1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Engine & MPG
- Engine Size:6750cc
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Additional Information
Registered in August 1973 this superb Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a three-owner example, having covered only 21,600 miles. This superb car was ordered by a Mr. F. Farey of Girton,
Cambridgeshire from Murkett Brothers, Rolls-Royce distributors of Peterborough. Specified in the special-order colour of non-metallic Coffee Bean brown paint, its complemented by a beige Connolly hide interior and unusually, a Woolcloth headlining in the colour of ‘Fawn’ rather than the standard grey Ambla vinyl. Nylon overlays (rugs) were requested rather than the usual lambswool items, nylon being harder wearing. The footstools have removable nylon ‘fur’ covers in Cumberland Stone. Original documents prove that this Rolls-Royce was registered NEW 70M on the 1st August 1973, the number the car retains to this day. The original purchase invoice shows that the the car was £10,942.54 when new, which calculates as £130k today! Having been maintained at Murkett Brothers until 2004 & 20,000 miles it was purchased by its last owner, a Professor residing in Peterborough. At the same time maintenance passed to Rolls-Royce specialists Colbrook, also of Peterborough. A new complete stainless-steel exhaust system was fitted by Colbrook in 2012. In November 2018 the car was recommissioned by Colbrook. Works included new front and rear brake calipers and pads, new front dampers, four new tyres and service. Invoices totalled £5,600. This lovely Silver Shadow comes with an extensive history file that contains many original documents, invoices, MoT certificates and tax discs. Also present is the original sales brochure with a Murkett Brothers stamp to the front cover. The car also has its large and small tool kits, a set of spare keys, original handbook wallet containing Owner’s Handbook, stamped Service Schedule, Warranty card, Rolls-Royce Sales & Service booklet, Owner’s Information booklet, Radiomobile car radio instructions and guarantee card.