– 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith
– long wheelbase variant of the Silver Shadow
– vehicle reportedly without pending repairs, directly ready to take to the road
– paintwork, leather, wood and chrome all in fine condition
– originally delivered to the US, in Germany for over 20 years
– since then always maintained and cared for by the same specialist
– power windows, air conditioning, CD radio
– rare opportunity to obtain a well-above average Silver Wraith
– you can’t upgrade a poorly maintained Shadow to this level with € 20,000
The first modern Rolls – nobility as a cure against aging?
Unlike its predecessor, the lush (or we may say bombastic?) Silver Cloud, which was “old school” throughout, the straight-line Silver Shadow was a modern, almost revolutionary appearance in 1965. It had a monocoque chassis, which allowed for a more generous interior despite smaller exterior dimensions, as well as hydropneumatic independent wheel suspension and a three-circuit brake system with disc brakes – all of which had hitherto been unheard of in a Rolls-Royce.
In 15 years of construction (including the 1977 facelift) over 29,000 units of this elegant luxury sedan were built, four times as many as the previous model. What they all have in common, apart from the big V8 (6.2 litres first / 6.7 liters later), is primarily one thing: The noble sovereignty as it can only be found in a Rolls-Royce. And where, if not in reference to this clear styling, can the somewhat hackneyed expression “timeless” be more aptly applied?