<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638

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1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan

Sold for US$ 5,600 inc. premium
1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan
Chassis no. LRF31638
Engine no. 31638

6.75 liter Alloy Block V8
2 SU Carburetors
200bhp at 4200rpm
3-Speed GM Turbo 400 Automatic Transmission
All Round Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Proceeds to benefit The Rolls-Royce Foundation
*Attractive brown with brown upholstery
*A stately motorcar for the enthusiast


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Introduced in 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (and Bentley T1) 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. 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 wheel arches accommodating wider, lower-profile radial tires.

This particular 1977 Rolls-Royce was donated to the Rolls-Royce Foundation in 2014 by a RROC enthusiast. It has since been kept in their facility in Pennsylvania. It has been used very sparingly. Today, it presents nicely in the original two-tone brown and tan color scheme with brown leather. Since it has been used very little in the past few years it is recommended that it is put through an inspection by a Rolls-Royce specialist by its next owner.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, this vehicle is a Silver Wraith II, not a Silver Shadow as described.
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<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
<b>1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Sedan</b><br />Chassis no. LRF31638<br />Engine no. 31638
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