Lot 214 - 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||65,150 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,712|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 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. The original Shadow was slightly narrower and shorter than the Silver Cloud, which it replaced, but managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by its construction. 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 car’s most innovative feature was a high-pressure hydraulic system licensed from Citroën, with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension. At first, both the front and rear of the car were controlled by the levelling system; the front levelling was deleted in 1969, as it had been determined that the rear levelling did almost all the work. Rolls-Royce achieved a high degree of ride quality with this arrangement.
This very nice example which is presented in metallic Shell Grey with blue leather interior was used, in Blackpool, by a Jukebox manufacturer for 40 years and it has covered only limited mileage in that time. The present owner informs us that the car has been serviced and repaired, where necessary, by Rolls-Royce specialists and it comes with all its documentation and various invoices. Offered at no reserve, this majestic British classic is affordable to everyone and will no doubt bring many more years of pleasurable driving.
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