Lot 120 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 120 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 120 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot Number 120
Registration HPG 440V
Chassis Number SRH0040409
Engine Number 0040409
Odometer reading 5,613 miles
Result Sold - £30,000

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II is the epitome of 1970’s luxury motoring. The original Silver Shadow was released in 1965 and made way for the vastly improved Shadow II in 1977, which would stay in production until 1980. The Silver Shadow II was known for its silky-smooth ride and powerful V8 engine, which provided plenty of power for the car's substantial size. It also featured a number of advanced features for its time, such as a sophisticated self-levelling suspension system and an air conditioning system which could be operated independently for the driver and front passenger. The Shadow II also gained rack and pinion steering, which vastly improved the handling over its predecessor. The interior of the Silver Shadow II was of course the height of luxury, with the finest wood veneer and leather upholstery.

This particular example is something of a time-warp, showing just 5,613 miles and having been cherished in present ownership since 1980. The car was purchased as a virtually brand new car, supplied by Lex Mead in Weybridge, allegedly a cancelled order due to the original purchaser opting for the newly released Silver Spirit instead. The car presents exceedingly well in white with a period correct vinyl roof and brown leather upholstery. For a 43 year old car, the condition is certainly impressive, with just a few minor paint blemishes, all commensurate with the age and originality of the car. The history file contains eight MoT test certificates ranging from 1983 to 2018, showing a steady increase in mileage over the time.

A vast majority of the mileage was attained during the early part of the cars’ life, a Rolls-Royce service stamp records a mileage of 5,179 miles in May 1986, the service sticker is still present inside the driver’s door shut. Following that, we have MoT’s in September 1986 at 5,216 miles, October 1988 at 5,269 miles and then March 2000 at 5,276 miles. We then arrive at an invoice dating from May 2005, for work at West Hoathly Rolls-Royce specialists, with an odometer reading of 5,380 miles. The work undertaken was a very thorough service and recommissioning process, which includes drive belts, the invoice totalling £3,233.66. The car was then MoT’d again in June 2011 with 5,490 miles and most recently, in November 2018 with 5,603 miles. The most recent service invoice was also in November 2018, again from West Hoathly, for work on a very thorough service and recommission, the invoice totalling £5,465.33.

This Shadow II would be the perfect addition to any Rolls-Royce collection, it is likely one of the lowest mileage examples remaining and has been virtually a single owner car its whole life. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase a highly original, remarkably low mileage example of one of the greatest status symbols of the 1970’s.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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