Forget what you may have learned from the mustard ads–you really don’t have to be an old-money snob to appreciate a Rolls-Royce. There’s no better proof than the Silver Cloud, a car that combines the expected Rolls-Royce attributes of quality, tradition and refinement with a few that might come as a surprise. Not only are these cars relatively enjoyable to drive, they can be repaired and maintained by their owners without too much trouble, as well. Maybe that’s why their market value has been roaring upwards at a most un-Royce-like pace. The Silver Cloud, introduced in 1955, was a significant model for its maker. It was the first true post-war design, and the last Rolls-Royce to have old-world, body-on-frame construction, making it a canvas for H.J. Mulliner, James Young, Hooper and other prominent coachbuilders. The Silver Cloud got high marks as a driver’s car.