1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - today's tempter

By: Unique Cars magazine

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Iconic British luxury

For Rolls-Royce, the move to the Silver Shadow represented a huge generational shift, finally moving away from separate chassis and into unibody design.

Built 1965 to 1980, it ran an alloy V8 that grew from 6.2lt to 6.8 and matched to a three- or four-speed automatic transmission. For many, that powerplant was a highlight.

In a feature on the series we note: "The Rolls’ power is an aluminium alloy V8, the biggest British made car engine there is. The V8 is not intended for spectacular power; RR still describes its engines’ outputs as ‘adequate’. The ’box is built for big engines and big torque ratings and in the Rolls, it excels itself. Unobtrusive and fast, somehow you can hear the smoothness."

This example is with Paradise Garage in Sydney. The seller says the car has had a considerable amount of work done to it over time and should prove to be fuss-free.

It’s on the market at $68,950.

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