This is a 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow RHD finished in Standard Ivory with a beige leather interior. The clock shows 9,000 miles but we believe the accurate mileage to be 109,000.
'In short: these cars combine advanced engineering and safety specifications with traditional Rolls-Royce standards of craftsmanship. In the manner of their performance they are as revolutionary as the Silver Ghost was 59 years ago,' announced Rolls-Royce at the Silver Shadow's launch in 1965.
The foregoing was no mere flight of fancy, for with the introduction of the Silver Shadow, Rolls-Royce brought its body/chassis engineering bang up to date by switching to unitary construction, while retaining all the hallmarks of a traditional hand-crafted product. The Shadow's all-round independent suspension and power-operated four-wheel disc brakes were both 'firsts' for Rolls-Royce, and the new styling appealed to the younger generation of Rolls-Royce owner-drivers more prevalent from the mid-1960s onwards. The existing 6.2-litre V8 continued in the Shadow until the need to maintain power while conforming to US emissions regulations saw it enlarged to 6,750cc in 1970. Notable prior developments had included the adoption of GM400 automatic transmission and air conditioning as standard.
The history file suggests that the car was originally 'Brewster Green' (9500560) but has since been painted in 'Standard Ivory' (9510228). The interior is light beige (VM 3234). The paperwork also contains several old MoT receipts and invoices for parts; in 2021 the car was treated to a new set of tyres, oil filters, work to the brake pumps, new brake hoses and a brand new set of carpets. There is also a hydraulics system components diagram and electrical wiring diagrams.
The car is slightly scruffy in the exterior detail, especially behind the drivers-side front wheel arch and underneath the windows. That aside, she presents nicely overall and the paint is in decent condition. The car is clean on the inside and the leather is in good condition given the cars age and mileage.
This car has a valid MoT until 5th April 2023. This is a solid Silver Shadow at an attractive price.