Ringbrothers has unveiled its latest creation, a hand-built 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II, at the 2023 SEMA Show.
Engineered from the ground up, PARAMOUNT is a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II that embodies the quality and coachwork Ringbrothers is known for, the company said, and was created to showcase its design and performance capabilities.
The original bodywork was retained and stripped to bare metal, then hand-corrected before the application of BASF Glasurit’s “White as Fluff” finish. With the exception of custom-machined badging and other touches, the mostly stock exterior largely hides the complete transformation of the car’s insides, Ringbrothers said.
“Unlike many of our builds, we chose to retain the original bodywork and lines of the Rolls, so at first glance, there are only hints to what lies beneath,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Jim Ring. “That all changes when the door opens to show the completely custom interior or a press of the go pedal emits a telltale supercharger whine. This truly is the ultimate luxury sleeper.”
Behind the Rolls-Royce Pantheon grille is a supercharged, 6.2-liter LT4 engine delivering 640 horsepower and 635 ft-lbs of torque to the rear wheels by way of a Bowler Tru-Street 10-speed automatic transmission and custom QA1 carbon-fiber driveshaft. The drivetrain sits on a custom Roadster Shop chassis with Ringbrothers-fabricated two-piece clamshell control arms and custom 10-gauge steel boxed frame rails, the builders said. A Roadster Shop Ride Line front suspension and Fast Link parallel four-bar rear suspension with Fox RS SV coilovers at all four corners provide ride comfort and handling. Custom EVOD Industries 18×7-inch front and 18×8-inch rear wheels are wrapped in Falken Azenis tires. An homage to the original Rolls-Royce wheels, the EVOD Industries wheels include gyro wheel center caps to ensure the logo remains upright.
Inside, the dashboard is laced with machined billet switch gear, while the instrumentation offers old-world charm with new-world metrics and infotainment, the builders said. Custom-built floor pans enhance interior volume and comfort for both driver and passenger, while the interior divider has been removed. Over 1,000 LED lights were hand-sewn into the “starlight” headliner to create a constellation that softly lights the cabin in a cool hue, allowing passengers to enjoy the signature Rolls-Royce “picnic tables,” the company said.
“Every part of this build is brimming with detail and character,” said Ringbrothers co-owner Mike Ring. “The exterior keeps to the allure of traditional British luxury while the engine, chassis and interior all embrace a modern luxury sedan. This project combines Rolls-Royce’s past and present with a 640-horsepower American accent. We invested over 3,400 hours in fabricating, painting and engineering this project and are grateful to our partners for working with us to further our craft and allowing us to explore an entirely new realm of art form.”