1976 Rolls-Royce Sil­ver Shadow

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling -

Could this have been the best Sil­ver Shadow of­fered in a clas­sic sale in 2017? For­get the usual tired or warmed-over ex-wedding cars that still ap­pear, be­cause here was a lowmileage model with good his­tory that had been in the hands of three own­ers (one of whom kept it for 27 years) be­fore be­ing bought by singer Jay Kay of Jamiro­quai. The age­ing Re­gency Bronze paint was changed to the lit­tle-seen (but fab­u­lous) Royce Black Emer­ald metal­lic dur­ing the fa­mous petrol­head’s own­er­ship, the work car­ried out by Lon­don spe­cial­ist Graeme Hunt to the tune of just over £22,000. That paint was still swim­ming pool deep, the body­work lovely and the black in­te­rior show­ing very lit­tle other than light wear. The re­sult was a su­perb Shadow and, be­ing a late ‘1’, lack­ing the later Shadow 2’s less at­trac­tive en­ergy bumpers and deep front air dam. A first-rate car bought at a sen­si­ble price.

SOLD £34,313

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