1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Estate Coachwork by Panelcraft  Chassis no. SRH 10041210 Engine no. 0041210

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Lot 155
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Estate Coachwork by Panelcraft
Registration no. HUC 54W Chassis no. SRH 10041210 Engine no. 0041210

Sold for £ 23,575 (US$ 29,525) inc. premium
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Estate Coachwork by Panelcraft
Registration no. HUC 54W
Chassis no. SRH 10041210
Engine no. 0041210
"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 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. 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 subframe was re-designed, 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 the work of FLM (Panelcraft) Ltd, of South London. The car is finished in green with matching leather interior, and has a sunroof fitted. It is accompanied by three expired MoTs covering the period September 1999 to November 2002, the earliest of these listing recorded mileage of 2,024 miles and the most recent (issued November 2001) indicating 2,099 miles. The current mileage recorded on the odometer is 2,128. The most recent service bill on file (from Straight Eight, dated October 1998) is for a new fuel pump and other works costing £750. The vehicle comes with owner's handbook and Swansea V5.
1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Estate Coachwork by Panelcraft  Chassis no. SRH 10041210 Engine no. 0041210
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