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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I


Produced: 1965-1977, 16717 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow I (1976)

Launched in 1965 the Silver Shadow represented a massive leap forward for Rolls-Royce. The new car had an all new, modern monocoque bodyshell, hydraulic, self levelling suspension and all round, split circuit disc brakes. The car was powered by the Silver Cloud 6230cc V8 engine coupled to a 4 speed automatic transmission (later 3 speed).

The Silver Shadow underwent many changes during its 12 year production run, including revised suspension, interior, tyres and "flared" wheel arches (the car was face lifted in 1970 and again in 1974) and many continuous minor changes.

When replaced by the Silver Shadow II in 1977 the Shadow had firmly established it self as an all time best seller for Rolls-Royce that set new standards of luxury for others to.

Buyers Guide Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 1965-1980 featured in Practical Classics December 2002 – available from our sister site Bookbase. Click here to view.


Source: Motorbase


6230ccV8 OHVRolls Royce V8104mm x 91mm9
6750ccV8 OHVRolls Royce V8104mm x 99mm8


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
118 mph10.2 s0 s13 mpg0 bhp 0
120 mph10.2 s0 s14 mpg0 bhp 0

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