1975 ROLLS-ROYCE SHADOW I
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 192
Year : 1975
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
RHD
Registration No. : OMY 408P
Chassis No. : SRH22044
Engine No. : 22044
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a luxury saloon car built from
1965 until 1980 and was the first Rolls-Royce to be constructed
using a monocoque chassis and, to date, has the largest production
volume of any Rolls-Royce. The original Shadow was 3½ narrower and
shorter than the Silver Cloud which it replaced, but managed to
offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more
efficient packaging made possible by its construction. Aside from a
more modern appearance and construction, the Silver Shadow
introduced many new features such as disc brakes instead of drum
brakes and independent rear suspension rather than the ageing live
axle design of previous cars. The superb ride quality achieved in
the Shadow was thanks to the innovative high-pressure hydraulic
system with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling
suspension.

This Rolls-Royce is a beautiful example with exceptionally low
mileage. The car was in dry storage in Scotland from 1984 until
2007 reflecting its mileage, after which, she was re-commissioned
including the fitment of a Harvey Bailey suspension system greatly
improving the handling and comfort. In recent times, the car has
been serviced and maintained by Jack Barclay Ltd. Finished in 
the delightful colour combination of shell grey with blue interior,
this 'flared wheelarch model' Silver Shadow I is supplied with a
V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid
until 31st March 2017 (with no advisories). Rolls-Royce
Silver Shadow prices have been steadily increasing of late; after
driving this one it is easy to see why.
For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170