Lot 119 - 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow by James Young 2-door saloon
|Odometer reading||59,446 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £18,000|
|Result||Sold - £17,920|
- Extremely rare two door saloon by James Young
- One of only 26 produced
- 59,000 original miles
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 through to 1980 and 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 3½ inches narrower and seven inches shorter than its predecessor, the Silver Cloud, but managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging. Aside from a more modern appearance and construction, the Silver Shadow introduced many new features such as disc brakes replacing drum brakes and independent rear suspension rather than the ageing live axle design of previous models. It featured a 189bhp 6.75litre V8 engine from 1970 onwards, mated to a Turbo Hydromantic 400 transmission supplied by General Motors. 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.
Finished in classic Shell Grey over Charcoal with beautiful deep red leather interior, this incredible motorcar is one of just 26 examples coach built by James Young of Rolls-Royce. Seldom do they come on the market. Options include factory fitted air conditioning, electric sunroof, electric windows and power assisted steering and it also comes with original owner’s manual and a copy of the original registration. This fabulous and rare motor car has travelled the world: from the UK it went to the United States and just after the present owner purchased it, he took it to Saudi Arabia where it became part of his own private collection. It arrived back in the UK in 2018 where it has been in dry storage and invoices of circa £6500 can be seen for various mechanical works carried out to keep it in the condition you see today. We are proud to offer this rare example of one of Rolls-Royce’s rarest models.
Interested parties should note that there is an oil leak from the engine and as such this vehicle cannot be driven away until the issue is fixed.
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