Lot 139 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 139 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 139 - 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot Number 139
Registration KUA 600V
Chassis Number SRH38374
Engine Number 38374
Odometer reading 43,327 miles
Result Sold - £20,720
  • Beautiful condition
  • Excellent history file
  • Original service books

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.

First registered on 4th October 1979, this wonderful Silver Shadow II presents beautifully in its Georgian Silver paint. Upholstered in dark blue leather and specified with top roll, instrument board roll, radio and underdash trim, (also in dark blue), this wonderful example of a Silver Shadow doesn’t disappoint upon inspection. The paint still gleams and the interior appears unmarked. Supplied with a fabulous history file, as well as many receipts, MoT test certificates dating back to the early 1980’s, many tax discs, book pack along with original service book, (stamped with 11 service stamps), is also a copy of the complete factory construction and test records outlining every step of the car’s production from order to final signing off. At a cost of over £32,000 in 1979, the Rolls-Royce certainly wasn’t a cheap car, the price more than that of most houses at the time, it has formed part of a large and eclectic collection over the past few years. The vendor only buys good quality cars, inspected by his own two full time mechanics before any purchase is made and he reports this car to run and drive very well, only now offered for sale to free up some space in his purpose built 60 car garage for an incoming project.

Supplied with a V5C registration document, original book pack, stamped service book, original brochure, Rolls-Royce construction and test records pack, many receipts, past tax discs and MoT test certificates. Finding a Silver Shadow in such good condition and with such a lovely history file is unusual and an opportunity not to be missed.

Interested parties should note that this vehicle had its speedometer replaced around 1982 at 9,053 miles. Therefore, the current reading of 43,331 miles is approximately 52,384 miles. The change of speedometer and mileage is recorded in the car’s Service Schedules and Record Book.

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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