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Lot 354: 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

Auto Moto D'Epoca, Coys (19 November 2005)

The arrival of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and Bentley T series in late 1965 marked a major change in Rolls-Royce motor cars; previously the products of Crewe had employed separate chassis but here was a car using unitary construction of chassis and body. This change, brought about by perceived market demands that considered the upright styling of the Silver Cloud/S series rather dated, inevitably decreed more uniform coachwork compared to the elegant designs that had gone before - but underneath the skin the new Rolls-Royce/Bentley offered even greater engineering excellence and sophistication. At the Silver Shadow's heart was; Rolls-Royce's familiar alloy V8 engine retaining the same 6,230cc as in the Silver Cloud III/S3 and a power output of around 220bhp. It was in the chassis, however, that important changes were made, most notably the adoption of all round independent suspension, including a sophisticated engine pump-driven self-levelling system, and disc brakes. An early example of the rare long wheel base version finished in gold metallic with black connolly leather. The car is fitted with a period radio and vinyl roof. The owner informs us that the car is in good overall condition. A excellent opportunity to purchase a very affordable Rolls Royce. L'occasione giusta per un un acquisto vantaggioso: la regina delle auto di prestigio ad un costo contenuto, pur con tutti i pregi di un esemplare perfetto e di grande rappresentativit. Costruita nel 1975, la vettura equipaggiata con un motore tipo BV di 6.745 cc a 8 cilindri, verniciata in oro metallizzato ed ha gli interni in pelle nera; ha cambio automatico e tra gli accessori dispone di radio d'epoca e del tetto in vinile. L'ultimo proprietario risale al 1984.

Lot Details
Auction Auto Moto D'Epoca
Coys, Fiera de Padova - Italy
TypeCar
Lot Number354
Estimate£10000-£12000
Outcome NOT SOLD
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Year1975
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