Lot 132 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Chassis Number||SRH 39030|
|Odometer reading||61,000 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
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 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 sort that had come to be expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet, the V8 engine that had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series was employed. In February 1977, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. The most notable changes mechanically were to the rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly.
This Silver Shadow II is finished in Brewster Green with a beautifully refurbished beige leather interior. Importantly, with this outstanding example, is a fully stamped service booklet up to 55,000 miles; it also comes with some further bills substantiating the mileage. First registered on 12th December 1979 and supplied with a number of extras such as four headrests and both external mirrors, this example has clearly been cherished. In recent years, a top of the line LPG fuel conversion was fitted at great expense thus enabling this Shadow to start on petrol and then transfer to LPG which can be purchased for as little as 60p per litre! With a full years MoT test certificate and a clear HPI report, this Rolls-Royce represents enormous quality for modest outlay.
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