1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I
Presenting this 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I With An Incredible History!
- Freshly discovered & exclusively offered -
- Gentleman owned since 1978 & two previous keepers since new -
- Heated garage storage for the past thirty four years -
Hand built steel & aluminium coachwork, Triplex "Sundym" glass, Rolls Royce stainless steel wheel trims with colour coded bands, electric windows, central locking, electrically adjustable seats, power steering, centre console, front & rear armrests, Kienzle clock, polished burr walnut veneers, period upgraded Blaupunkt stereo, Radiomobile 8 Track player, rear vanity mirrors, 12v power sockets with cigar lighters, ash trays, & all of the usual period Rolls Royce refinements
Finished in the breathtaking & refined colourscheme of
Peacock Blue. The coachwork remians in a very honest order & is untouched throughout, totally as discoverd after nearly four decades in the gentlemans heated garage. All brightwork is original & complete with the exception of the Spirit of Ecstasy. This 1973 Silver Shadow certainly makes for a very exciting & straightforward renovation
Originaly optioned with Beige leather upholstery, Black top roll, Beige knee roll, Cumberland Stone carpets. The whole interior remains in an original & excellent order. The leather is soft & supple & showing no signs of ever being connolised - just nicely patinated throughout with the emphasis being on preservation, rather than repair or replacement!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION:
Built with the traditional Rolls Royce 6750cc V8 engine coupled to the far superior three speed automatic transmission producing an "adequate" Bhp figure
This Silver Shadow I has thankfully been in garage storage since new. During her thirty four years in storage, the engine was started at regualr intervals, however, we must stress that no attempt has been made to recommission the car since removal from long term storage & this will be required before road use!
What an amazing story!
Supplied new in January 1973 via a Rolls Royce Main Dealership to the Blackpool area.
Chassis 'SRH 14914' has truly been cossetted since new. Starting out her journey in life with a highly succsesful hotelier in Blackpool before being purchased by the current elderly gentleman keeper in 1978 from his local Rolls Royce Main Dealership, James Young of Bromley. She remained his everyday driver until early in 1986 when another Rolls Royce was purchased for daily use. Purely for sentlemental reasons, the gentleman retianed his first Rolls Royce & stored her on axle stands in his garage for the next 34 years.
She had been enjoyed sparingly with very little mileage covered inbetween MoT tests, travelling only a few miles on a daily basis. The vehicle was last MoT tested in 1985 & had covered just 1k miles before entering storage. Remaining in the garage at the keepers property in Kent awaiting recomissioning until now, when the exceptionally hard decision was reached that the now elderly gentleman must simply allow the next custodian to enjoy the renovation procedure
Accompanying the vehcile is the stamped service booklet displaying Rolls Royce Main Dealership (James Young) maintainence with a total of six stamps, the final MoT test certificate from 1985, various correspondence from the Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club, ownership records since new, Blaupunkt radio guides & a various selection of original 8 - Track tapes.
Original & un-restored examples of Silver Shadow I's are now virtually impossible to find as enthusiasts realise the rarity & appeal of one of the finest models from the marque with the best examples now valued in excess of £50k
Optioned in a stunning & unusual colour scheme, she will continue to rise sharply in appreciation with an important provanance
PRICING & DETAILS:
Qualifing for Historic road tax & MoT exemption, V5c registration document & history file
- Offered for restoration & recommissioning -
- SOLD TO DYLAN & BILLY! -
WE CONTINUE TO OPERATE WITHIN GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES DURING THIS PERIOD AND HAVE A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL TRANSPORT, STORAGE AND INSPECTION PARTNERS TO ASSIST DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.
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