1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet Drophead Coupe
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet Drophead Coupe in great mechanical and cosmetic condition and only 55,185 km on the odometer. The car was produced on June 19, 1969, letter from the Rolls-Royce Enthusiast’s Club of England confirming production date is included in the sale. The car has a Danish title and registration.
The Rolls-Royce is the epitome of British luxury and this 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Cabriolet Drophead Coupe is a fantastic car that can be driver and enjoyed as is for many years to come.
Odometer: 55,185 km
Engine: 6.2 L V8
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Production date: June 19, 1969
D = Convertible (In England called Drophead Coupe)
R = Rolls-Royce
X = Left-hand drive, LHD, Export
6843 = Car number
History of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow:
The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was produced in the United Kingdom in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first Rolls-Royce to use unitary body and chassis construction, in response to concerns that the company was falling behind in automotive innovation.
The Silver Shadow was produced from 1965 to 1976, and the Silver Shadow II from 1977 to 1980.
The 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 automobile had sold well. 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 3 1⁄2 inches (8.9 cm) 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 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introduced many new features such as disc rather than drum brakes, and independent rear suspension, rather than the outdated live axle design of previous cars.
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