Lot 290 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 290 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 290 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot Number 290
Registration SKK968W
Chassis Number SRH 41226
Engine Number 0041226
Odometer reading 75,815 miles
Result Sold - £9,800

When the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965 the development departments were showing the result of work carried out over a period of some ten years. The new series was characterized by surprisingly modern features and with their development, Rolls-Royce broke new ground and away from many sacred design principles. The new models were technically striking in three ways: a monocoque chassis was used, all wheels were sprung independently and four wheel disc brakes now ensured stopping power of the kind expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet the V8 engine which had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series was employed. In February 1977 the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. Outwardly the models were identifiable by bumpers with rubber inserts and edges made from polyurethane. The most notable changes mechanically were to the rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly.

This Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was supplied by Jack Barclay in London on 5th September, 1980. Finished in Silversand with beige trim and brown contrasting piping, this car presents in excellent order. The woodwork is virtually un-marked; the leather seats are firm and are in splendid condition. When a Shadow II has been as well looked after as this one, the end result is a car that is a pleasure to drive and to look at. Having covered only 75,000 miles in its 32 years on the road, the service history file can only be described as extremely comprehensive. Included in the file is a copy of the original build sheet and everything appears to be in order; even the original radio and cassette player remain in the car. Respected Rolls-Royce dealers, Broughtons of Cheltenham, have carried out the service work on the car since 1997 with the mileage reading 66,000 at that time. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow values have been on the increase of late and, after driving this one, it is easy to see why.

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