Rolls Royce Shadow,
Lot 308
1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon Chassis no. SRH9972 Engine no. SRH9972
Sold for £4,715 (US$ 7,847) inc. premium
Lot Details
1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Registration no. TBK 245J
Chassis no. SRH9972
Engine no. SRH9972

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 on the launch of the Silver Shadow and T-Series Bentley. 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.
    An immense success for its maker, the long running and much loved Silver Shadow represents the most easily affordable route to Rolls-Royce ownership for many of today’s enthusiasts. The earliest examples are now more than 40 years old and many have suffered at the hands of a succession of uncaring owners, a state of affairs that has resulted in good examples, such as that offered here, being particularly sought after.
    This particular Silver Shadow was purchased in 2006 and used sparingly by the late vendor. The car has been maintained by Autocure on the Isle of Wight and comes with a good file of history including expired MoTs dating from 1982 to November 2007. On the button, it drove well on a recent test and is presented in generally good/very good condition. The vehicle is offered with Swansea V5.
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