Lot 192 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Shadow I
|Odometer reading||18,814 miles|
|Estimate||£20,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,360|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 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 3½" narrower and 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 and construction, 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. The superb ride quality achieved in the Shadow was thanks to the innovative high-pressure hydraulic system with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension.
This Rolls-Royce is a beautiful example with exceptionally low mileage. The car was in dry storage in Scotland from 1984 until 2007 reflecting its mileage, after which, she was re-commissioned including the fitment of a Harvey Bailey suspension system greatly improving the handling and comfort. In recent times, the car has been serviced and maintained by Jack Barclay Ltd. Finished in the delightful colour combination of shell grey with blue interior, this 'flared wheelarch model' Silver Shadow I is supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 31st March 2017 (with no advisories). Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices have been steadily increasing of late; after driving this one it is easy to see why.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.