Lot 263 - 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (Long wheelbase)
|Odometer reading||58,000 miles|
|Estimate||£14,000 - £18,000|
The Silver Shadow 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 3½ 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 advanced design. The superb ride quality in the Silver Shadow was achieved due to the innovative high-pressure hydraulic system with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension. In short, there is nothing quite like riding in a Rolls-Royce, and this example is no exception. The levels of comfort are manifold from the optional factory cruise control installed to the sumptuous tan leather and burr walnut dashboard. From 1965 through to 1977 a mere 16,717 Silver Shadows were manufactured and only 2,780 long wheel base examples.
Supplied originally by Jack Barclay and supplied with the car is the factory build sheet and original purchase invoice. Finished in Astrakhan with a black everflex roof and tan leather seats, black leather top and knee roll, brown lamb's wool rugs, walnut dashboard and door cappings. The original Blue spot Frankfurt stereo and eight- track player are still in place. This is an unmolested example and is a credit to the previous keepers. Supplied with a V5 registration document, a current MoT test certificate together with the original service book, a comprehensive collection of invoices/bills and previous MoT's. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices have been steadily increasing of late with some examples changing hands at £25,000 and above. This Long Wheelbase (without division) could soon follow suit.
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