Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
This Silver Shadow was purchased in August 1971 by Mary C. Ruger, mother of William B. Ruger Jr., the consignor, for her own use. All of the original documentation of that purchase is complete, including the owner’s identification card and a letter of welcome from Rolls-Royce Inc. dated September 8, 1971. Mrs. Ruger gave the car to the consignor in 1989, and he has enjoyed it for the succeeding 23 years.
Chassis SRX10687 had been serviced at various Connecticut and New York City service facilities, and since its move to New Hampshire in 1998, it has been regularly serviced at Foreign Motors West, now known as Bentley Boston. It has received every known update and improvement available for the Silver Shadow and Bentley TT cars, including the Harvey Bailey suspension improvements, constant velocity rear half-shafts, the updated fluid-drive carrier, and numerous other refinements.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
6.75 liter, 90 degree, V-8 engine, three-speed automatic gearbox, independent suspension with coil springs in the front and rear and hydraulic self-leveling height control in the front and rear, and disc brakes front and rear. Wheelbase: 119.75"
Source: RM Auctions
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