Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Restored by Rolls Royce/ Bentley in Crewe England
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Silver Shadow
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: 4 Door
- Year: 1971
- Mileage: 14,879
- Color: Silver Sand over Walnut
- Engine size: 6.75 Litres V8
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Options: CD Player, Leather Seats
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1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4 Door
This pristine 1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 in a "better than when new" condition, went through a total rebuild process at the Rolls Royce factory in Crewe England in the late '90s.Subsequent factory recommended updates and upgrades were implemented during the restoration, which was an effort to build a better car utilizing the experience and technological advances the factory had gone throughfrom when the car was new.Upon completion of the total rebuild, a three year unlimited mileage warranty was issued and the odometer was reset to zero. This car has won at least six awards so far, and one of the plaques was donated to the manufacturer. The car is flawless, drives magnificently, absolutely no waffling or vibration of any kind, which is common to these cars,and the handling is impeccable partly due to the suspension handling package.Installed by the factory, is a sound system that is concert like in its fidelity.This of course, is a chance to follow the trend of ownership of a "better than when new" classicautomobile.
Partial list of work done during the restoration.
Body: Complete strip down to bare shell, the shell was then dipped and the whole car was finished with16 coats of paint. All chrome parts, rubber parts etc. were refinished or replaced with new ones. All emblems were replaced.
Interior: The interior was refurbished with new carpets, seats, gauges etc. The Burl walnut panels were refinished or replaced as required. Factory premium Alpine CD sound system of the era, same as the one in the Silver Seraph, was installed with the CD changer located in the boot(trunk). Dual battery system was incorporated with a dashboard change-over push button.
Engine: The drive train was rebuilt to preserve the engine matching numbers. Other items in the engine compartment were replaced or reconditioned as necessary.
Suspension: Every thing was either replaced or rebuilt. The suspension was upgraded with the factory issued suspension handling package.
Wheels/ Hub covers: Refreshened.
Upgrades performed during the restoration.
Installation of high torque starter motor.
Installation of the suspension handling package.
Electric cooling fans were installed behind the grill, in addition to the mechanical cooling fan assembly.
Replacement of the Trunnion based drive shafts with the superior “Lobro” based drive shafts.
Conversion to R134a based air conditioning.
Upgrades performed after the restoration.
Replacement of the differential carrier with the updated carrier.
The hydraulic accumulator spheres' valve, ball bearing sealwas changed to the superior piston and o-ring type.
Recently performed service: Hydraulic system serviced. The hydraulic accumulator spheres' valve was changed to the piston and o-ring type supplied by Flying Spares. Coolant serviced, spark plugs changed to iridium type plugs, tyres were replaced due to age, because it not recommended to drive on tyres that are more than seven years old.
Being a private sale of a previously owned classic car, warranty is not provided. You can rest assured that, this is one of the finest, if not the finest Silver Shadow 1 for sale, and it will provide a reliable and joyful driving experience for many years to come. In order to have a better appreciation of the condition of this car, may I recommend that you take a look and a test drive of other Silver Shadows before taking a look at this car. Due to the impeccable condition of this car, it is recommended that the car is transported long distance in a covered car carrier or containerized for overseas shipment.
The car comes with two of the six car show awards.
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