Lot 266 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Sold - £6,565
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 improved handling markedly.
This example is presented in the desirable period colour combination of brown and gold with a tan Connolly leather interior. Described by its engineer vendor as being in excellent all-round condition and a luxurious joy to drive and that even the original radio cassette player works. This Rolls-Royce exudes class and, we are informed, has benefitted from an extensive service history, and retains the original manuals and toolkit. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until February 2023, this quintessentially British car is offered without reserve.
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