For Sale or Trade Lovely Silver Shadow, finished in two-tone Velvet Green (dark) and Scots Pine Green (medium). Original green leather interior with white piping. In good condition with some expected wear from age. Headliner in very good condition. Carpet in good condition. Hagerty reports on the history of this groundbreaking, at the time of its introduction, design of the Silver Shadow: "Rolls-Royce contemplated the unibody Silver Shadow design as early as 1957 in an effort to modernize the company’s product line, but the existing factory-bodied Silver Cloud was more economical to build and was selling in large numbers, so the Shadow wasn’t launched until late 1965. The model, along with its Bentley T1 twin, was the first Rolls-Royce to employ a unibody design. The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was a striking change from the Silver Cloud the preceded it. It was smaller, square, and unprepossessing. There would be only 35 two-door coupes by James Young, as well as 571 coupes and 505 convertibles by Mulliner-Park Ward. In all, 16,717 factory-built standard steel saloons were built through 1976. The new Shadow was lighter, faster, and better handling than any Rolls-Royce produced before it, but the car never had the cachet of the early models. Starting out with the 200-hp, 6,230-cc V-8 from the Silver Cloud III, the engine was expanded to 6,750 cc in 1970. GM’s Turbo Hydramatic 350, 3-speed automatic transmission was standard, except for the overseas models that got the Turbo Hydramatic 400. Power windows and four-wheel disc brakes were standard, and the rear suspension was self-leveling, based on the Citroen DS-19 hydraulic/hydrogen sphere system. As one might expect, the finish on the new cars was exemplary, with Connolly leather interior, lambs-wool carpet, and walnut dash and door trims, with full instrumentation.
1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow - $14,500
|Paint||Dark Green and Medium Green|
|Upholstery||Green Leather with white piping|
|Door Panels||Green leather|
|Headliner||Light Green Felt|
|Instruments||Stereo 8 Radiomobile and after-market Sony AM/FM Cassette|
|Steering Wheel||Power Steering|