1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
Deceased estate Shadow II from 26 year ownership
thats seen little recent use; requires restorative work to return to its former
Supplied new by Jack Barclay in November 1978 to its first
owner, the car was originally finished in Brewster Green (paint code 9510393) on
both upper and lower sections with optional beige velour trim (warmer on the bum
than leather, with less passenger slide!) and walnut trim. The car retains its
original radio and features rear foot rests and electric front seats with
integrated arm rests.
Showing 110,000 miles its unclear if this is genuine given
the car has been stood idle in storage for a number of years following the
vendor’s demise. Our vendor has owned this car since 1994 and was a Rolls lover
with another earlier Shadow still in storage, also in white like this Shadow II.
The colour change from green to white is recorded by Experian in July 1990.
Boasting the venerable and proven 189bhp 6.75 V8 with GM
sourced Turbo-Hyrdramatic 400 automatic transmission and as a Shadow II,
features much improved rack and pinion steering and tighter handling than its
The Rolls requires a degree of recommissioning before
being used on the road again, and comes to us as a non-runner following many
years sat idle, however the bodywork looks sound enough with a few bubbles and
cracks to the paint in the usual Shadow places but is generally presentable,
particularly the lovely interior. The history file includes just the V5 with no
recent MOTs recorded on the VOSA website since 2005. Offered here at No Reserve,
the highest bid takes her away.