Lot 135 - 1970 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||11,854 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,264|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 to 1980. It was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed using a monocoque chassis, and to date has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce. 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 Silver Shadow featured a 172bhp 6.2 litre V8 from 1965-69, and an 189bhp 6.75 litre V8 from 1970. Both engines were mated to a Turbo Hydromantic 400 transmission which came from General Motors except on pre-1970 right hand drive models which used the same 4-speed automatic gearbox as the Silver Cloud, also a General Motors unit. 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.
Originally registered on 6th January 1970, this Rolls-Royce is finished in white with burgundy leather interior. Starting on the button when requested, this Silver Shadow drives well. Recent work included a new water pump and oil and filter change. These chrome bumper models are becoming increasingly rare and attract admiring glances wherever driven. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with an MoT test certificate valid until 17th May 2019 and a comprehensive history folder, this car is offered for sale without reserve.
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