The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I was built between 1955 and 1958 with 2238 produced. 121 of the SWB chassis received special bodies by coachbuilders including Hooper & Co, Freestone & Webb, H.J. Mulliner and James Young.
Hooper was founded as Adams and Hooper in 1805 with prestigious London SW1 premises. Less than 10 years later they had moved a bit further up the road into St James Street, Piccadilly. They built horse drawn carriages for Queen Victoria for over 60 years before supplying King Edward VII also. With the advent of the motor car, under the name Hooper & Co, the firm extended their connections with the Royal Family, holding the Royal Warrant to supply bespoke automobiles through nine reigns of the British Monarchy. Hoopers’ ‘New Look’ design (Empress Line) was created by chief designer Osmond Rivers in 1955. Only around 20 cars of this design were built.
Our first release is based on the Silver Cloud originally painted black until purchased by the famous children’s author Enid Blyton who had it repainted into the brown and cream colour scheme that it carries to this day. Registered RFF 137, our replica comes with cream interior seating and door panels, brown dashboard and door cappings, grey floor and black steering wheel. The exterior features chrome door mirrors and masses of silver trim, crowned by the ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ mascot on the front of the bonnet.