We collected our 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
August 2018 – Today we collected our 1966 Rolls Royce Shadow 1 from Leamington Spa. It was a nice gentle drive home with a couple of stops on the way. Lunch and, you guessed it, Fuel! A real pleasure to drive. (Click on images for more pictures)
Our 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
July 2018 — Today we have purchased one of the oldest surviving 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in the UK. Number 63 off the production line.
This car was owned by a Rolls Royce enthusiast. (Click on images for more pictures)
The dealers advert: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was launched in 1965. Early cars were fitted with a 6250cc version of the V8, similar to that fitted to the outgoing Cloud. They are sometimes known as the “Chippendale dash” models and are relatively rare.
This car is perhaps one of the oldest surviving Shadows, chassis number SRH1064, indicating that it was the 63rd off the production line. The mileage is correct at just 60,000 from new supported by old MOT’s going back to 1976 and service stamps up to 1981 when the mileage was 47,000.
This car is something of a find – it is in remarkably original condition and as far as we can see it has never been welded or repaired. The body is in excellent condition but the paint on the upper sections is a little dull and thin in places and there are one or two minor imperfections. The pushrod V8 is quiet and very smooth and the GM Hydramatic gearbox changes up and down smoothly. We have just replaced the points, (both sets) condenser, HT leads and spark plugs and carried out one or two other minor jobs and the car has recently fitted with a new radiator. We have also completed a couple of hundred test miles after a period of little use. The interior trim, as you can see from the photos is in generally good but original condition.
This Rolls comes with a remarkable history file including the aforementioned service book and old MOT’s, original delivery note, radio instructions, even the stamped addressed envelope from Crewe for the first owner to send the guarantee forms back. It is in smart and presentable condition and will only increase in value if the next owner decides to invest a couple of thousand on cosmetic improvements.
Differences between our 1966 & 1968 Rolls Royce Silver Shadows
August 2018 – Our 1966 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and a 1968 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow and both classed as Mk1’s. The differences between the two are as follows:
1966 – Integral reversing light 1966 – Different gear change window
1966 Rear ashtray under table 1966 Chrome pull door handles
I am sure there are many more differences, but this was just at a glance when we picked it up. (Click on images for more pictures)
August 2018 – Leather fully restored by our leather specialist Paul. His advert is to the right of this picture in the ads section. Highly recommended.