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Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

(1959 model)

Brief specs of 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in, automatic 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)Rolls-RoyceIssued from1959
ModelSilver Cloud IIIssued until
SerieSilver CloudNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerRolls-Royce Motor CarsCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)5930 l / 209.42 cu ft / 209.42 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length5378 mm / 211.7 in / 211.7 inTotal (curb) weight2108 kg / 4647 lb / 4647 lb
Width1899 mm / 74.8 in / 74.8 inDry weight
Height1626 mm / 64.0 in / 64.0 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase3124 mm / 123.0 in / 123.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1486 mm / 58.5 in / 58.5 inTowing weight
Track rear1524 mm / 60.0 in / 60.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance178 mm / 7.0 in / 7.0 inFuel capacity82 l / 18.0 UK gal / 21.6 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.72  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.62 m2 / 28.3 sq ft / 28.3 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine (V8)Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerRolls-RoyceValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore104.1 mm / 4.10 in / 4.10 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke91.4 mm / 3.60 in / 3.60 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.14
Fuel supply2 SU carbsEngine displacement6223 cm3 / 379.8 cu in / 379.8 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity777.88 cm3/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder / 47.469 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio8.0 : 1
SumpwetMax. output power at
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)
CoolantwaterSpecific output
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typeautomaticNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.08

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lock4.25Turning circle12.7 m / 41.7 ft / 41.7 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Coil springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front8.20-15Tyres rear8.20-15
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter front286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 inBrake diameter rear286 mm / 11.3 in / 11.3 in
Brakes detailsservo-assistedBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II

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