Lot 232 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Odometer reading||124,743 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,264|
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 markedly improved handling.
Supplied by the Southend Motor Company on 15th November 1979, this Rolls-Royce has recently been re-commissioned by the vendor. The car has been checked over mechanically and passed an MoT test on 20th October 2015 with no advisories. The tan leather trim is in good order and the walnut wood trim has recently been refurbished. Exterior wise she could do with a little time and investment although, it has to be said, this Silver Shadow II is perfectly useable as she is. Supplied with a V5 registration document and the original service book, this Rolls-Royce is a super winter project for an enthusiast of the marque.