The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud series was produced between 1955 and 1966 with a production run of 7,372 units.
The first generation of Silver Cloud was constructed as a body-on-frame arrangement, which still allowed for custom-bodied versions. The majority of examples were produced using a steel body shell with lightweight aluminum alloy used for the doors, bonnet, and boot. The chassis was an extremely rigid, steel box section frame. The motor was a 4.9-liter, 6-cylinder pushing 155 hp through a General Motors Hydromatic automatic trasnmission. The-11 inch drum brakes were hydraulic with assistance from a Rolls-Royce mechanical servo. Front suspension was independent coils while the rear utilized semi-elliptical springs. Power steering and air-conditioning were available options as early as 1956.