1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

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Model
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Year
1974
Condition
Used
Color
Other
Body Type
Sedan / Saloon
Fuel Type
Petrol
Power
n/a
Mileage
146,515 km (91,040 miles)
ID
#11387
Address
Steenweg op Deinze 51 C, 9880 Aalter, Belgium
Country
Belgium
Published
3 months
Steenweg op Deinze 51C B-9880 Aalter Belgium

Classic Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for Sale

Description

1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow for sale

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car produced in Great Britain in various forms from 1965 to 1980. A successful response to concerns the company was falling behind the times, it was the first Rolls-Royce to use a monocoque chassis, and to date has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce.


Initially, the model was planned to be called "Silver Mist", a natural progression from its predecessor Silver Cloud. The name was changed to "Silver Shadow" after realizing that "mist" is the German word for manure, rubbish, or dirt.


The design was a major departure from its predecessor, the Silver Cloud. The John Polwhele Blatchley design was the firm's first single bow model. More than 50% of its predecessor had been sold on the domestic market where, by the standards of much of Europe and most of North America, roads were narrow and crowded. The original Shadow was 3½ inches (9cm) narrower and 7 inches (18 cm) 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 ("monocoque") construction.


Aside from 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introduced many new features such as disc rather than drum brakes, and independent rear suspension, rather than the outdated live axle design of previous cars.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 (128 kW) 6.2 L V8 from 1965 to 1969, and a 189 hp (141 kW) 6.75 L V8 from 1970 to 1980. Both powerplants were coupled to a General Motors-sourced Turbo Hydramatic 400 transmission, except on pre-1970 right-hand-drive models, which used the same 4-speed automatic gearbox as the Silver Cloud (also sourced from GM).


The car's most innovative feature was a high-pressure hydraulic system licensed from Citroën, 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.



  •  Specifications

  • Bodywork

  • Length : cm (in): 517 (203.5)

  • Width : cm (in): 180 (70.9)

  • Height : cm (in): 152 (59.8)

  • Wheelbase : cm (in) : 304 (119.5)

  • Weight: kg (lb) : 2150 (4746)


  • Mechanics.

  • Displacement : V8 6750 cc (412 ci)

  • Valve gear : 16

  • Fuel system : 2 SU HD8 carburettors

  • Gearbox : 3-speed, automatic (GM Hydramatic)

  • Drive wheels : rear-wheel drive

  • Maximum power : ± 190 bhp at ± 4000 rpm

  • Maximum torque :

  • Maximum speed : 190 km/h (118 mph)

Color
Other
Metallic
No
Engine
V8 6750 cc
Gearbox
Automatic
Steering Wheel
Right-hand drive (RHD)
Drive Wheels
Rear wheel drive (RWD)
Doors
4/5
Oldtimerfarm Bvba
Oldtimerfarm Bvba
Belgium

Oldtimerfarm.be, sale by order of collection cars in Aalter, is honored to offer you the following beautiful classic cars. We have cars that are in pristine concourse condition, others that can be used immediately, others with the possibility to improve or restoration projects.

All cars are physically with us and can be viewed in AALTER BELGIUM.
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