Instrument Panel - Just
53,400 miles on the clock.
Body Plate SC 1156
Toolkit - missing adjustable
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.
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