|An exceptionally straight never damaged example first delivered 8 February 1966 to Prince Fawaz Bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia by the Paris Rolls Royce Concessionaires for his use in Europe, particularly in the area of the Riviera. #46 of only 49 left drives built, this magnificent automobile sold for an impressive $26,500 plus accessories when a Ferrari GTS could be had for $17,800 and the top of the line Cadillac Eldorado Convertible's MSRP was $6,631.
Finished Masons Black with Brown hides it was in undamaged and uncorroded original order when refurbished by ourselves in early 1980 for an American enthusiast involved in the petroleum field. It had approximately 62,000 miles on the odometer and the mechanical condition was such that it was driven from Oklahoma City to our South Florida location without incident. We equipped it with very efficient twin air conditioners without compromising it's original dashboard configuration as part of those operations. In 1988 we acquired it from Mitsui Bank of Los Angeles, California and supplied it to a thoroughbred horse fancier of New Jersey and Wellington, Florida.
In 1990 ownership passed to the noted Blackhawk Collection of Danville, California which in 1997 commissioned a comprehensive refurbishment by a respected Los Angeles facility. In addition to a very high quality refinish in Mason's Black as originally ordered the interior was beautifully retrimmed in (no longer available) genuine Red Connolly hide.
In 2002 it was sold to a fastidious Palm Springs realtor to join two other excellent Rolls-Royces in his stable including a fine Silver Cloud III Saloon from ourselves. He commissioned the elegant Black English mohair convertible top in place today.
The present odometer reading is 71,918 and the performance and handling are still impeccable. Complete tools and Silver Cloud III handbook accompany this worthy candidate for your enjoyment.