Lot 149 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Odometer reading||65,346 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £17,000|
|Result||Sold - £22,120|
- Sold from a deceased estate
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, and there were 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.
This imposing Rolls-Royce was supplied new in 1978 by the world-famous franchised dealer Jack Barclay. This low ownership example has been in the same family for the last 34 years. It was purchased by a garage owner in 1988 and on his death in 2013 it passed to his wife. It is offered to auction following her recent death. Presented in Brewster Green with a tan Connolly leather interior this Shadow II shows only 65,346 miles on the clock which is believed to be accurate. The carpets, footrests and woodwork are all in good order and the engine bay is immaculate having benefitted from a thorough detailing. Presented to auction with a V5C registration document, spare keys, lambswool over rugs, owners handbook and a complete and original toolkit. Unfortunately, the service history has been misplaced.
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