Evaluation: Visually maintained, largely original | Represented as a two-owner car, first ordered by an admiral in the Royal Navy. Unusual but attractive colors. Lightly scratched bumpers. Shiny paint has a fair bit of orange peel. Erratic panel gaps with some chips around the edges of the doors. Wood and leather looks all original—and tired. Partially restored underneath. The tires look newer. Very clean and tidy engine bay. Attractive and straight, but never fully redone.
Bottom Line: A heck of a lot of style, sophistication, and sheetmetal for the money, but it’s not a surprising price. Six-cylinder Cloud Is are worth less than later V-8s, Standard Steel cars are worth less than coachbuilt ones, and RHD cars are worth less than LHD ones (in the U.S.). Couple all that to this one’s paint and generally aged condition, and the price makes perfect sense. It doesn’t take a ton of money to look like an aristocrat.