Lot 265 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||91,183 miles|
|Result||Sold - £3,848|
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 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" 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 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.
This example presented in Silver with Grey leather trim was first registered 18th September 1975. The paintwork and chromework on this car are respectable as is the leather trim with the woodwork requiring some attention and perhaps renewing and would benefit from some new carpets. Best described as a project example it certainly, in this colour combination has the impressive Rolls-Royce presence and would make an ideal foray into the luxury classic car ownership with a car that can be improved upon. We are informed that there are no brake warning lights, the body is good and the car runs, drives and stops but given it has been sitting for a number of years some recommissioning would be advised before using on the road. To this date prices for Shadows although steadily rising still present fabulous value for money and this is no exception. Offered with V5 registration document yet offered without reserve it is a tempting project for someone wanting to experience Rolls-Royce ownership.
Guide Price £6,000 - £10,000
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