The Silver Shadow II replaced its predecessor the Shadow I in 1977 after a production run of 12 years. There were several improvements, most notably rack and pinion steering and front suspension modifications, both improving handling markedly.
Externally, the bumpers were changed from chrome to alloy and rubber which appeared on the very last Shadows during 1976.
The Shadow II had a relatively short life with production ending in 1980 and being replaced by the Silver Spirit.
This particular Shadow II, a late example finished in Caribbean Blue with Beige Interior was first registered 1st August 1980 and delivered 6th August by Wadham Stringer in Southampton. The original invoice is held in the file, illustrating the purchase price of £36329.48, this included an internally adjustable passenger side door mirror and Whitewall tyres. Interestingly, 23 gallons of fuel was charged on the invoice at £1.15 per gallon – those were the days!
The history is comprehensive with 25 stamp entries in the original service book and in the last 7 years further evidence of nearly £12000 being spent on corrective maintenance. Needless to say the car is a joy to drive with true magic carpet handling. It was taken on a road trip in April to Essen and returned an average consumption of 18MPG, carrying four passengers and luggage. It didn’t skip a beat.
The underside is in great shape and the body work carries some patina but is in very presentable condition.
The car will be supplied with 12 months MOT upon sale, although now exempt. It’s registered as an Historic Vehicle and is tax and ULEZ exempt. The current registration mark RTS101 is not included in the sale.