1968 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW MPW
H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 42
Year : 1968
Engine Size : 6230cc
Colour : Met. Sand
Interior : Beige
Registration No. : KCK386F
Chassis No. : CRH3827
Engine No. : # 3827
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

- Supplied new by Jack Barclay Limited and latterly resided in Sweden for 22 years
- Presented with a large history file detailing a thorough engine overhaul in 2012, plus a re-paint
- One of only 606 2-door saloons produced by Mulliner Park Ward
Hand-crafted by Mulliner Park Ward, the Silver Shadow Two-Door Saloon was introduced in 1966. Blending speed with refinement in a way that few rivals could match, it was powered by a 6230cc OHV V8 engine allied to automatic transmission. Trimmed with a superlative mix of sumptuous leather hides, rich wood veneers and deep lambs wool carpets, the model was every bit as luxurious as it was expensive. Despite being in production for five years, just 606 MPW Two-Door Saloons are thought to have been made.
Manufactured in March 1968, copies of factory records on file state that this right hand drive example was sold new by Jack Barclay in London to Melbray Group Limited of London, SW1, believed for the use of Sir W.F. Beale. Factory warranty cards record the next owner as a Mr Frohlich of Mayfair who acquired the car in 1971. The enormous quantity of invoices in the voluminous history file reveal subsequent owners and in 1991 XBY 130F (as it was known then) was purchased by a RREC member in Sweden. Upon returning to the UK in 2015, the car was reported to have had a thorough engine overhaul by Bengt Stange and a respray in its original livery during 2012. There are many photographs showing the engine is various states of component form. Described by the vendor as being in very good condition in all respects, the car has recently benefitted from having the rear bumper re-chromed.