My Silver Shadow

The DM-37-65
   Introducing ourselves
   The beginning
   Design specifications

   Floral decoration
   History up to 1996
   History since 1996
   Maintenance since 1996

Gallery of pictures
   Pictures exterior
   Pictures interior
   Pictures engine and boot
   Pictures flying lady and details


My Silver Shadow, the beginning

I think that an owner of a Rolls-Royce or Bentley must be a car enthusiast. If you spend a lot of money to a car that is not really inconspicious, you do that because it has always been a dream. Because you have always wanted the utmost of comfort. Because you have always been impressed by its presence. I have never met an owner of such a car who 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. Almost all my life I dreamt of a really "fat" car. A car to be cherished because it is very special one. One that gives you that utmost satisfaction in driving. One that smells of exclusiveness. One that will stay in your ownership for a long time.
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 registration number


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 see in the picture below. These plates showed the registration number "RCD132G".

The DM-37-65 still with the English registration number RCD 132G.

Why I had this English registration, you can read under the button History. And are you interested in the specifications of my Silver Shadow, then click on the button Design specifications.
It is really a great 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 trips together with many other Rolls-Royces and Bentleys in a row through the most wonderful sceneries. Read about it under the button Rolls-Royce club.
The car is finished in Old English white and has an excellent colour for driving 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.

In 2017, after 21 years, I decided to sell the car. The new owner lives in the Netherlands as well, owns a hotel/restaurant, and uses the car for VIP treatment.


Marinus Rijkers.   Disclaimer