Lot 273 - 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Odometer reading||53,480 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £11,000|
|Result||Sold - £12,880|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965. This new model was ten years in development and the new series was characterised by surprisingly modern features. Rolls-Royce broke new ground and broke away from many sacred design principles. The new models were technically striking in three ways; a monocoque chassis was used, all the wheels were sprung independently and four wheel disc brakes ensured stopping power of that 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. Outwardly, the models were identifiable by bumpers with rubber inserts and edges made from polyurethane. The most notable mechanical changes were to the rack and pinion steering, there was also modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly. The car had been subjected to extensive wind tunnel testing, the result of which created a car with much better stability at high speed.
Originally supplied on 23rd November 1977, this Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II has been very well cared for throughout its 42 years on the road, having covered a mere 53,480 miles in that time. The MoT test certificate history for this vehicle indicates the mileage to be genuine and correct. The splendid condition is also indicative of a low mileage vehicle. Presented in gold with a cream leather interior, this car is supplied with a V5C registration document, a current MoT test certificate and the original service book. This is an attractively priced, good example of a timeless British classic. This car is ready to be enjoyed by a new owner.
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