This is a great value Part Exchange bargain that has just come in. It is a 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, UK Right Hand Drive, Finished in Regal Red with Beige Leather Interior. She has covered 112k miles from new and is in a sound usable condition. We have jsut completed a 3 hour drive in her with no problems. A nice useable car for a great price.
'To most people, a Rolls-Royce is the ultimate status symbol: you can aspire to nothing higher. Until you drive or even ride in one, it is difficult to appreciate how much lies behind the name. There are quieter cars, there are quicker cars but none cossets its occupants in quite the same manner, none insulates them from the outside world quite so effectively, to the point where rush-hour traffic jams, inclement weather and the other irritations of day-to-day living no longer seem to matter. On top of all this is the immeasurable pleasure offered by sheer unadulterated luxury of the sort that stems only from the use of the very best materials by the very best craftsmen. That is what the Silver Shadow is about.' - Motor.
Introduced in 1965, the Silver Shadow represented a complete break with tradition, being the first of the Crewe factory's models to employ unitary construction of the body/chassis. All-round independent suspension and power-operated four-wheel disc brakes appeared for the first time on a Rolls-Royce, and production cars boasted a roof-line 4" lower than that of the preceding Silver Cloud II. The latter's well-tried, 6.2-litre V8 continued in the Shadow until the need to maintain power while meeting US emissions targets saw it enlarged to 6,750cc in 1970. Notable developments prior to that had included the adoption of GM400 automatic transmission and air conditioning as standard equipment.
Almost a quarter of a century after the last example left the Crewe factory, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - one of this illustrious British company's most successful models ever - remains an imposing and highly desirable motor car. Incorporating all the 'Series II' improvements, the most significant of which were power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering and split-level air conditioning.
Our car was first registered 13th April 1977 and presents well in classic Regal Red with Beige Leather interior, she runs and drives nicely and presents as a useable car, scruffy in places such as the drives carpet. She is HPI Clear and has a current MOT until October 2020. The previous owner tells me this was his daily driver, and he has just spent £2,500 last year in fettling with Bowling-Ryan Ltd, but there is no invoice on file. We do not have a service history with the car, just a few invoices and the V5 Document, but we have priced her very keenly for a quick sale.