1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow120.000-150.000 EUR - Estimate

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow break de voyage

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Exceptional transformation
- Recent work to a high standard
- Unique, successful car

Reference Number 669028

as of 10/7/2021

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Car 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
VIN SXR6119 
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Known History

This Silver Shadow was sold new on 14 April 1969 by the Rolls-Royce importer in New York, presented in the very chic colour, Velvet Green. The first owner, Mr C., set on making his car even more exclusive, took it straight away to Clyde Cassady, a specialist workshop for the marque who was renowned for transforming Rolls-Royce saloons into estates. A perfectionist, Cassady insisted on the highest standards for the work required to carry out this conversion and for level of finish. In 1982, Mr C. sold his exclusive estate car to Mr N., a well-known Rolls-Royce collector. He kept it until 2006, when it sold at auction to the current owner, a very selective Italian collector. The car was imported into Italy where it underwent a full restoration. This involved stripping the body to bare metal, rectifying panels where necessary and applying an anti-corrosion treatment, before being repainted. The car benefitted from the same thorough level of mechanical work, with the engine, gearbox, hydraulic system, brakes, suspension, wiring and exhaust all overhauled.

During the restoration, the owner decided to take the transformation one step further, by adding special equipment so that it could be used for journeys of any distance. And so, the floor of the boot rises electronically to reveal a folding table, chairs and picnic hamper. On the left-hand side there is a shower head with extendable hose connected to a 25-litre water container. On the right there is a refrigerator to keep drinks cool. The rear tailgate opens horizontally in two sections, with two leather containers on the lower section for a gas stove and its bottle. Further luggage space is provided by a roof rack and special wicker basket with protective cover. This was all carried out to the highest standards, respecting the original colours of the car.

The work was carried out by renowned specialists: Carrozzeria Autostyle, Firenze (coachwork) ; British Motors, Villafranca di Verona (mechanical and electrical) ; Interni Auto Maieli, Canedole di Roverbella (interior elements). This Shadow "Estate wagon" has been driven very little since.

We are therefore in the presence of a car that is totally unique. A Rolls-Royce that can not only cover long distances in total comfort, but also provide an improvised overnight stopover, kitted out with all the equipment needed to prepare and enjoy a meal, wash and spend a comfortable night in the roomy interior. And all in exceptional condition.

This car will appeal to enthusiasts of exclusive machines who enjoy travelling, in the knowledge that they will never come across another car like this !