Lot 225 - 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I
|Odometer reading||85,729 miles|
|Result||Sold - £13,440|
- Recommissioned in 2019
- Over £14,000 spent in the last three years
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 6.75 litre 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.
Having purchased this Rolls-Royce in 2019 the vendor then spent over £14,000 on the mechanics, ensuring longevity and reliability. The owner before the current vendor owned the car for 30 years and clearly enjoyed the comfort and prestige of such a handsome example. These iconic Rolls-Royce’s are delightful to look at and even better to drive. Start the engine and the first thing that is apparent is both the smoothness and quietness of the 6750cc V8. The driving experience is first class in the way she tends to glide over any uneven road surfaces. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a collection of invoices confirming the recent expenditure, this is a lovely example of the iconic Silver Shadow sensibly priced for a new owner.
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