1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow I

SILVER SHADOW DROPHEAD COUPE

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Country VAT 
    AT
  • Lot number 
    29
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Original Condition
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Blue
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

A convertible version of the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow two-door saloon was introduced in late 1967 and, in common with the saloon, was assembled and finished in London at Mulliner Park Ward. It was powered by the same 6,230cc silky smooth V8 as its solid-topped sister and was marketed as the Silver Shadow Drophead Coupé for the next three or four years. In late 1970, a more powerful, 6,750cc engine began to be fitted and in March 1971 after a slight facelift including a rev counter, new exhaust system etc, the Corniche name was applied. The Corniche was externally very similar and continued to use the 6.7-litre V8 engine mated to a 3-speed automatic transmission and featured independent suspension with coil springs and hydraulic self-levelling for the rest of its days with production finally tapering out in 1996. During its lifetime, a total of only 1,306 Drophead Coupés and Corniche would glide smoothly out the doors of Mulliner PW.
According to its chassis number ('CRX 3008'), this Shadow DHC possibly would have been 'in build' during late '67 and probably first registered in 1968.
This really lovely car looks superb and is finished in a most elegant Masons Black with Cream Leather. Anyone who saw one of these with the top down when they were first introduced, would have found it difficult to conceive that a collection of Steel, Glass, Plastic, Leather, and Rubber could have been formed into something so ultimately desirable.
We welcome any inspection of this delightful Silver Shadow Drophead Coupe.