1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible
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1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Convertible for sale
Buster Lang Classic American Auction at Sandown Park. KT10 9AJ
The Shadow 1 design was a major departure from its predecessor. the Silver Cloud. although several styling cues from the Silver Cloud were modified and preserved. as the Silver Cloud had sold well. The original Shadow was 3 1⁄2 inches narrower and 7 inches shorter than the car it replaced. but nevertheless managed to offer increased passenger and luggage space thanks to more efficient packaging made possible by unitary construction. With a more modern appearance and construction. the Silver Shadow introduced many new features. such as disc rather than drum brakes. and independent rear suspension. rather than the outdated live axle design of previous cars. The Shadow featured a 172 hp 6. 2 L V8. and from 1970. power rose to 189 hp. Both engines were coupled to an automatic gearbox.
The car's most innovative feature was a high-pressure hydraulic system licensed from Citroen with dual-circuit braking and hydraulic self levelling suspension. At first. both the front and rear of the car were controlled by the leveling system; the front levelling was deleted in 1969 as it had been determined that the rear levelling did almost all the work. Rolls-Royce achieved a high degree of ride quality with this arrangement.
A two-door saloon was introduced early in 1966 followed by a convertible in 1967. There are two different versions for the two-door saloon. one by Mulliner Park Ward and the very rare James Young model which was only built in fifty examples comprising 35 Rolls-Royces and 15 Bentleys. The James Young version was discontinued in 1967. leaving only the curvier Mulliner Park Ward model. The convertible variant was marketed as the Silver Shadow Drophead Coupé.
This is an early Silver Shadow Drophead which was supplied new by Mann Egerton. Norwich. In late 2002 the car was exported to Ireland. The wood was restored in 2013. togeather with a mechanical re-fresh. The car has a fairly extensive Service History. with recent full rear brake overhaul and Air Conditioning overhaul. Rolls-Royce books are present. and the car is in very good condition.
Guide price £27. 00 to £30. 00
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