1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
The 1950's marked the start of a long-standing relationship between
Rolls-Royce and the royal family. Replacing Daimler as the
preferred motor car supplier to the British monarchy, Her Royal
Highness Princess Elizabeth took delivery of the first Phantom IV
in 1950. Designed exclusively for royalty and heads of state,
Phantom IV is one of the rarest Rolls-Royce motor cars in the
world, with only 18 ever built.
For consignment, a Silver Shadow from 1975 with all the trappings
of a wide range of conveniences, Wilton wool carpets, supple
leather seats, and a ride so smooth you will not know you are
actually moving due to the use of hydro-pneumatic suspension much
like the Citroen.
Leading the way is the big chrome grille looking like a classic
radiator topped with the Spirit of Ecstasy, and flanked by dual
horizontal headlights with large bezels, we are looking all
mirror-like on the chrome front. Straight steel panels all rust
free are bathed in a Walnut color of warm brown all over this
saloon. All trim is nice and straight and retains its shine
throughout. A few dings and scratches are seen throughout, and an
area of heavy overspray is noted just below the passenger B pillar.
Standard black rubber covered bumpers are on front and back and
include some chrome trim accenting. Standard RR steel wheels are
all around and show no signs any "curbing".
With a litany of power options, we see saddle covered door panels
in padded leather. Power window switches and a power lock system is
noted. Turning out attention to the passenger seating, more saddle
leather covering supple leather seats, that have a beautiful patina
of light usage. Authentic burl wood covers the dash and peppers the
center console with wonderful warmth in conjunction with more fine
stitched padded leather. A nice fuzzy broadcloth covers the
headliner, and on the floors a warm reddish-brown Wilton wool
carpet floods the floors. A gander at the back seating and we see
fold down footrests and a large rear leather saddle colored bench
stretching from padded door panel to padded door panel.
Under the bonnet we see an original non restored 6.75 Liter V8.
This engine gets its delivery of petrol through a Bosch K-Jetronic
electronic fuel injection system and has a TH400 3-speed automatic
transmission attached. Way back 3.08 rear whisks you down the
Orbital Roadway (M25).
Nicely preserved and very clean I might add with respect to the
undercarriage. Mechanically and structurally sound with not even a
hint of rust. Independent coil springs all around as well as power
disc brakes for when the Bobby puts his hand up to halt you.
A turn of the ignition key and this car quickly comes to life. It
ran very smoothly, has a wonderful ride, and even corners nicely. I
decided to allow our spec writer to drive as I hopped into the
rear, and I felt like Royalty on my way to Parliament to argue
A well-preserved example with no rust, a few dings and paint
faults, but overall very nice condition. At a mere 50K miles, this
dame has lots of luxurious life to offer all in classic style at
Classic Auto Mall.
S-Standard Steel Saloon
D-1975 North America
21805-Sequential Unit Number
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 500 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.