Lot 148 - 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
|Odometer reading||42,742 miles|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
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 and had the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce. 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.
This extremely solid Silver Shadow was supplied new by H.A. Fox with Sundym glass, Everflex roof, Quartz headlights, Radiomobile radio and eight-track tape unit. Sold to a wealthy East London jeweller, it stayed within the family right up until 2007, during which time it carried registration 9 EXL. Finished in deep Indigo blue with contrasting light blue hide, it is complemented by a remarkably well presented original interior. In more recent years, the car has been maintained by an enthusiast who spent many years comprehensively attending to the structure of the body shell, such that it is a remarkably sound machine with a very quiet and responsive engine and smooth gearbox. Only last year, an extensive braking system overhaul was carried out by two specialist firms. It is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in June 2018 and comes complete with its original wallet, purchase invoice, handbook, stamped service book, invoices and old tax discs. It also comes with a detailed factory build print out totalling 50 pages, as organised through the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts Club whose events the car has attended.