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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II


Full name

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

 

Production

- Years of production: from 1977 up to and including 1980.
- Number of production: 8.425.
- Percentage of the complete production: 20,6%

 

Chassisnumbers

- The first character of the chassisnumber of every Silver Shadow II is a S and the second is a R.
- The right-hand drive Silver Shadow II has on the third position always a H, the left-hand drive has a X, F, G, K or L.
- Examples: SRF30001, SRH30070 and SRX35753.
- The first Silver Shadow II is SRF30001, the last one is SRL41601.

 

What makes this model unique

- Four doors
- Identification plate "SILVER SHADOW II" on the boot lid
- Black rubber bumpers
- Thicker grille
- Front air dam (not on American models)
- Fog lights below the front bumper (not on American models)
- Rectangular mirrors
- Twin exhaust
- Petrol filler door of American models on the left C-pillar
- A new dashboard with a split level automatic air conditioning

 

Further details and special features

- The Silver Shadow II could be delivered with an everflex covered roof and with a two-tone paint scheme
- From late 1977 the side-marker lamps were deleted (not on American and Australian models)
- From June 1978 on head lamp wipers (not on American models)

Anniversary
In 1979 212 Anniversary-cars were made on the occasion of the 75 years of existence of Rolls-Royce. These cars can be identified by the red badge on the radiator grille. The badge has the colour Garnet red. The Anniversary-cars for the American market had standard the colour Georgian silver. On other markets also other colours could be ordered.





The red badge on an Anniversary-car.
Picture: SRK38087 from 1979.



The Silver Shadow II has black rubber bumpers, an air dam and fog lights below the bumper. From late 1977 the side-marker lamps were deleted. From mid 1978 on head lamp wipers were mounted.
Picture: SRH38951 from 1979 (Everflex covered roof not standard).



The Silver Shadow II has an identification plate on the boot lid. It can further be identified by the twin exhaust.
Picture: SRH33322 from 1978.



The American Silver Shadow II has no air dam, no fog lights below the bumper and no head lamp wipers. These American models do have the side-marker lamps. The garnets on the wheelarches and the golden Flying Lady are not standard.
Picture: SRK36553 from 1979.



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