Lot 363 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Estimate||£4,500 - £6,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,712|
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 characterised 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 handsome Rolls-Royce has only had four former keepers and is described as in good all-round condition. The engine runs well with no adverse noises and the car sits and drives very well on the road. She has been used little of late and is being sold due to lack of suitable storage facilities. The period two-tone paintwork reflects upon the originality of this Silver Shadow II and with prices of these popular classics increasing of late, this looks to be very good value for money given the estimate. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until January 2015.
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