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M.Bobbit: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow & Bentley T-Series


Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II / Silver Wraith II
(1977 - 1980)

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, 1978
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, 1978, #SRX33649. Wheel discs give off that the car is a Silver Shadow II because those on the long wheelbase Silver Wraith II were different (to the pattern of the Corniche models actually).

Constant development had resulted in a variety of improvements having been incorporated into the models from the Silver Shadow range. Having added a few important new features was the reason why Rolls-Royce choose new designations for models delivered from February 1977 onward. As the mainstream model the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II substituted the previous model and the Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II was added. The latter's long wheelbase offered four inches more space for rear seat passengers and in fact this model was the successor of the R-R Silver Shadow long wheelbase. The new rack and pinion steering in combination with a modified front suspension reacted more quickly than the recirculating ball steering of the earlier models. All in all however these were interim models helping to bridge the gap until a new model generation was developed for production.

Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II
Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II, 1980, #LRL41346. The radiator had been altered because special bumper mountings had been installed which could resist low-speed bumps and allowed the bumper to move back and slid under the radiator.

Technical Data:
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc; aluminium alloy cylinder heads, twin SU-carburettors; 3-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension with coil springs front and rear, hydraulic self-levelling height control rear; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear; wheelbase 3,048 mm (120 in), Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II 3,149.6 mm (124 in); tyre size 235/70HR15

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, 1979, #SRX38464
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, 1979, #SRX38464. To mark the 75th anniversary of Rolls-Royce in 1979 limited series of 100 R-R Silver Shadow II (25 for the home market and 75 for overseas customers) was produced and sported the entwined RR in red colour again instead of black. In 1931 Rolls-Royce had decided to switch over from red to black.

No. made:
8425 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II (1977-1980)
2145 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith II (1977-1980)

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