- Delivered new in Paris (Franco Britannic)
- Regularly maintained
- Excellent tourer, the most elegant series 1
- No reserve
This Silver Shadow series 1 was delivered new by Franco Britannic in Paris in 1975. It remained in the hands of a Lebanese family residing on avenue Foch in Paris for several decades, driven by their chauffeur. The current owner, a Grand Chef and patron of a Relais et Chƒteaux near Limoges, acquired the car from the chauffeur who had been given the car by the family to thank him for his loyal service. Two years ago, before using it regularly for trips such as taking clients to and from the airport, he entrusted the car to a specialist mechanic near Paris who re-commissioned and serviced it thoroughly. This Shadow is a superb example, starting on the first turn of the key. It has just been serviced as the owner wanted to be certain that it was in perfect working order prior to the sale. The beige leather seats are original and display a charming light patina, and the car's light blue livery is very stylish. The suspension is sound, the road-holding excellent and the gear change smooth. It will be delivered with its service books, owner's manual and a manual for the modern CD player installed. There are many average Shadows and Bentleys to be found, but this example will provide real pleasure to its future owner, having been looked after so well.