When Rolls-Royce released the Silver Shadow in 1965, they changed the way they approached ultra-luxury automobiles. They broke away from their philosophy of releasing hundreds of rare cars every decade, choosing to manufacture more than 30,000 Silver Shadow models instead. This caused the Silver Shadow to be Rolls-Royces most popular and widely-manufactured car of all time. The 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is equipped with a powerful 6750cc V8 Engine which is capable of producing nearly 200 hp and reaching 120 mph. Its designed to be smaller and sleeker than its predecessor, the Silver Cloud, and was virtually identical to the Bentley T1. The Silver Shadow was designed to be as comfortable as it was powerful. The three-speed Hydramatic automatic transmission by General Motors was praised for creating a smoother ride than the four-speed automatic which was used on right-hand drive cars until 68. Another feature that made the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow one of the most comfortable cars on the road was its hydraulic self-leveling rear suspension, which was developed by Citroen.
Looking to purchase a classic Rolls Royce?
While not as rare and prestigious as other Rolls-Royce models on the market, the Silver Shadow is an excellent classic car to have. Due to the fact that there were so many Silver Shadows produced, you should be able to find a 1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in good condition selling from $15,000 to $25,000. This makes it the perfect entry-level Rolls-Royce for the novice collector.
Consider giving the talented team of professionals at the Beverly Hills Car Club a call to help you with any of your classic car needs. They have years of experience working with all sorts of models, including Rolls-Royce automobiles, and are happy to answer any questions that you have. They can even reach out to their network of collectors and traders across the United States to help you find a Silver Shadow thats in good condition. Call or email them today to learn more!
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