MCG Rolls Royce SC III
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MCG Rolls Royce SC III 3 years, 4 months ago #1

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This is a 1/18 scale Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III (Mulliner Park Ward special coachwork) by MCG (Model Car Group), a rather new player in the market of model cars. The design of this car has always given reason for debate. Many (even the manufacturer of this model) call it a Flying Spur, but that is wrong.





The origins of this design lies with the H.J.M. Bentley S1 Continental, a car which was meant to be a two door saloon only. But H.J. Mulliner launched the idea of making a four door version as well. Initially Rolls Royce management declined, but H.J.M. persisted and got permission in the end. An S2 version (lower radiator) and the M.P.W. S3 version (twin headlights) followed. These cars were called the Bentley S1/2/3 Continental Flying Spur, the latter name relating to the coat of arms of Mulliner's managing director.





When the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud III came on the market, Mulliner Park Ward, (MPW) designed a similar looking body on the SCIII chassis, but not with the Continental specs. as those belong to a Bentley exclusively, just like the Flying Spur type designation. But it does look similar, that is  fact.


In real life this car is very rare, only 82 made and they fetch very high prices at auction. Many say it is the best looking Silver Cloud, and there I agree.





Last Edit: 3 years, 4 months ago by Ecclesley.
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Re: MCG Rolls Royce SC III 3 years, 4 months ago #2

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A very beautiful car, the real dseal as well as the modelcar
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