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1955 Silver Cloud


The chance to savour a rare 1955 Rolls-Royce convertible, one of just 21 alloy-bodied, Series One cars built, is a once in a lifetime opportunity. But to do it at the Goodwood Revival is something altogether out of this world.


If your eyes could only let you see things with a sepia tone as you entered the famous Goodwood Revival in West Sussex, England, then nothing could convince you that you weren’t actually living in post WW2 Britain, enjoying a day at the races.


It’s hard enough to convince 20 of your closest friends to follow the rules on the party invite and come in costume, so I have no idea how Lord March gets 140,000 people to not only do just that, but also bring their matching period cars along to the insanely British event that is the Goodwood Revival.


As the 11th Duke of Richmond is also the landlord to Rolls-Royce Motor Cars which is based on a corner of his 12,000 acre estate, we didn’t just meet the entry requirement of arriving in a pre-1966 car, we blew it away in the factory’s rare, 1955 Silver Cloud Series One Drophead Coupé.


Each year Rolls-Royce displays a collection of its museum cars and of interest on the day we visited was the powder blue Mk1 Silver Cloud Drophead Coupé named “Betty” which was sitting in Park Fermé as part of the Course Director’s Official entourage. [To be continued...]

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