1963 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III Saloon (1963)




Chassis Nr. SDW599        
A smart, sound and appealing example, nicely painted to a high standard in two striking and cheerful shades of blue enhanced by very nice chrome work and original pale blue/grey leather in good order, complemented by excellent wood veneers. Unusually, the car has the advantage of a Webasto folding sunroof – very much of the era and very popular at the time. The car presents very nicely and is a good all-round specimen, benefitting from recent refurbishment and attention, driving well on its radial ply tyres. We are also pleased to report that the car is fitted with air conditioning, which is working well. SDW599 was with the first, company owners until 1990, nearly half of the car's life. We have successfully re-instated the car's original registration number, 444 GUW which, as always, is pleasing! Offered serviced, prepared and newly MoT tested.

Chassis No.  SDW599                Reg. No. 444 GUW        

Snippets: The Bemrose Printers
The first owner of SDW599 was Sir John “Max” Bemrose (1904/86), his great-grandfather William Bemrose (1792/1880), was the proprietor & founder of Bemrose Printing Works of Derby. Two of William’s sons namely Sir Henry Howe (1827/1911) & William (1831/1908) took over the company in 1857 when their father retired.  Sir Henry became a director of Parr’s Derby Bank & MP for Derby from 1895/1900; William had a keen interest in arts & crafts and he joined the board of Royal Crown Derby as well as publishing several books on porcelain, woodcarving & arts.  In order to save confusion Sir Henry’s son Dr Henry Howe Bemrose (1857/1939), adopted the surname of Arnold-Bemrose & he joined the family firm in 1879, becoming Mayor of Derby in 1909, Dr Henry’s hobby was the field of geology and he wrote some 20 papers on subject & as a result in 1938 he was awarded the Murchison Medal.  Dr Henry’s son Sir John “Max” Bemrose was the 4th generation of the Bemrose family to take the helm of the family firm was a director between 1938 & 1979.  In 1933 Max Bemrose married Miss Margaret le Mare – she had had studied music (violin) & singing in Dresden & Copenhagen.  In 1960 he had been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours & in 1967 he became the Deputy Lieutenant of Derbyshire & in 1969 he was appointed High Sheriff of Derbyshire.  Sir & Lady Bemrose enjoyed music, gardening and travel which is reflected in the bursary that Lady Bemrose established in Sir Max’s memory at the Royal Northern School of Music. Prior to Lady Bemrose’s death (at the age of 100) she gave an interview to the Derby Evening Telegraph describing her life in music & their international travels – America, South Africa, Australia, Israel and Egypt – Lady Bemrose mentioned that whilst in Egypt she had to “restrain my husband from diving into the Nile.”
Show Time at Burghley House, Stamford.
Friday the 23rd June to Sunday 25th June 2023 inclusive.
The Real Car Co will be attending the RREC Annual Rally with a selection of their stock and an indoor display of Rolls-Royce & Bentley cars that they have sold since 1987. Come and visit our marquee and spot your car.
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  • Year: 1963
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Blue

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The Real Car Co.

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