I think that an owner of a Rolls-Royce- or Bentley must be a votary of cars.
If you spend a lot of money to a car that is not
really inconspicious, you do that because it has
always been an ideal. Because you have always
wanted the utmost of comfort. Because you have
always been impressed by it. I haven't met an
owner of such a car that has bought it when he
was looking for a good second-hand car and his
Silver Shadow accidentally was in front of all
cars in that showroom.
For me it was the same. For
very many years I dreamt of a really
"fat" car. One to be cherished because
it is special. One that gives you that utmost
satisfaction in driving. One that smells of
exclusiveness. One you never going to sell
And that's why I definitely decided to buy a
Rolls-Royce. For that seemed to be my one and
only real boy's dream.
And after a final
orientation on the market, the prices, the sellers,
etcetera, on the ninth of May 1996 I bought my
Silver Shadow and on the first of June 1996 I
drove my first meters. It was decorated with the
That registration number did
not adorn it from the very first moment. Until
the 24th of August 1996 I drove between the two
English plates you saw on the picture in top of
These plates showed the registration number
"RCD 132 G".
What was going on with this
English registration you can read under the
button History at
the top of this page. And are you interested in
the specifications of my Silver Shadow, then
click on the button Design specifications.
It is really an experience to be a member of the
club of Rolls-Royce- and Bentley-owners, the
Mascotte (Dutch club). Because of the unique
meetings. The very interesting technical
explanations. The beautiful drives with many
other Rolls-Royces and Bentleys, behind each
other through the most wonderful landscapes. Read
about it under the button Rolls-Royce club.
My friends and family have noticed that the car that is finished in Old
English white has an excellent colour
for the driving of bridal couples. Many times it
has played a prominent part in the album of
marriage. Look under the button Marriage in the DM-37-65 to
see beautiful pictures of marriages.