Lot 240 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 240 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot 240 - 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Lot Number 240
Registration YEL 723S
Chassis Number SRH32823
Engine Number 32823
Odometer reading 32,271 miles
Estimate £14,000 - £19,000
  • Comprehensive history file dating back to the 1980’s
  • Circa £5,000 spent in the past 18 months
  • Excellently presented in Silver Sand

When the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965, the development departments were showing the result of work carried out over a period of some ten years. The new models were technically striking in three ways. A monocoque chassis was used; all wheels were sprung independently and four wheel disc brakes now ensured stopping power of the sort that had come to be expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet, the V8 engine, which had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series, was employed. In February 1977, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. The most notable changes mechanically were rack and pinion steering and modifications to the front suspension which improved handling remarkably.

The example we have here is presented exceedingly well in Silver Sand with a Walnut roof and the paint still retains an excellent shine, as does the chrome. The Beige hide interior is piped Dark Brown and is also presented in superb order. The walnut veneer dash was re-lacquered in 2018 and the rest of the veneer is in excellent shape, with a few slight cracks to the door capping’s. The car is supplied with a comprehensive history file, MoT test certificates dating back to 1985 when the mileage was recorded at 5452 and then showing a steady increase during the following years. A few MoT’s have a small gap between them, where it’s likely the car spent some time off of the road. However, with the wealth of MoT’s and invoices provided in the history file, paired with the condition of the car, we believe that the mileage is very likely to be genuine although this is not warranted. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document, factory order and build sheets, various invoices for works over the years and an original owners manual. In recent years, the car has been maintained by marque specialists Nigel Sandell and Balmoral. Consignor Fraser Smith


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