1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II,
Lot 675
1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon Chassis no. SRH16870 Engine no. 16870
Sold for £4,140 (US$ 6,958) inc. premium
Lot Details
1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Registration no. JVG 294M
Chassis no. SRH16870
Engine no. 16870


  • ‘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.
    The vendor advises us that he has owned this Silver Shadow for the past ten years and during that time has used it for classic vehicle shows and weddings, as did the immediately preceding owner. Finished in gold, the car is described as in generally good condition, with very good paintwork and black leather interior. It is offered with sundry service/maintenance invoices, current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5.

Saleroom notices

  • There is no current Road Fund Licence with this vehicle.