Beyoncé’s $1m vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce II is one of the world’s most unique cars

  • Beyoncé’s 1959 Vintage Silver Cloud Rolls Royce II Drophead is one of the rarest cars in the world
  • Jay-Z bought it for his wife for her 25th birthday
  • It cost $1 million

Published on Dec 06, 2023 at 10:10 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 19, 2023 at 2:35 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Beyoncé’s $1m vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce II is one of the world’s most unique cars

Beyoncé’s 1959 vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce II Drophead is rare, sentimental and seriously stylish.

A present from Beyoncé’s husband Jay-Z on her 25th birthday – it’s the car from her fleet she’s photographed with the most.

The vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce II cost $1 million.

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The talented couple with a staggering net worth already own an impressive fleet of cars.

They also own the iconic and nautical Rolls-Royce Boat Tail – one of the most expensive cars in the world.

Other celebrity fans of the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud include Michael Jackson and Freddie Mercury.

Aside from it being rare and stunning, the sentimental gift came delivered with the sign “reserved for Mrs. Carter” on the front seat.

However, pictured frequently behind the wheel amidst its sky-blue interior and wide leather seats – she seems to enjoy driving it.

And what’s not to love? Boasting a 6.2-liter engine and the ability to go from 0-97 km/h (0-60 mph) in 10.9 seconds – it packs a smooth, yet powerful punch on the road.

From the outside, the navy blue convertible top and white wall tires turn heads as much as Queen B herself.

The vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce was the core model of the British brand from 1955-1966.

It drove onto the scene after the Silver Dawn, featuring Rolls’ first-ever factory-built body that was shared with the Bentley Mark VI.

The vintage Silver Cloud Rolls-Royce II Drophead was first shown at the Paris Salon at the end of 1962.

After its era drew to a close, it was replaced by the Silver Shadow in 1965.

The external dimensions of the 2.0 were slightly changed and weight reduced by 220 lbs after its début.

Under the hood, the engine included the addition of SU carburettors, plus the compression ratio was increased.

What’s more, the engine contained a hardened crankshaft to deal with the extra power in the engine.

That was also done to fix reports of broken crankshafts in the earlier Silver Cloud models.

It’s said to be one of the most sought after vintage vehicles in existence, and Jay Z’s Maybach Exelero is also pretty unique.


Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.