis that were fitted with special coach-built bodies and of the long wheelbase versions only 36 were ever bodied. The Silver Cloud & quot;Empress & quot; was one of these rare long wheelbase coach models. Eighteen examples of the Silver Cloud I Empress LWB were made by Hooper and it is one of the last creations made by the renowned Hooper Coachbuilding Company before they ceased coach building in 1959. This is Design # 8546. a Two Door 4 Light Saloon Coupe that is the only one ever produced by Hooper. It incorporates a long sweeping line and very pretty and distinctive. swirling spats at the rear. Rolls-Royce records show that this car was originally purchased by The Daily Telegraph Newspaper/Lady Camrose. the long-time companion and eventual wife of John Seymour Berry. 2nd Viscount Camrose (12 July 1909 15 February 1995). Berry was a British nobleman. politician. and owner of the Daily Telegraph. It is widely published that John Seymour Berry s father. William Berry. 1 st Viscount Camrose was a close personal friend of Winston Churchill. making it easy to imagine that many of Englands elite upper class at some point may have ridden in this unique and prestigious automobile. There is a fascinating link in that Lady Camrose was once married to Aly Kahn. son of the Aga Kahn. Within just a few years. both father and son (or daughter in law) purchased extraordinarily distinctive coachwork from Hooper. with the father ordering a very stylish and unique Hooper body on a Phantom IV. one of the most important cars produced by Rolls-Royce since 1945 and winner of its class at Pebble Beach in 2015. The chain of ownership since Lady Camrose is well recorded. The noted Rolls-Royce London dealers. Frank Dale & Stepson have extensive records. including many early invoices. from the time they sold the car in 1974 and. after reviewing their files. have even found the spare key which would be made available to the new owner! There is a less gilded period in the cars history when it was owned by Herb Wetanson who owned the Wetsons hamburger (the Big W was the signature burger) restaurant chain in the greater New York area. During this time or soon after. work was done by John Dennison. the noted Rolls-Royce mechanic in PA. USA. This is reported by Paul Bier. son of the party who bought the car from Wetanson in about 1980. In March 2016 the car underwent extensive mechanical restoration to rebuild the entire braking system and to return the car to running order. There is full documentation showing all the work that has been performed. Over $20. 00 has been spent on the mechanical overhaul. The engine is now blissfully quiet and balanced. Outside a new Rolls-Royce. BLC35 is quieter than almost any other Rolls-Royce. amongst hundreds. ever heard by the writer. The hydraulically operated rear passenger seat. installed by Hooper. allows for a handicapped person to easily sit on the rotated and elevated rear seat at the front passenger door. Then. once activated. it will automatically return to the rear passenger compartment. Currently the seat can only be operated manually and will require a flushing of the hydraulic lines and pump. Once returned to its rear positon. the seat is beautifully integrated with the other rear seat and the whole arrangement is barely visible. It is an extraordinary testament to the technical and aesthetic genius of Hooper at the time. The writer believes that even in 2016. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars could not match this in creativity and imagination. The leather is original. Unless for Concours. it would be preferable to arrange a skilled repair and refurbishment to retain its immense appeal. The wood finish is largely original and usable but would benefit from refinishing. certainly for Show. The structure would appear to be outstanding and the passenger door. inevitably large on a two door coupe. closes with the conviction of a new car. An extraordinarily rare car. a highpoint of Hoopers prowess. well suited for immediate use with only minimal attention. or to a greater Concours destiny Short walk around video:https://www. youtube. com/watch?v=Pk9Gaf6cSzsMany pictures available. Many book references. including references from the esteemedRolls-Royce publications of Dalton Watson. available on requestNever ever been previously presented and thus anoutstanding potential opportunity for Pebble Beach andother Concours appearances worldwide. Price: $125. 00 Options and Standard Features Basic Information Stock Number: 21133 VIN Number: 21133 Make: Rolls-Royce Model: Hooper Silver Cloud I Model Year: 1959 Vehicle Trim: Empress LWB Interior Color: Burgundy Exterior Color: Burgundy Contact Gullwing Motor Cars 24-30 46th Street Astoria New York 11103 View Map Ask for:Sales Contact: Contact Us Main:(718) 545-0500 Directions to Dealer Contact Us Terms Placing a Bid: Your bid constitutes a legally binding contract to purchase this vehicle. Please do not bid if you're not seriously interested or financially able to purchase this vehicle. Please read eBay's User AgreementGullwing Motor Cars reserves the right to. Obtain and verify the registered information of all users who bid on this auction. Cancel any and all bids at our discretion. or end the auction early if necessary. Bidders Age: You must be 18 years of age or older to Bid. Special eBay Bid Retraction Rules: Please read eBay's "Retracting a Bid" If you place a bid before the last 12-hour period of the auction: You may retract that bid before that last 12-hour period but only for exceptional circumstances. You will not be allowed to retract that bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction. If you place a bid during the last 12-hour period of the auction: You will be allowed to retract the bid for exceptional circumstances but only if you do so within one hour after placing the bid. Funds & Financing: For help in arranging for a Pre-Approved loan or for any questions please e-mail or phone Monica at
(718) 545-0500 prior to bidding. Buyers Inspection: Gullwing Motor Cars has done our best to disclose all information known about this vehicle for auction. Gullwing Motor Cars welcomes a buyers inspection. If you plan to have a buyers inspection. please make sure you inspect the vehicle prior to the auction ending. Inspection fees if any are Buyers responsibility. Representations and Warranties made by seller: This vehicle is being sold "as is". e-mail or phone Monica at (718) 545-0500 for details. No representations or warranties are made by seller. nor are any representations or warranties relied upon by bidders in making bids. Taxes and Registration fees: Out of state buyers are responsible for all state. county. city taxes and fees. as well as title service fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. All taxes and fees must be paid in full in order for vehicle to be titled and registered. Shipping & Delivery: All shipping charges are buyer's responsibility. Gullwing Motor Cars will help with shipping arrangements but will not be responsible in any way for claims arising from shipping damage!Licensed Carriers are generally insured for $3. 00. 00. 00. We assume no responsibility for damages incurred after the vehicle leaves our showroom. All shipping arrangements are provided by Gullwing Motor Cars as a courtesy. We are not affiliated with any carrier. Any claims or other communication regarding shipment of vehicles will be between you and the shipper. not with Gullwing Motor Cars. The amount of time it takes for delivery is dependent on the carrier. but is generally 7-14 days from the date the vehicle is picked up from our facility until it is delivered to your destination. Verify with the shipper for an Estimate Time of Arrival to be sure. Finalizing your Purchase: Gullwing Motor Cars will contact the successful high bidder by e-mail after the auction closes. Successful high bidder MUST communicate with Monica at Gullwing Motor Cars by e-mail or phone
(718) 545-0500 within 24 hours of the auction ending to make arrangements to complete their transaction. If we cannot confirm your intention to buy or the sale is not completed within 5 days. we reserve the right to relist this vehicle or sell to any other qualified buyer. In order to secure bid on vehicle. Successful bidder (BUYER) must within 24 hours of bid closing send to Seller a Deposit in the amount of 10% by major credit card. cash in person or bank certified funds. Within 72 hours of bid closing. Buyer must send balance of funds by bank wire transfer. cash in person. bank certified funds to Seller. At time of sending initial deposit. Buyer MUST fax copy of their State issued valid Driver License. Furthermore. before said vehicle is released for shipment to Buyer. all other Sale related and title related paperwork must be signed and returned complete to Seller.
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