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Silver Cloud Radford Countryman 1956 KZB71
Rolls-Royce found in farm shed

Silver Cloud Instrument Panel
Instrument Panel - Just 53,400 miles on the clock.

Manufacturer's Chassis Number
Body Plate SC 1156

Chassis Plates

Silver Cloud 6 cylinder engine
Engine Bay
Toolkit - missing adjustable spanner.

The car featured above will be for sale in due course. Currently available are several spare parts for a similar model including a radiator, four doors, a bonnet (#1320), two bumper bars, a couple of hubcaps, many walnut dash & interior panels and a variety of smaller parts. Contact Information

The box of spares which came with the car contained an Australian RR Owner's Club Badge #104. The previous owner apparently owned Rolls-Royces when he lived in Thailand, one of which was a white Silver Cloud.

KZB71 was advertised for sale in the June 1980 edition of Praeclarvm. The owner at that time was Fred English of Mentone in Melbourne, who had a collection for sale. Price for the Silver Cloud was AUD$15,000.

Radford badge

The first Silver Cloud Radford Countryman was built on the S series chassis in 1955. Front seats fold back making a bed, rear seats fold forward allowing access to the enormous boot. A dining table may be extended from the boot out over the rear bumpers. Some later Radfords had a sunroof.

HAROLD RADFORD (COACHBUILDER) LTD was formed in 1950 when its parent company took over the coach-building firm Seary and McReady and in the process changed their trading name. Working from Brent Crescent, Park Royal and later from 124 King Street, Hammersmith the new company carried out conversions on cars such as Rolls-Royce and Bentley making them into Countryman bodies. In January 1958 the Radford organisation was acquired by the Swain Group who already owned the famous coach-builders 'Freestone & Webb'.

Radford Countryman Prototype Silver Cloud 1947 Bentley Mk I with Harold Radford's 'Countryman Estate Car'  coachwork. Eight were built in the late 1940's. 
Information source: Rolls-Royce and Bentley - The Crewe Years,
by Martin Bennett, 1995 
Rolls-Royce Books

Bentley in Byron Bay

Brough Superior
The "Rolls-Royce" of Motorcycles
T.E. Lawrence, a great proponent of the Rolls-Royce marque, was alsoa magnificent motorcyclist. He owned a succession of Brough Superiors andtravelled at speed over distances which in this day and age seem quiterespectable, but in the 1920's & 30's were little short of incredible.hand