Lot 161 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

Lot 161 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

Lot 161 - 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

Lot Number 161
Registration OMY 488P
Chassis Number SRH20936
Engine Number 20936
Odometer reading 67,294 miles
Result Sold - £19,040
  • Ordered from the factory by Head of the Saudi Arabian Air Force
  • Superb condition
  • Good history and low mileage

The Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from 1965 until 1980, it 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 slightly 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 car’s most innovative feature was a high-pressure hydraulic system licensed from Citroën, with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension. At first, both the front and rear of the car were controlled by the levelling system; the front levelling was deleted in 1969, as it had been determined that the rear levelling did almost all the work. Rolls-Royce achieved a high degree of ride quality with this arrangement.

This absolutely superb Rolls-Royce was originally ordered from the factory by the Head of Saudi Arabian Air Force but they did not actually take delivery. It is presented in Willow Gold with a red leather interior, both of which are in wonderful condition. It comes with a full service history with two stamped service books, original book pack and lots of correspondence with Rolls-Royce from when it was ordered. The car has had four previous owners, one of which was a dealer and two were father and son. The woodwork, brightwork and indeed, every aspect of this truly luxurious British model is superb with the owner granting it 10/10 all round. We are extremely proud to present this car at The London Classic Car Show and with the mileage being low and with a very favourable reserve, this surely must be the one to have and comes to auction with a new MoT test certificate with no advisories

 

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