1971 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
Rolls Royce 6.75L V-8 Engine
GM Turbo Hydromatic 400 Transmission
Independent Rear Suspension
This is an extremely nice 71 Rolls Royce. Everything appears to be functional on the car. The body and paint are in very good condition. We sold this car to the current owner 8 years ago when we were Texas Classic Cars Of Dallas. At that time, I if I can recall, the car had undergone a partial restoration. It has been painted with a pearl white and the interior upholstery was redone. There also seems to have been some suspension upgrades.
The interior was restored with high quality leather and looks like new. There is a newer stereo system. The paint is a pearl white which is obviously not original. It is in excellent condition except for a small bubble near the rear window which is shown in a later photo. The engine compartment is in very good condition. The 6.75 Litre engine runs strong. When we sold this car in 2011, I recall there were about $3000. worth of mechanical receipts for the car. I know the alternator was new, but the current owner misplaced those receipts so we can't say what else was done. The car was definitely taken care of as you can see by the photos. The undercarriage is in excellent condition for a car that is 48 years old.
Not being extremely knowledgeable about these old Rolls Royces, I know they had hydraulic suspension, but it appears this one has been upgraded to coil overs in the rear. That would explain why it sits a bit higher than normal. The "Spirit Of Ecstasy" Hood ornament is in excellent condition. This is the only flaw we found on the paint. It's a bubble about the size of a quarter on the side of the rear window. This is a beautiful classic Rolls Royce. It runs and drives beautifully and will make someone a very nice Sunday driver.