Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

Specs Mentioned:

Make/ Model – Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II (1979)

Engine – 6750cc, V8, OHV

Power – 190 bhp @ 4000rpm

Top speed – 114 mph

0-60mph – 11.3 seconds

Torque – 289.9 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm


Back in May 1904, part-time racing driver and car dealer, Charles Rolls, and a talented engineer by the name of Frederick Henry Royce met over a spot of lunch. The two men were impressed with each other’s ideas for a new motor car company and a business agreement was made there and then. In 1906 the partnership was officially formalized – creating Rolls-Royce Limited.
The swinging sixties saw Rolls-Royce appeal to a new breed of owner – many pop stars, actors, and celebrities of the day opting for the marque. In 1977, Rolls-Royce introduced the Silver Shadow II which was essentially a Silver Shadow with rack-and-pinion steering, minor bumper differences, and a slightly firmer front suspension.The all-new slab-sided Silver Shadow was unveiled in 1965, the first Roller to feature a monocoque chassis while a choice of 6.2-litre and 6.75-litre V8s helped propel the 2,100kg kerb weight.


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