On offer is a pristine, numerous award winner, 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, restored by Rolls Royce at Crewe to a better than when new condition. This complete restoration, was a total rebuild with all updates and upgrades. A three year unlimited mileage warranty was offered by the factory, a testament to the confidence in the work done. At least six “Best Rolls Royce” awards have been won so far, with the very first plaque donated to the manufacturer and is in their library at Crewe. If you need or want an exceptional Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, then look no further. This car is flawless, drives magnificently with impeccable handling due to the suspension handling package and the factory installed sound system is concert like in its fidelity.
Some of the work done during the restoration.
Body: Complete strip down to bare shell, the shell was then dipped and the whole car was finished with 16 coats of paint. All chrome parts, stainless steel parts, rubber parts etc. were refinished or replaced with new ones. All emblems were replaced.
Interior: The interior was refurbished with new carpets, seats, gauges etc. The Burl walnut panels were refinished or replaced as required. Factory premium Alpine CD sound system of the era, same as the one in the Silver Seraph, was installed with the CD changer located in the boot(trunk). Dual battery system was installed with a dashboard change-over push button.
Engine: The drive train was rebuilt to preserve the engine matching numbers. Other items in the engine compartment were replaced or reconditioned as necessary.
Suspension: Every thing was either replaced or rebuilt. The suspension was upgraded with the factory issued suspension handling package.
Wheels/ Hub covers: Refreshened.
Upgrades performed during the restoration.
Installation of high torque starter motor.
Installation of the suspension handling package.
Electric cooling fans were installed behind the grill, in addition to the mechanical cooling fan assembly.
Replacement of the Trunnion based drive shafts with the superior “Lobro” based drive shafts.
Conversion to R134a based air conditioning.
Upgrades performed after the restoration.
Replacement of the differential carrier with the updated carrier.
Replacement of the hydraulic accumulator spheres' ball bearing seal with the superior piston and o-ring type.
Recent service: Everything needed to preserve the condition of the car which included: Hydraulic system service, with the change of the hydraulic accumulator spheres' valve to the piston and o-ring type supplied by Flying Spares. Coolant service. Spark plugs changed to iridium type plugs. Tyre replacement. Etc.
Even though this is one of the finest, if not the finest Silver Shadow 1 for sale, it comes without warranty due to being a private sale of a classic car. To have a better appreciation of the condition of this car, please take a look and test drive other Silver Shadows prior to this car. Due to the impeccable condition of this car, covered car carrier transportation and containerized shipment for overseas destination is recommended for prevention of unnecessary blemishes such as scratches and stone chips etc.
The car was taken to Europe after the champ sold it
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