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Lot 645A
1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon SRH25490
£4,500 - 5,000
US$ 6,900 - 7,700
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Lot Details
1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Registration no. UUP 298R
Chassis no. SRH25490
Engine no. 25490
“In short: these cars combine advanced engineering and safety specifications with traditional Rolls-Royce standards of craftsmanship. In the manner of their performance they are as revolutionary as the Silver Ghost was 59 years ago,” announced Rolls-Royce at the Silver Shadow’s launch in 1965. The foregoing was no mere flight of fancy, for with the introduction of the Silver Shadow, Rolls-Royce brought its body/chassis engineering bang up to date by switching to unitary construction while retaining all the hallmarks of a traditional hand-crafted product. The Shadow’s all-round independent suspension and power-operated four-wheel disc brakes were both ‘firsts’ for Rolls-Royce, and the new styling appealed to the younger generation of Rolls-Royce owner-drivers more prevalent from the mid-1960s onwards. The existing 6.2-litre V8 continued in the Shadow until the need to maintain power while conforming to US emissions regulations saw it enlarged to 6,750cc in 1970. Notable prior developments had included the adoption of GM400 automatic transmission and air conditioning as standard.
This well-presented Series I Silver Shadow is reported as basically original with the exception of a re-spray. The vehicle comes with Rolls-Royce main-agent service history to 1982 (at 41,000 miles) followed by other recognised specialists, such as Chelsea Workshop, to 1990 (at 90,000 miles). Accompanying MoTs confirm the current recorded mileage of circa 116,000 as correct. The car is offered with road fund licence to February 2005, MoT to August 2005 and Swansea V5 registration document.

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