Lot 218 - 1972 13051 Silver Shadow I

Lot 218 - 1972 13051 Silver Shadow I

Lot 218 - 1972 13051 Silver Shadow I

Lot Number 218
Registration TGU81L
Chassis Number SRH13845
Engine Number 13845
Estimate £5,000 - £7,000
Result Sold - £5,600

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 1980. It was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed using a monocoque chassis and, to date, has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce. The original Shadow was three and a half inches narrower and seven inches shorter than the Silver Cloud which it replaced, but managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by its construction. Aside from a more modern appearance and construction, the Silver Shadow introduced many new features such as disc brakes instead of drum brakes and independent rear suspension rather than the ageing live axle design of previous cars. The superb ride quality achieved in the Shadow was thanks to the innovative high-pressure hydraulic system with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self levelling suspension.
 
This very collectable example is offered in Silver Sand with beige trim; a series one version which has been owned by the previous keeper for the past 26 years and, as such, an extensive history accompanies the car. Fitted with a 50w Pioneer radio and multi disc cd player, this Silver Shadow featured in the 2002 film 'Bend it like Beckham', is also offered with an MoT test certificate valid until 23rd May 2014 and is now a road fund licence exempt vehicle. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices have been steadily increasing of late; after driving this one it is easy to see why.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.

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