1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow


1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a full-size luxury car produced by Rolls Royce Motors in Crewe, England, from 1965 to 1980. It was the first of the marque to use unitary body and chassis construction.

The Silver Shadow featured a 172 hp (128 kW) 6.2 L V8 from 1965 to 1969, and a 189 hp (141 kW) 6.75 L V8 from 1970 to 1980. No official power outputs were stated, but registration authorities in many markets required outputs be listed. Left-hand-drive models were coupled to the recently introduced Turbo-Hydramatic 400 automatic gearbox sourced from General Motors (GM). Pre-1970, right-hand-drive (RHD) models used a highly modified, aluminium-cased version of the original cast-iron 4-speed Hydramatic gearbox that had been built in Crewe under licence from GM since 1953. From 1968, export RHD cars gained the Turbo-Hydramatic 400, and by 1970, the 4-speed unit had been completely phased out even in the home market.

The Silver Shadow is renowned for its ride quality by utilizing its hydopneumatic self-levelling suspension in the front and rear up to 1969 and then in the rear only to 1980.


Our car is chassis number SRH 17475 and delivered to its first owner in Australia on the 6th March 1974.  

Finished in Shell grey paintwork with Tad hide interior and deep fawn carpet, this car is a credit to its owner.

Purchased by the current owner, a member of the Rolls Royce Club of NSW, in April 2011.

Since then, the owner has embarked on an extensive program of renovation rather than restoration. With over $108,000 spent there is really nothing more to do.

The car has had a full closed door respray, full engine rebuild and rebuilt transmission and torque convertor.

The car comes complete with the history of the car and all the receipt while in the owner’s care.

Also included is a box of items that the owner used to take with him on Rolls Royce rallies.

It is a great car for Sunday club runs and weekend cruises.

We are extremely proud to offer this car through The Collectable Auction House.

Please contact us to arrange an inspection – you will not be disappointed!

Car is sold unregistered but eligible for Historic registration.