8th Sep, 2021 13:00

Imperial War Museum Duxford

  Lot 87

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Sold for £10,688

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: SPD 637L
Chassis No: SRH15394
MOT: August 2022

  • Treated to a bodywork restoration and overhaul of its brake and suspension systems by marque specialist Overton Vehicle Overhauls from 1988-1991
  • Finished in Peacock Blue with Black leather upholstery and very sparingly used over the last thirty years covering a mere 8,000 miles or so
  • Fitted with a very rare factory sunroof and air conditioning
  • Offered for sale with a 'no advisories' MOT valid until August 2022 and numerous invoices from marque specialists Michael Walker's Garage and Overton Vehicle Overhauls

A true testament to the quality of the work carried out by Rolls-Royce & Bentley specialist Overton Vehicle Overhauls of Rayleigh (www.bentleyboys.com), ‘SPD 637L’ remains highly presentable following a bare metal bodywork restoration they carried out on it in 1988! As well as banishing any corrosion, they leaded all the joints, renewed all the rubbers and glass and even overhauled the rare factory-fitted sunroof. Overton were also tasked with refinishing the wood veneers and thoroughly overhauling the brake and suspension systems since when a mere 9,000 or so miles have been covered (the last major invoice for suspension fettling being issued on 15th March 1991 at an indicated (1)16,717 miles). MOT tested on 15th November 2000 at an indicated (1)21,998 miles, the Rolls-Royce’s odometer presently shows less than (1)26,000 miles. Acquired by its last registered keeper in late October 2001 and given a rustproof treatment the following year, ‘SPD 637L’ has been well stored despite its lack of use. Inspected by Brain Page MIMI of Classic Assessments last year, he concluded thus: ‘All in all, a nice example of its type’ and valued the car at up to £18,500. Felt by the seller to drive ‘very well’ following some light recommissioning, this delightful Silver Shadow passed its last MOT on 13th August 2021 with ‘no advisories’.

For more information, please contact:
Damian Jones
07855 493737


Auction: Imperial War Museum Duxford, 8th Sep, 2021

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