The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a luxury car that is almost impossible to find today, but which during its period of sale (1965-1981) sold almost 30.000 units. Today this vehicle looks like a perfect classic to us, but in the 60s many purists of the English brand criticized it, because they considered the aesthetic lines too modern, and therefore not in line with the usual old-fashioned Rolls-Royce style. On a technical level, the suspension is very soft; the adoption of a supporting body makes this car much more resistant than its predecessor, the Silver Cloud, from which, however, numerous components starting from the engine derive. The beating heart of the Silver Shadow is a V8 with 6.2 displacement for models produced from 1965 to 1970 and 6.7 for those produced from 1970 to 1981. The only gearbox available for left-hand drive versions is the three-speed “GM 400”, while in the first years of production the right-hand drive versions equipped a four-speed “Borg-Warner”. The facelift of 1970 introduced the new engine and made air conditioning as standard. The second series came out in 1977 but did not bring any particular changes: the only noteworthy details are the redesigned bumpers and grille, a new dual-zone air conditioning system, and the use of new carburetors. In 1981, the new Silver Spirit replaced the Silver Shadow.
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🏎️ Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
📍 United Kingdom
🛠️ V8 6.2 200HP
💶 No longer on sale
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