Motodrome are pleased to offer this gorgeously honest 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1, finished in Silver Mink with dark blue leather.
These stately Rolls Royces are really coming into their own now, having shrugged off their wedding car image, yet are supremely stylish (especially in mark 1 form) and useable. That said, we’re told by the last owner that it did at least one wedding last summer!
This one has the usual total specification including working air conditioning, electric windows and front seats, lambswool rugs, and is fitted with Avon tyres all round. It even has an original 8 track player fitted, with some 8 track cartridges supplied.
I think the paint on this one is original and hence 46 years old. In fact the entire vehicle seems really original and unmolested, with the exception of the wood interior trim which was removed and sent to a specialist in 2020 for renovation, and now has a superb finish. It also had excellent panel fit, without any dropped doors etc.
The V5 shows just 5 previous owners, and it has an odometer reading of just 41000 miles – whilst we can’t warrant this, the previous owner insists it’s correct.
History-wise it was supplied new to Jewitt and Co Ltd of Ruddington Nottingham, who kept it for 3 years, before selling it in 1980 to the owners of Hallhill House in Renfrewshire, who kept it fully 27 years before P & A Wood, the well-known Rolls Royce specialists, acquired it in 2007.
Whoever they sold it to is a bit hazy, and it seems to have disappeared from view until being acquired as part of a debt in the early 2010’s.
The last owner has spent quite a lot of money with a specialist on recommissioning it and making it right, with expenditure over his past 4 years including, but not limited to:
- Full 24000m service at 36566m
- New water pump and belts
- New front discs and pads, rear pads, and rear flexi pipes
- New steering column rubber coupling, compliant mounts, axle carrier and torque arm mounts
- New distributor
- PAS hoses replaced
- Carburettors and choke rebuilt with new gaskets and fuel hoses
- Heater system rebuilt
- Replacement gearbox at 36905m
- Front and rear screens removed and new seals fitted, along with new boot seal
- Air conditioning system rebuilt and recharged
All of the above has resulted in a really super-driving example, that’s starts on the button hot or cold, and simply glides along. It’s absolutely addictive.
With it’s originality in terms of paint, chrome, and leather, it’s never going to win any concours awards (but hey, it’s not priced as a concours example either), but instead is a really honest, useable example that’s ready to be enjoyed to the full.
At the very bottom of the page, you’ll find our usual two videos: a walkaround appraisal, and driving impressions, both of this particular example, which form part of the description
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