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1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupé by H.J.Mulliner - design 7415/A [LSGE466]

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupé [LSGE466] in A Different Story, Movie, 1978 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I Drophead Coupé by H.J.Mulliner - design 7415/A [LSGE466]

Position 0:02:49 [*][*] Minor action vehicle or used in only a short scene

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night cub US

2012-10-12 23:34

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Front end seen through the door:
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dsl SX

2012-10-13 00:05

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Maybe something late 50s by Hooper on an early Silver Cloud or even a Wraith?? Front lights look very Hooper-ish.

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-10-13 12:41

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I cannot believe that any established British coachbuilder would let such a hideous travesty as this out of his premises. Whatever the coachwork is, it has been subject to such a degree of modification as to make the origins almost unrecognisable. I would suggest Messrs Cold-Chisel and Glassfibre did it.

robgeelen2 NL

2012-10-13 14:13

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I think this is an alloy bodied H.J.Mulliner convertible on a Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I chassis (which may even have started out as a S1)which has been augemented with a hint of a Continental Touring kit on the trunk and an adaption of the front ā la Hooper. It warants further investigation, but, John, H.J.Mulliner did produce a number of adaptions on the insistent request of their customers which look like the travesty you describe...

robgeelen2 NL

2012-10-13 14:22

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I was right. It is Rolls Royce Silver Cloud I Drop Head Coupé by H.J.Mulliner,chassis LSGE466, body 6165, design 7415/A, supplied to Walter Minskoff as late as April 1959. It is a two light (so no rear quarter windows), and kitted out like this with 'Hooper style wings and lights'.

dsl SX

2012-10-13 16:20

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LSGE466 is now apparently black, fully restored and has a concealed dickey seat with detachable 2nd windscreen under a smooth rear body without spare wheel outline - http://www.vantagemotorworks.com/en/PreOwned/CarDetail.asp?VehicleID=86 which includes phrases which jfs might not agree with, such as "A fantastic variant", "the restrained elegance and superb build quality of Mulliner are a credit to its original designer and the taste of the first imaginative owner", and "this work of art".

PS just found this Sunbeam Rapier lookalike by Freestone & Webb http://www.flickr.com/photos/14531705@N00/5428848867/ which seems to blow big holes in the idea that no "established British coachbuilder would let such a hideous travesty as this out of his premises" ....

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johnfromStaffs EN

2012-10-13 16:42

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Thank you both for that information.

At least the car as currently configured has been given a more sensible ride height, a proper shape to its wheel arches, and the pimple removed from the boot lid. This must have been at the very end of Hooper's, if indeed they had a hand in it, and looking at some of the other later designs I think that they had lost their way by then compared with the elegance of the Empress design on the Mk VI and Silver Dawn and Wraith.

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dsl SX

2012-10-13 17:04

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@jfs - that 1951 Mk VI Hooper Empress in your link http://www.realcar.co.uk/cars_s227.jpg is a bit of an ugly squashed thing without much sense of proportion (looks like a deflated Daimler DS420) but I do like the full blown later Empress designs.

johnfromStaffs EN

2012-10-13 21:25

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Each to his own. You have also to acknowledge that the Mk 6 and R-type were not actually very large cars compared with either later models or things like the Docker Daimlers.

robgeelen2 NL

2012-10-14 00:55

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John, please note this is not by Hooper, but by H.J.Mulliner..

bentleydriver BE

2012-10-30 15:47

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Good find.

rroyce JP

2013-01-20 07:42

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http://blog.livedoor.jp/rroyce3/archives/51868301.html

LSGE466 Silver Cloud I H.J.Mulliner DHC photos

rroyce JP

2013-01-24 11:02

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http://blog.livedoor.jp/rroyce3/archives/51869470.html

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