1980 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Brake
Lot 338
Formerly the property of the late John Entwhistle of 'The Who',1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Shooting Break Chassis no. SRH0040422
Sold for £43,700 (US$ 71,409) inc. premium

Lot Details
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Formerly the property of the late John Entwhistle of 'The Who'
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Shooting Break
Registration no. to be advised
Chassis no. SRH0040422

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 Bentley T-Series.

    Introduced in 1965, the newcomers represented a complete break with tradition, being the first of the Crewe factory's models to employ unitary construction. 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 4" 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. For 1973 the front suspension sub-frame 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.

    There was never, of course, an official factory-bodied estate version of the Shadow but that did not deter those wealthy enough from commissioning their own, this example being created at the behest of the late John Entwhistle, legendary bass guitarist with 'The Who'. The coachbuilder is not known, but eight years ago Bonhams sold a similar car that had been converted by FLM (Panelcraft) Ltd of South London.

    The current vendor purchased this car from John Entwhistle's wife via Hanwells in West London seven years ago and then sent it to Coway coachbuilders in Bolton to be totally refurbished. The car has been kept at an estate in Perthshire, Scotland where it was mainly used for grouse shooting, and has been garage stored in a 'bubble' to maintain ideal air temperature. It has been routinely serviced by Alastair Scott of Abernethy, Perthshire, a recognised Rolls-Royce mechanical engineer, and over the last over seven years has not given any trouble. The car is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT/tax and Swansea V5C registration document.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the Registration Number for this vehicle is RFC592W.
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