1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 2

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Immaculate, early Shadow 2
  • Genuine 61,485 miles
  • Substantial history file 
  • Maintained regardless of cost by renowned Rolls-Royce specialists

THE APPEAL


Back when it debuted in 1965, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was billed as the best car in the world. A bold claim, but one not without foundation, for it was both technologically advanced and a delight to drive. 

It continued in production until 1981, with a 1977 facelift bringing in the Silver Shadow 2, with a modernised cabin and thicker US-compliant impact bumpers, as well as substantial revisions to the steering, suspension and build quality to make it more satisfying to both own and drive.

Registered in November 1977, this is one of the very first of the Shadow 2s and has been lovingly care for throughout its life, with a full and well-documented service history provided via a network of well-known Rolls-Royce specialists including Hillier Hill, Flying Spares, AB Price, Michael Powles and Royce Motor Services, each one of them a leading expert. 

It’s an unrestored, original car with a genuine low mileage of just 61,485, making it an especially rare thing, presented in superb, near-flawless condition.

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THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK


  • Car number SRH32289 (First Shadow 2 was SRH30001)
  • Matching body and engine numbers
  • Full service history, mostly from specialists
  • Service book stamped through to 58,000 miles
  • Rolls-Royce literature wallet containing dealer directory and 1977 Owners’ Handbook
  • First owner for 38,000 miles/20 years
  • Warranted mileage of 61,485
  • Selection of old tax discs and MOTs
  • Tax and MOT exempt, but with advisory-free MOT through to November 2023
  • Appears as feature vehicle on dedicated Silver Shadow website https://www.rrsilvershadow.com/EProd/Prod32001.htm 

THE INTERIOR


  • Tan leather
  • Brown upper top dash roll
  • Excellent pale beige Ambla roof lining
  • Woollen Mocha over-rugs
  • Flawless burr walnut veneers
  • Four head restraints included in sale
  • Original push-button radio complemented by modern CD player
  • Electric aerial
  • Working air conditioning
  • Four electric windows
  • Cruise control
  • Superb, carpeted luggage area
  • Original Rolls-Royce tool kit
  • Lovely order with very gentle patina

THE EXTERIOR 


  • Gorgeous Walnut Metallic
  • Lovely condition with no notable paint flaws
  • Perfect ‘Spirit of Ecstasy’ bonnet mascot
  • Excellent underneath
  • Comprehensively undersealed
  • Very good chrome all-round
  • Goodyear Eagle tyres
  • Optional Lucas front and rear fog lamps
  • Colour-coded wheel trims

THE MECHANICS 


  • 6,750cc OHV V8
  • Three-speed auto
  • Fluid-operated suspension, brakes and power-assisted steering
  • Recent service and appraisal from highly regarded Rolls-Royce specialist, at 58,000 miles
  • Correct RR363 model-specific brake fluid
  • Reported to drive superbly – quiet, refined, comfortable and with no untoward noises
  • Finger-light power steering and effortless braking

SUMMARY


This is a charming and lovely example of the Silver Shadow 2, presented in truly immaculate condition and ready to show and enjoy. The bodywork and paint finish is superb, the interior is a time warp and it is in fine mechanical order with a genuine low mileage. 

There aren’t many as good as this one – it’s a fabulous car, refreshingly different from tired examples in wedding car white. One for the Rolls-Royce connoisseur. 



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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1977
  • Make Rolls Royce
  • Colour Walnut Metallic
  • Odometer 61,485 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Gainsborough
  • Location Lincolnshire
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • Ma•••• £18,750 08/12/22
  • mu•••• £18,500 08/12/22
  • Ma•••• £18,250 08/12/22
  • mu•••• £17,750 08/12/22
  • Ma•••• £17,500 08/12/22
  • mu•••• £17,250 07/12/22
  • ju•••• £17,000 07/12/22
  • pp•••• £16,500 03/12/22
  • pe•••• £14,500 03/12/22
  • pp•••• £14,000 02/12/22

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