Nothing epitomises British luxury like a 1960s Rolls-Royce, and DM Historics are offering one of the finest on sale today. This 1960 Drophead Coupe Silver Cloud II by H.J. Mulliner is an incredible combination of original components and carefully restored features.
The car was one of two highly specified examples ordered new by South African entrepreneur Max Wilson and sent off to renowned coachbuilders H.J. Mulliner for bespoke coachwork.
This particular Drophead Coupe is one of only 32 right-hand drive variants ever built, and astonishingly keeps the majority of its original parts – making it an authentic specimen, ideal for any enthusiast. DM Historics have gone to great lengths to preserve the character of this rare machine, whilst also giving the car a new lease of life.
The exterior of the vehicle has been refinished by the in-house paint team, taking it back to its original Shell Grey with stunning hand-painted red pinstriping along the coach lines. Its original exterior fittings have all been re-chromed to their former glory – with each of the bumpers, over-riders and light surrounds returning to how they left the Chiswick coach workshop.
The interior has been fully retrimmed in sumptuous red leather, the car’s factory interior colour, with grey carpets and red power hood. The original burr walnut dashboard presents in superb condition with a deep shine throughout.
As with any Rolls-Royce, the Silver Cloud provides its pilot with a wonderful sense of occasion. It wafts effortlessly on its 15” whitewall tyres over country and city roads alike, adding an unparalleled touch of class wherever it goes. Complete with an extensive history file, featuring copies of the factory build sheets outlining all options and signed by Max Wilson, and presented in on-the-button condition, this Rolls-Royce is listed at £345,000.
Founder Marcus Holland commented: “It was a real pleasure to return the car to its former glory, and we are proud to now offer this Rolls-Royce Drophead Coupe Silver Cloud II for sale. These cars truly offer an unparalleled experience and we look forward to passing the car on to a new custodian.”
The DM Historics showroom is packed with a plethora of other stunning classic automobiles. An exquisite 1954 Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk1 sits alongside a stunning 1965 FIA-Spec Ford Lotus Cortina Mk1, finished in the iconic Ermine White and Sherwood Green and with its factory original twin-can Lotus engine, also on offer from the Kent dealership. A 1974 Aston Martin V8, 1974 Fiat X1/9 Group 4 rally car and a 1972 Range Rover Suffix A are also up for sale and available for test drives.
DM Historics is an industry-leading restoration specialist and classic car dealership based in the Kent countryside. With an experienced workshop team in-house, DM offer a complete concours-standard service from sales to ground-up restoration, with recent concours showings from Salon Privé to Pebble Beach.