Lot 151 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Odometer reading||24,623 miles|
|Estimate||£18,000 - £24,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,560|
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 significantly improved handling.
This one owner Silver Shadow was originally registered on 4th April 1979 and has been lovingly cared for the last 38 years. The Honey Gold paintwork is in very good order and the magnolia leather trim exceptional. Picnic tables are fitted in the rear which was a rare option and she also benefits from front headrests. The highly figured walnut dashboard complements the luxurious interior. Sadly being sold as part of a deceased estate, this Silver Shadow II drives exceptionally well with no adverse noises and a brisk performance to match. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years’ MoT test certificate together with the original handbooks and a history folder; a one owner Silver Shadow is hard to find, a low mileage example in such delightful condition is sure to appeal to collectors of this prestigious marque.
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