Lot 239 - 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
|Odometer reading||57,056 miles|
|Result||Sold - £28,000|
- One of the last registered
- Good history folder
The Silver Shadow broke new ground for the Crewe Company in a number of key areas, from the sophisticated fully independent suspension with an advanced self-levelling system to four-wheel ventilated disc brakes. The only major components carried over from the Silver Cloud III were the excellent, all aluminium, 6.2 litre V8 and four-speed automatic transmission with fluid flywheel, the latter replaced by GM’s excellent 400 three-speed box in October 1968 while the engine was enlarged to 6.75 litres the following year. Although no power output was ever divulged by the company, merely described as ‘adequate’, the Silver Shadow’s superior aerodynamics meant the car was perfectly happy cruising the motorways. No less than eight individual Connolly hides were used to trim the interior of each car and the standard of finish on the upholstery, rich Wilton carpets and burr walnut veneers was impeccable. Each Silver Shadow employed 20 electric motors, powering everything from the radio antenna to adjusting the individual front seats. Build quality on the Silver Shadow remained unsurpassed, each taking no less than 12 weeks to build from start to finish.
Originally supplied by Henlys in Chester on 7th August 1981, this Rolls-Royce presents in delightful condition and is finished in probably the best colour combination of Peacock Blue with Beige leather interior. A good history folder accompanies this Silver Shadow II, to be expected latterly by respected marque specialists. The engine runs well and we are advised this car drives with no known faults. The paintwork is in good order as is the interior; the front seats are fitted with headrests adding additional comfort for the driver and front passenger. These iconic Rolls-Royces are sublime to drive, offering comfort and luxury like no other car. This 1981 registered car is one of the last to be registered as the Silver Spirit was available from 1980. Supplied with a V5C registration document, together with the bookpack including the service book. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices have been increasing significantly of late, and this is an ideal opportunity to obtain one of the last ones registered.
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