1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon SRH4356
Lot 417
1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon SRH4356
Sold for £8,625 (US$ 14,747) inc. premium
Lot Details
1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Registration no. CBY 422G
Chassis no. SRH4356
Engine no. 4356

Footnotes

  • ‘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, while 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.
    A desirable early Silver Shadow, built before the need to conform to the USA’s safety laws saw the original’s clean lines somewhat spoiled by large, ‘impact resistant’ bumpers, this example has enjoyed only three owners from new (one of them for over 25 years) while covering circa 84,500 miles in total. The accompanying service history file contains supporting documentation dating back 30-or-so years. A stunning car, beautifully presented in the attractive colour combination of Dusk Grey and Garnet, complimented by an unmarked, stone leather-upholstered interior, it affords the added benefits of picnic tables, Rolls-Royce over-mats, rear seat belts, modern Sony CD stereo system and recently fitted whitewall tyres. Described by the private vendor as ‘as superb driving car in outstanding condition’, ‘CBY 422G’ is offered with original spare keys, MoT/road fund licence to November 2006 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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