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1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Fixed Head Coupé H.J.Mulliner Park Ward

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Fixed Head Coupé in Design for Today, Short Movie, 1965 IMDB

Class: Cars, Coupé — Model origin: UK

1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Fixed Head Coupé H.J.Mulliner Park Ward

Position 00:07:01 [*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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dsl SX

2015-11-21 23:13

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3500 TU is RR factory plate regularly used on publicity cars over the years, though seems now to be Bentley owned for their fleet.

Footage reused here - /vehicle_846020-Rolls-Royce-Silver-Cloud-III-Fixed-Head-Coupe-1963.html - where it was suggested the bloke was Jeremy Thorpe, but extra views don't look much like him now.

GodzillaFan54 CA

2015-11-22 15:35

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I see that Rolls-Royce gave some of their early-'60s cars ever-so-slightly diagonal headlights. Possibly inspired by the Chryslers of the early 1960s?

dsl SX

2015-11-22 16:03

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^ some of our RR-ists may choke on their cornflakes at such a suggestion .......

johnfromStaffs EN

2015-11-22 19:57

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Known to the fraternity as a "Chinese-eye" model. If you had real class, it also came as a Bentley.......

It is quite possible that Royce's pinched the design from somewhere, the braking system was Hispano-Suiza, the front suspension on some cars was a copy of the Packard, the automatic slush-pump was from GM and the electrics were by Uncle Joe and Delco.

Talking of Royce's number plates

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My daughter, outside the Bentley Drivers Club HQ when it was in Long Crendon, standing by our transport.
She's now 38 and has 4 kids of her own, and the Spirit is probably a dog food can.

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cl82 DE

2015-11-22 20:15

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:lol: It's quite entertaining but also a bit shocking to hear of the rather lackluster "ingredients" of this car because so far, I had always rather admired it due to its rather bold front fascia. Still, the Bentley-version looks indeed a bit more elegant.

johnfromStaffs EN

2015-11-22 20:17

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First time I have heard of Hispano-Suiza and Packard being described as "lacklustre"!

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cl82 DE

2015-11-22 20:50

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Sorry John! Then I have to apologise. I certainly should have used some other adjective, because both brands have indeed produced some remarkable cars. Especially Packard was an engineering powerhouse. "Dated" would certainly have been more appropriate here. There was, however, at least one occasion when Hispano-Suiza (and RR maybe as well)developed a design that was not a flash of wit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sch%C3%BCtzenpanzer_Lang_HS.30

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johnfromstaffs EN

2015-11-22 21:35

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Nothing to apologise for. There was never much innovation in Royce's cars, and certainly they preferred to use tried and tested designs where they felt they could get away with it. Their unique selling proposition lay in the excellent quality built into what they did, and their attention to detail. The other point is that there the amount of exchange between the coachbuilder/designer and the company may not have included input to the looks of the coachwork.

To my thoughts, probably their biggest failures were the K and L series engines fitted in British vehicles like the FV 432.

I must qualify this by saying that my interest in such things stops at about 1965 when the Shadow type cars came into being.

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ingo DE

2015-11-23 21:17

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dsl wrote ^ some of our RR-ists may choke on their cornflakes at such a suggestion .......

[:heink] The thought, that a sophisticated RR-owner would eat such cheap nd chavvy American mob-food is quite grotesque, isn't it?

P.S. In Germany all food, made from corn was seen as low-grade stuff, something you feed pigs and chicken with.
An opinion, which has caused a heavy dispute shortly after WWII. The ERP-people were very upset about the annoyance of the Germans, who refused the announced corn-supplies. Even in the hunger-years 1945-1948 corn was seen as fodder. Actually corn-based food didn't exist back then in Germany.

johnfromstaffs EN

2015-11-23 22:34

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dsl wrote ^ some of our RR-ists may choke on their cornflakes at such a suggestion .......


A long time ago I made a comment about my breakfast generally being made up of 1 Shredded Wheat, some bran flakes and a handful of Sainsbury's de-luxe fruit and nut muesli, with semi skimmed milk. (Full English at weekends though.)

Perhaps dsl interpreted this as corn flakes.

dsl SX

2015-11-24 00:51

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Sorry - it was just a convenient shorthand with metaphorical cornflakes - "some of our RR-ists may choke on their precisely calibrated Shredded Wheat/bran flakes/Sainsbury's de-luxe fruit and nut muesli/unleaded milk extravaganza at such a suggestion" looked too wordy. And <<*adopts breaking bad news gently voice*>> we also have other RR-ists on the site, and they might have less ... um .... idiosyncratic breakfasts (bran flakes are just repackaged reject batches from cat litter factories, and semi-skimmed milk is worse than shops putting up Xmas trees in mid-November; Marks and Sparks were even playing Xmas carols last week).

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