Lot 348 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Anniversary
|Chassis Number||SRH 38223|
|Odometer reading||163,600 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was built from 1965 to 1980 and 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. 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 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Anniversary was then launched when Rolls-Royce existed 75 years; since the company was founded in 1904 the celebration of 75 years of existence took place in 1979.
The Silver Shadow II Anniversary can be recognised by red badges on the grille, boot lid and in the door openings. Furthermore, every Anniversary has a plaque in the glove compartment of the dashboard.
This Silver Shadow II Anniversary, one of the seventy-five UK cars fitted with red badges, was supplied new by Appleyard Rippon in Leeds and sold to a company based in Sheffield. Originally finished in Moorland green, the car was acquired in 1989 by Royce Services in Bradford, the same year the colour was changed to white and it has been used as a wedding car since. This Shadow II has recently been checked through mechanically and it is reported to drive well. The interior is the original beige Connolly leather and has the anniversary plaque fitted to the glove compartment lid. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in July 2017 and a large history file with old registration documents, MoT certificates, invoices and a set of chassis and test cards provided by the RREC. A very usable Silver Shadow that could be put to work straight away but would benefit from some bodywork over the winter.
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