Choose of the Day: 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II


You knew you had been a high-roller within the late Nineteen Seventies for those who drove round (or had been chauffeured round) in a 1977 Silver Shadow II. This British-built four-door stickered at an eye-watering $65,000 again then. To place that into perspective, the retail worth of a Ford Pinto the identical yr was $3,780. It will set you again the worth of 17 Pintos to return as much as the extent of the Rolls. Assume on that for a minute!

The Choose of the Day is a low-mileage 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II listed on the market on by a non-public vendor in Dunkirk, New York. (Click on the hyperlink to view the itemizing)

“This is a superb instance of a home made vehicle that made Rolls-Royce well-known,” the itemizing begins. “The automobile is in glorious situation and has been professionally maintained by a nationally acknowledged professional in this kind of automobile since I purchased the automobile about ten years in the past.”

The Silver Shadow was produced in a wide range of kinds for a decade and a half between 1965 and 1980. Examples from 1977 to 1980 (together with at present’s function automobile) had been known as the Silver Shadow II. There have been some design modifications that came about for 1977. Non-U.S. automobiles gained the alloy and rubber bumpers that had been federally mandated within the states since 1974. The small grilles beneath the headlights had been eliminated. And most significantly, mechanical updates included the introduction of rack and pinion steering together with improved engineering within the entrance suspension.

The cabin appears beautiful with its blue leather-based seating, monogrammed ground mats, and many shiny woodgrain trim. Rolls-Royce had some superior options on the time. The local weather management system had separate controls for higher and decrease cabin temperatures, and the sprint had an array of warning lamps for brake stress, coolant degree, an ice warning, and gasoline degree.

Lastly, try the rear passenger compartment! No government journey could be full with out fold-down tray tables. Energy comes from a 6.75-liter V8, and the vendor says, “Begins and runs nice. Easy, quiet, and chic journey and is kind of a head-turner on the street and at exhibits.” The vendor says that upkeep logs are included.

The asking worth is $26,500 or greatest provide, which is a small worth to pay for a automobile that (when inflated to present greenback values) offered for over $300,000 when new. Existence of the wealthy and well-known certainly.

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