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$ 9,909) 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

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.’ - 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.
Auction information

This sale is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future sales, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this sale, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine, Coins & Medals and Motor Cars and Motorcycles:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first £50,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 the Hammer Price
12% from £1,000,001 of the Hammer Price

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

Payment in advance: by cash, check with banker's card, credit card, bank draft or traveler's cheque.

Payment at collection: by credit or debit card.

Credit card charges: a surcharge of 2% is applicable when using Mastercard, Visa and overseas debit cards.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.