1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II

KEY FACTS

  • A very well-presented example of the luxurious 1970s saloon, in desirable ‘Mark II’ specification.
  • Under the bonnet sits a smooth 6.75-litre V8, coupled to the Hydramatic four-speed automatic transmission.
  • An original UK-market car, it was exported to Greece in 2007 when it was acquired by the current owner.

EQUIPMENT AND FEATURES

  • The Silver Shadow offered more interior space than its predecessor, the Silver Cloud, despite a shorter wheelbase and a narrower body. It also featured disc brakes all round, with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self-levelling suspension.
  • For the Silver Shadow II, rack and pinion steering was introduced,, while modifications to the front suspension delivered significant handling improvements.
  • It is equipped with the original radio, as well as a later Blaupunkt head unit. Other factory features include air conditioning, cruise control, electric windows and electrically adjustable seats.
  • The original owner’s manual and tool kit will be included, along with some service history paperwork.

CONDITION

  • No known damage to the bodywork.
  • Its gold finish has been resprayed and now presents in generally excellent condition. The door shuts are in great shape, and there appear to be just a few minor bubbles in the paintwork around the left rear wheel arch.
  • The beige leather upholstery is in superb condition, with some creasing and minor marks to the driver’s seat, but with much of the rest of the interior looking wonderful for its age.
  • There are no known electrical or mechanical faults.

SERVICE HISTORY

  • Last serviced in March 2021, this was a routine oil change carried out by Restoration Engineering in Athens.
  • It has been given annual services over the last 14 years, as well as cleaning of the distribution valves and cleaning the air-conditioning system.

SUMMARY

This Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II is an effortless cruiser, and a fine classic luxury saloon. With resprayed paintwork and a very smart interior, this would be a great addition to any assembly of British icons, and it is ready to enjoy on the open road.

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Car Overview

  • 141,996 miles
  • automatic
  • RHD
  • Gold
  • Beige
  • 6.75L
  • VINSRH33045


Lot Overview

  • Lot #04990
  • private Sale
  • Kiffisia, Athens, Greece

Seller

Exterior  (70)

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Interior  (38)

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