Lot 219 - 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||49,787 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 to 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, 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.
Originally supplied by Rolls-Royce to Jersey via Wadhams in December 1973, the car returned to Cheshire in 1979 having covered just 7,000 miles and was subsequently purchased by a lady. The next owner was a Mr. Falder who was Chairman of HMG Paints, who purchased the car with 20,000 miles on the clock. Finally a Mr. Markey took over stewardship of JBN594N, clocking up only 7,000 miles during his 18 years of ownership from 1995 to July 2013. With over 30 previous MoT certificates the low mileage is warranted. Complete with the original handbooks, this Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow presents in a condition commensurate with such low mileage. Finished in Chestnut with tan interior and described by the vendor as "driving as a Rolls-Royce should", this is a car that will appeal to collectors and enthusiasts alike. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 7th May 2014, it is rare to find a Silver Shadow in this condition, but to find a 40 year old one that has covered a mere 49,000 miles from new is exceptional.
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