1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II Anniversary


  • One of 74 UK Anniversary models 
  • Huge history file by marque specialists
  • Recent £2,500 recommissioning work 
  • MOT to October 2024 with no advisories 
  • Rare and attractive Athenium Blue paintwork 
  • Recently driven to Devon and back without issue
  • Valuable private plate included 

The Appeal 

Rolls-Royce doesn’t really do limited editions, but when it does you can expect them to be quite special. Particularly when they celebrate 75 years of production. 
This ‘75’ Anniversary Silver Shadow II is one of only 74 UK market examples and retains each of its special edition features. The chassis number independently confirms the authenticity. The rarity is dialled up still further by the rare and very attractive Athenium Blue paintwork.
In very presentable and usable condition, it has recently completed a fault-free trip to Devon and back and comes to market with advisory-free MOT to October 2024. This majestic car’s badge bar attests to its much-loved life, including apparently a trip to Borneo. An interesting and unusual buy for marque enthusiasts - and lovers of great 70s saloons. 

The History and Paperwork

  • First UK registered 1st October 1979 
  • One of only 212 worldwide Anniversary cars, of which only 74 were for UK market
  • Retains its Anniversary special features summarised below 
  • Previous keeper kept the car for over 20 years and collected the bar badges
  • Private registration plate relates to this keeper and is included 
  • Car number 80 of the run of Anniversary models
  • Independent Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II database verifies authenticity as UK market car
  • Eight registered keepers 
  • Current keeper acquired the car on 2nd October 2023
  • Has completed a fault-free trip to Devon in this car 
  • Full set of handbooks including dealer marketing materials 
  • Registered as a Historic Vehicle so MOT, tax and ULEZ exempt 
  • Service book shows 12 stamps to 1st August 2014 at 115,010 miles 
  • Servicing by mix of main dealers and well known specialist marque independents
  • Further servicing and maintenance work by Silver Lady Services 1t 120,885 miles in photos 
  • This work included suspension repairs totalling £1,339
  • Radiator and power steering refurbishment and repairs in March 2022 totalling £1,115
  • Thick history file of invoices by specialists and main dealers shown in photos
  • MOT exempt but usefully recently MOT’d with test to 27th October 2024 with no advisories
Anniversary features, which this car retains in full: 
  • Red badges front and rear
  • Badges on rear quarters
  • Plaque in glove box 
  • Special range of colours
  • Everflex roof 
  • Bespoke interior fittings 

The Condition

  • Rare and stylish Athenium Blue metallic paintwork in generally good order
  • Some signs of age such as chips and light scuffs to note in photographs 
  • Bodywork presents well with sills, arches and other common notable areas in good order
  • No structural advisories to bodywork or underside on recent MOT 
  • Retains its Anniversary features noted above 
  • Some wear to front and rear bumper rubbers to note in photographs 
  • Chromework presents well with bright finish and no notable tarnishing
  • Everflex black roof is in good order
  • Avon Turbosteel factory correct tyres with bespoke Anniversary wheel trims in good order
  • Grey leather interior with light blue piping 
  • It is presentable but would benefit from cleaning and feeding
  • Interior is well kept and very original showing some light wear typical of age
  • Veneers are well presented showing light deterioration in photographs 
  • Fitted with air conditioning, cruise control, original radio and radio cassette 
  • We are told that the heating and cooling system could do with servicing 
  • Grey leather headlining in good condition 
  • Light blue carpets present well and feature lambswool over mats 
  • Factory tool kit and jack in boot 

The Mechanics 

  • 6,750cc V8 Rolls-Royce 200bhp hand-built engine 
  • 3spd automatic gearbox with column shift 
  • Recently driven to Devon and back without issue 
  • £2,500 of maintenance including servicing, suspension and radiator repairs 
  • Runs and drives well according to seller with no issues to report 

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This vehicle is “Sold As Seen”, on an “As Is Where Is’ basis and without warranty. Photos and descriptions are solely for guidance purposes and it's customary to carry out a full inspection of the vehicle prior to purchase for your own peace of mind. 
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Auction Details
  • Year 1979
  • Make Rolls Royce
  • Model Silver Shadow
  • Colour Blue
  • Mileage 122,795 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
  • Seller Type Private
  • County London
  • Country United Kingdom
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Bidding history
4 Bids from 3 bidders
  • Tim Cur•••• £4,500 19/07/24
  • colin l•••• £4,100 18/07/24
  • Tim Cur•••• £4,000 17/07/24
  • leon-go•••• £3,500 17/07/24

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