Wedding Car History
Silver Cloud Wedding Cars Classic Car History
Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
Rolls-Royce Limited was created by Henry Royce and Charles Rolls over a very famous lunch in 1904. Royce was an engineer and Rolls was already the owner of one of the first motor car dealerships. The ensuing series of different engine sizes of two, three, four and six cylinders changed the way the motor cars were engineered and crafted. The Silver Ghost was introduced to the market in 1907 a car of legendary smoothness that actually completed in access of 14,371 mile journey virtually without stopping, creating what was known as the best car in the world and a legend.
Silver Cloud Wedding Cars has the 1960 series Silver Cloud Rolls Royce.
The Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud was produced by Rolls Royce for over 10 years, from April 1955 to March 1966. The Silver Cloud replaced the Silver Dawn and was, later replaced by the famous Silver Shadow.
1960's S2 and S3 Bentleys
Silver Cloud Wedding Cars also has the S2 and S3 1959 series Bentleys which is very similar to the Rolls Royce apart from its radiator grille.
Bentley Motors Limited produced the Bentley S from 1955 until 1959. This model was fitted with a new V8 engine in late 1959, and renamed from the S1 to the S2. The S3 Bentley was the S2 with a makeover twin headlamps were fitted a slight facelift to the front they arrived in late 1962. This S shape remained in production with the same modifications through to later 1965 when it was replaced with the completely new chassis less Silver Shadow series.
Silver Cloud Cars has three matching Siver cars. The Lead car a Magnificent Rolls Royce Silver Cloud and a S2 and S3 Bentley's.
1948 - 1955 Mk6 and R Type Bentleys
The first post war luxury car produced by Bentley was the Mark 6 - 4-door standard sports saloon it was produced from 1946 to 1952. Interestingly the Mark 6 was both the first car from Rolls-Royce with all-steel body and the very first completed car assembled in their factory. They were very expensive motor cars, however they were a genuine success and the factory finished car was given the name Bentley Mark 6 standard steel sports saloon. This was a shorter chassis and engine a straight 6 cylinder was a variant of the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith of 1946. Rolls Royce also introduced the Silver Dawn of 1949. In 1952 the same body was given an extended-boot modification in 1952 to 1955 and the result became known as the R type Bentley of which only 400 were produced.
Silver Cloud Cars operates the Mk6 Bentley in a number of colurs - Two Tone Silver, Black Over Silver and Magnolia (Old English White).
Classic Mk4 Jaguar Sedan and Convertible
Jaguar started out in the motorcycle business "The Swallow Sidecar Company" in 1922 by two motorcycle enthusiasts, William Lyons and William Walmsley, making sidecars for before developing passenger motor cars.
They changed the name to Jaguar at the end of World War II because of the unfavourable German SS initials. Then British Motor Corporation took over in 1966. In 1968 BMH merged with Leyland Motor Corporation and became British Leyland. Ford acquired the business in 1990.
Jaguar has, in recent years, manufactured cars for the British Prime Minister. The company also holds royal warrants from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles. Jaguar produced a series of really successful eye-catching sports cars. The SS and Jaguar the 3.5-litre, 125 hp Mk IV drophead coupe (1940-48) - Jaguar XK120 & Jaguar Mk4 Mk5 (1948-54) - Jaguar XK140 (1954-7) - Jaguar XK150 (1957-61) and Jaguar E-Type (1961-75). All of these vehicles embodying the mantra of "value for money". The Jaguar's sales slogan for years was "Grace, Space, Pace",
Silver Cloud Cars has operates the Jaguar Mk4 in Gum Metal Grey and has a white convertible, beautiful motor cars.
Classic Mk5 Jaguar Sedan and Convertible
The Mark V Jaguar was launched in London at the 1948 London Motor Show. So was the very popular XK120. Interestingly the sporty looking 4 door Mark V outsold the XK120 by some 5,000 cars, compared to 2,000. The smart styling of the Mark V sort of retained the prewar SS-Jaguar lines with the very smart upright chrome grille and of course the shinning, leaping Jaguar radiator cap mascot. The Mark V had a very distinct hint of the recently modernised Bentley look in the style of the front grill. Which is why the look so good together as matching wedding cars. Jaguar reduced the size of the wheels to 16-inch steel-disc type, from 18-inch ones. The side view of the car one could see the distinctive styling touch was a "tuck in" curve at the base of the rear window, which followed the curved profile of the side glass. Then the new idea of adding rear-wheel spats became standard. Jaguar did make a convertible Mark 5 of which is now highly sought after.
Silver Cloud Cars has two of these on the fleet, one in Silver, the other in Old English White.
Classic DS420 Daimler Limousine
The Daimler Limousine Company produced the popularly known Daimler Limousine between 1968 and 1992.
The cars were and still are used today extensively as official state cars in many countries, including of course the British, Danish and Swedish Royals. Today many couple are selecting this vehicle as a wedding cars due the classic look and the seating of 8 people. Interestingly the Daimler Limousine was based on the floor pan of the 420G Jaguar but had the wheelbase extended an extra 21 in. The formal frontal style is very similar to the original Daimler Sovereign, having the Jaguar four-headlight which was first seen on the 420G's predecessor. When one compares the Mark 10, jaguar to the Daimler the radiator grill bears the traditional fluting. The Brides and grooms that select this vehicle are seated on a rear bench-seat behind the glass division in opulent comfort. The dimensions of the vehicle are similar to those of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI in fact the Daimler limousine was designed to compete with the Rolls Royce. The Daimler pricing was a little under the cost of the Rolls-Royce.
Silver Cloud Cars has three these on the fleet, Two in Two Tone Silver, Other in Old English White One show in Gold and One in Black Over Silver.
Silver Cloud Wedding Cars has 37 magnificent classic cars on display in the showrooms at 47 Brodie Street Rydalmere. Your visit is welcome Monday to Friday by appointment and our Open Nights are Monday and Wednesday until 9.30 pm.
To see more or our wedding cars or combinations of bridal cars and our winter specials click on the the images below.