1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286
Lot 102
1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Chassis no. SRH 25286
Sold for € 5,750 (US$ 6,727) inc. premium

Les Grandes Marques a Monaco

30 Apr 2010, 14:30 CEST

Monte Carlo

Lot Details
1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon  Chassis no. SRH 25286
1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Saloon
Chassis no. SRH 25286


  • Livrée neuve début 77, cette Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I est équipée de pare-chocs chromés, chers aux amateurs de Rolls-Royce.

    La voiture a été vendue par Jack Barclay le 15 Février 1977 à un maître tailleur de Burlington Arcade à Londres.

    Commandée fin 76 en bleu Seychelles, la couleur sera modifiée en vert Brewster avant la livraison. Ceci est confirmé par les registres de l'usine.
    Le toit en Everflex est de couleur noire. L'intérieur en cuir capitonné noir est équipé de larges appuie-têtes avant et arrière optionnels, du réglage électrique du siège conducteur, de l'éclairage bleu du tableau de bord ; les cendriers avant sont quant à eux condamnés.

    La voiture est vendue avec toutes les factures relatives à son entretien en Angleterre, puis en France depuis son arrivée 1995, ainsi que sa housse verte, avec laquelle elle a toujours été couverte dans le garage du vendeur.
    Récemment, les projecteurs halogènes, les flexibles de frein, les disques de freins avants, l'accumulateur hydraulique et les sphères de suspension arrière, les carburateurs, les pneus à flancs blancs et la batterie ont été changés.

    Nous avons été informés que cette belle voiture a toujours accordé à son propriétaire le plus grand confort et le plaisir des voyages entre Neuilly-sur-Seine, Saint-Tropez et Monte-Carlo au cours des dernières années.

    Introduced in 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (and Bentley T-Series) represented a complete break with tradition, being the first of the Crewe factory's models to employ unitary construction. The latter freed the body designers from the constraints of a separate chassis and permitted a reduction in overall height and weight without loss of either rigidity or capacity. All-round independent suspension was another new introduction, and production cars boasted a roofline 4" lower than that of the preceding Silver Cloud. This new styling appealed to the younger generation of Rolls-Royce owners more prevalent from the mid-1960s onwards and enabled the company to keep abreast of fashion.
    Its engine - the well-tried 90-degree V8 introduced on the Silver Cloud II - was one of the first aspects of the Silver Shadow to undergo significant alteration, being enlarged to 6,750cc in 1970. The Corniche's introduction and commencement of the Camargue project slackened the pace of Shadow development briefly, the next significant up-grade not occurring until mid-1972 when the 'compliant suspension' package of modifications was introduced, significantly improving the car's handling. Models manufactured after the spring of 1974 (from chassis number '18269' onwards) featured subtly flared wheelarches accommodating wider, lower-profile radial tyres. At around the same time improvements were made to the central locking and cruise control systems, but the most obvious difference between the 'old' and 'new' Shadows was the latter's impact-absorbing bumpers, a US-market requirement. At first these were fitted only to Shadows destined for North America, those sold in the home market retaining the traditional chromed bumpers until the Shadow II's introduction in 1977.

    Delivered early in 1977, this late Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I incorporates all the above-mentioned improvements and has the chromed bumpers preferred by Rolls-Royce aficionados. The car was supplied via Jack Barclay on 15th February 1977 to a master tailor of Burlington Arcade in London. It was ordered at the end of 1976 to be finished in Seychelles Blue, which was changed to Brewster Green prior to delivery according to factory records. The Everflex roof is black, as is the leather-upholstered interior, which features the optional broad headrests front and rear; lengthened driver's seat adjustment; blue coloured instrument panel illumination; and sealed front ashtray.

    The car is accompanied by all invoices relating to its time in England, all invoices since coming to France in 1995, and its original green car cover, with which it has always been covered in the vendor's garage. Items renewed include the halogen headlamps, brake hoses, front brake discs, hydraulic accumulator and rear suspension spheres, carburettors, whitewall tyres and the battery. We are advised that this beautiful car has always afforded its owner the greatest comfort and enjoyment on trips between Neuilly-sur-Seine, Saint-Tropez and Monte Carlo over the past few years.
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