|Cars - Rolls-Royce|
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Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 7th March 2015 Cars - 07/03/2015 / 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II *WITHDRAWN* / Lot 354
When the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was released to the public in October 1965, the development departments were displaying the result of work carried out over a period of some ten years. The new series was characterised by surprisingly modern features and through their development, Rolls-Royce broke new ground and moved away from many sacred design principles. The new models were technically striking in three ways: a monocoque chassis was used, all wheels were sprung independently and four wheel disc brakes now ensured stopping power of the kind expected in a modern car. Under the bonnet, the V8 engine which had been introduced in the Silver Cloud series was employed. In February 1977, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II was introduced. Outwardly the models were identifiable by bumpers with rubber inserts and edges made from polyurethane. This Silver Shadow II was originally registered on 1st January 1980 and was purchased by the vendor in 2013 to use at his English home. After fitting four new tyres, he has spent most of his time on the Continent and has not used it other than getting MoT tests and driving at a friend's wedding. The previous owner purchased this example in November 1991 and kept the car for 22 years. This elegant example is finished in silver with navy blue leather interior with contrasting seat piping and is supplied with a good service history; mainly from recognised Rolls-Royce specialists. Also supplied is the V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in February 2016 and a file containing old MoT certificates and invoices. Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow prices have been increasing of late, and this is an ideal opportunity to obtain one at an affordable price.