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.
First registered on 1st August 1970, this example of the ground-breaking Silver Shadow is finished in the beautiful combination of Sand Gold metallic paint with a magnolia leather interior. The car is supplied with an older stamped service book to the early 1970s, also a sheaf of older MoT certificates which support the current mileage of 89,000. Since the early 1990s the Rolls was placed into dry storage, from which it has recently been removed and recommissioned for the road. Interestingly the Rolls is supplied with the registration UYO 77, which will be retained with the car.
These early chrome-bumpered Silver Shadows are rapidly building a following in the Rolls Royce community. As such this example, offered with a current MoT and UK V5 document, is a fantastic prospect and we feel a canny buy for the future.