1972 Silver Shadow ,
Lot 534
1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon Chassis no. SRH13750 Engine no. 13750
Sold for £5,865 (US$ 9,811) inc. premium
Lot Details
1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Registration no. NRP 725
Chassis no. SRH13750
Engine no. 13750


  • '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.
    This particular Silver Shadow was purchased by its late owner in 1998 and modified for long-distance rallying using parts from his T-Series Bentley, which had been accidentally damaged while competing in the London-Cape Town Rally. Rally modifications include a long-range fuel tank system, Recaro seats and upgraded suspension, while the opportunity was also taken to restyle the car as a Bentley using the donor car's radiator grille, rocker covers and instruments. 'NRP 725' has since completed numerous rallies including the London to Istanbul. Described as in generally good condition, its engine running well, this proven Silver Shadow long-distance rally car is offered with Swansea V5.