1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II,
Lot 231
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Saloon Chassis no. to be advised Engine no. to be advised
Sold for £5,980 (US$ 10,051) inc. premium
Lot Details
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Saloon
Registration no. DPJ 836T
Chassis no. to be advised
Engine no. to be advised


  • ‘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.’ - Rolls-Royce announcement on the launch of the Silver Shadow and Bentley T1.
    Introduced in 1965, the newcomers represented a complete break with tradition, being the first of the Crewe factory’s models to employ unitary construction of the chassis/body. All-round independent suspension and power-operated four-wheel disc brakes appeared for the first time on a Rolls-Royce, and production cars boasted a roof-line four inches lower than that of the preceding Silver Cloud. The Silver Cloud II’s well-tried, 6.2-litre V8 continued in the Shadow until the need to maintain power while meeting US emissions targets saw it enlarged to 6,750cc in 1970. Notable developments prior to that had included the adoption of GM400 automatic transmission and air conditioning as standard equipment. For 1973 the front suspension subframe was redesigned, enabling radial tyres to be fitted without compromising ride quality, and later that year ‘impact resistant’ bumpers - another US requirement - were standardised. Introduced in 1977, the revised Shadow II featured power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and split-level air conditioning among many improvements. Production ceased with the introduction of the closely related Silver Spirit range in 1980.
    Finished in Athenian Blue with Champagne leather upholstery and cream carpets, this Shadow II has covered a genuine 98,959 miles from new and has enjoyed seven former keepers over the past 30 years. ‘DPJ 836T’ is currently garaged in Windsor and comes complete with its original handbooks, boxed tool kit and full service history. Described by the private vendor as in generally excellent condition, the car is offered with current road fund licence MoT to 11th July 2009 and Swansea V5 registration document.