The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is one of the most popular Rolls-Royce models to be developed. Its standard body style is the two-door coupe, but the 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was the first of the models to introduce a two-door saloon. The 66 Silver Shadow body style was built by two different coachbuilders, Mulliner Park Ward and James Young. The majority of the bodies were built by Mulliner Park Ward and were known for their curvy design; James Young built a total of 35 Silver Shadows between 1965 and 1967, and had a more boxy body style. The 66 Silver Shadow is a perfect balance between luxury and performance. Its fitted with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that puts out 179 HP and can reach nearly 120 mph on the highway. This made the Silver Shadow one of the most powerful luxury cars on the road. It also came with an automatic transmission and disk brakes on all four wheels.
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One of the most interesting features of the Silver Shadow models is the automatic suspension which contained a hydraulic self-leveling mechanism which made the car ride much smoother than its competition. Since there are over 16,700 Silver Shadows that have been produced, finding a 1966 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for an affordable price wont be impossible to do. However, its recommended that you have your prospective car inspected for any damage, including paint bubbling, rust, and normal wear-and-tear. This will help ensure that you get a Silver Shadow in a condition that is suitable for you.
If you would like any assistance purchasing your 66 Silver Shadow, as well as any other classic cars on the market, give the staff at Beverly Hills Car Club a call. They have a team of trained professionals with experience working with Rolls-Royce models and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the car. They are even able to help you find the right automobile for you, so contact them today to discuss your options!
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