Lot 218 - 1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||82,978 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £7,500|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
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.
This elegant example, complete with period Everflex roof, presents in blue with a contrasting Champagne leather interior. The exterior condition is described by the vendor as between nine and ten out of ten in all areas with the engine and transmission being in near perfect order. In 2000, just after its acquisition, it was thoroughly overhauled including a bare-metal re-spray in the original Caribbean Aqua. It has also been serviced every year, most recently on the 9th December, 2014. The service schedule has been religiously maintained since 1999 despite the relatively few miles travelled. An MoT test certificate is supplied expiring in December of this year as well as the original sales invoice and build specifications. Good order and good value.
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