Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (1975)

£34,950

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Description

A low-mileage, beautifully preserved and exceptionally well maintained 1975 ‘flared wheel arch’ Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow.
In March 1974 Rolls-Royce introduced flared wheel arches to the Silver Shadow to accommodate a widened wheel-track and increased tyre-size (from 205 to 235). Other refinements introduced were standardised rear headrests, speed (cruise) control and adjustable driver’s door mirror.
With a more purposeful stance and classic chrome bumpers these late series one Silver Shadows are justifiably prized by collectors.
This fine example was ordered by a Mr. E. G, Briers from Hadley Green Garage, Rolls-Royce distributors for Hertfordshire and Essex. Mr. Briers specified his new Silver Shadow in the desirable combination of Pewter (silver with a slight green tint) with green fine lines and an interior in green Connolly hide with matching green Ambla headlining and carpets. The car was optioned with Sundym glass and delivered on the 17th January 1975.
Stamps in the original service schedule confirm Hadley Green Garage maintained the car until 1980 when maintenance responsibilities passed to renowned Rolls-Royce specialists P & A Wood.
In October 1989, at 26,998 miles, the Silver Shadow was sold via P & A Wood to its second owner, a Mr. van Geffen of Chipping Campden who registered it to his personal number GEF 628F which is still on the car today. Rolls-Royce main agents Broughtons of Cheltenham maintained the car throughout his seventeen-year tenure until it was purchased via P & A Wood by its third owner, a Mr Twitchett of Henley-on-Thames in 2005.
In February 2009 it was sold to a Mr. Atkin of Esher, Surrey and was maintained for the next ten years by Rolls-Royce & Bentley specialists Phantom Motors of Crondall. In June 2019, at 42,751 miles, Phantom Motors rebuilt the brake system at a cost of nearly £7,000 and the car has covered only 570 miles since.
The current owner acquired the Silver Shadow from Phantom Motors in September 2019 before the pandemic curtailed any further activity. In July 2020 it returned to Phantom Motors for an oil and filter service. The gearbox oil and rear axle oils were also changed before the car was returned to storage.
With an oil and filter service, brake fluid replacement and fresh MOT in April 2022, this exceptional Silver Shadow is now ready once again for its next custodian.
The car comes with an extensive history file containing many original documents, including correspondence with the Crewe factory, invoices, and MOT certificates that document mileage covered. Also present are footstools, lambswool rugs, large and small toolkits, owner’s handbook and pouch containing stamped service book, instruction manuals, sales documents, aircon instruction card and original delivery note.
Today, this ‘flared wheel arch’ Silver Shadow is in excellent order, with sumptuous green leather and blemish-free woodwork and with a continuous history and attractive colour scheme is a very appealing package indeed.
Good Silver Shadows are hard to find, and this is surely one of the best.

Recorded history:
04/04/1975, Rolls-Royce Hythe Road, Willesden, 1,748 miles
11/11/1975, Hadley Green Garage, Essex 5,932 miles
11/06/1976, Hadley Green Garage, Essex, 6,774 miles
xx/xx/1977, P & W Wood, Essex, 8,106 miles
26/01/1977, P & A Wood, Essex, 8,175 miles
xx/xx/1977, P & W Wood, Essex, 8,543 miles
20/04/1977, P & A Wood, Essex, 9,016 miles
14/07/1977, P & A Wood, Essex, 11,812 miles
11/06/1980, P & A Wood, Essex, 15,264 miles
26/09/1980, P & A Wood, Essex, 16,007 miles
19/03/1982, P & Wood, Essex, 19,119 miles
06/12/1982, P & A Wood, Essex, 22,013 miles
14/04/1986, P & A Wood, Essex, 24,555 miles
24/03/1988, P & A Wood, Essex, 26,393 miles
26/04/1989, MOT, 26,873 miles
12/09/1989, P & A Wood, Essex, 26,978 miles
27/10/1989, P & A Wood, Essex, 26,998 miles
20/11/1989, P & A Wood, Essex, 27,385 miles
04/05/1990, MOT, 27,403 miles
08/05/1981, MOT, 27,825 miles
13/05/1991, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 27,906 miles
08/05/1992, MOT, 28,633 miles
27/05/1992, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 28,708 miles
23/04/1993, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 29,565 miles
28/04/1993, MOT, 29,565 miles
29/04/1994, MOT, 30,466 miles
03/05/1995, MOT, 31,406 miles
09/05/1995, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 31,479 miles
17/05/1996, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 32,181 miles
02/05/1997, MOT, 32,805 miles
08/05/1998, MOT, 33,068 miles
11/08/1998, Broughtons, Cheltenham, 33,155 miles
13/05/1999, MOT, 33,221 miles
12/05/2000, MOT, 33,305 miles
25/04/2002, MOT, 33,419 miles
15/11/2005, P & A Wood, Essex, 33,584 miles
22/02/2006, MOT, 33,597 miles
22/02/2006, P & A Wood, 33,584 miles
05/07/2006, Norths Garage, High Wycombe, 34,938 miles
25/07/2007, MOT, 36,743 miles
17/07/2008, MOT, 37,732 miles
05/03/2009, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 38,274 miles
13/07/2009, MOT, 39,044 miles
14/07/2009, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 39,044 miles
31,07/2009, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 39,156 miles
29/01/2010, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 39,556 miles
10/04/2009, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 39,730 miles
29/06/2010, MOT, 39,966 miles
29/06/2010, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 39,966 miles
01/10/2010, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 40,185 miles
29/06/2011, MOT, 40,385 miles
30/06/2011, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 40,383 miles
12/07/2012, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 40,821 miles
12/07/2012, MOT, 40,824 miles
22/02/2013, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 41,021 miles
29/06/2013, MOT, 41,317 miles
17/07/2013, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 41,358 miles
28/06/2014, MOT, 41,487 miles
25/06/2015, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 41,752 miles
26/06/2015, MOT, 41,783 miles
29/08/2015, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 41,752 miles
22/09/2015, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 41,928 miles
15/03/2015, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 42,150 miles
09/07/2016, MOT, 41,983 miles
17/06/2017, MOT, 42,321 miles
16/06/2018, MOT, 42,577 miles
29/09/2018, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 42,653 miles
03/06/2019, MOT, 42,738 miles
10/06/2019, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 42,751 miles
26/07/2020, Phantom Motors, Surrey, 43,059 miles
05/04/2020, Universal Classic Cars, Hampshire, 43,320 miles
05/04/2022, MOT, 43,320 miles

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  • Mileage: 43,000
  • Year: 1975
  • Doors: 4
  • Body type: Saloon
  • Transmission type: Automatic
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Green

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