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About the colours of the Silver Shadow
Two-tone exterior colours

Most frequently sold colours
Camargue paint colours 1975-1987
Corniche paint colours 1981-1995

Colours of the Everflex
Colours of the upholstery
Parkertex and cloth upholstery
Colours of the top-roll

 


Two-tone exterior colours



The two-tone colour scheme or dual paint scheme was very popular in the sixties and seventies. In the eighties the popularity decreased quickly and in the nineties the schemes hardly occured any more.
This colour scheme in which almost all colours could be combined, could be ordered at no extra cost. There was one rule: acrylic paints could only be combined with acrylic paints because of the type of primer that was used.
When a customer liked a two-tone colour scheme, Rolls-Royce recommended to make the dark colour the lower colour of the two. But the customer was free to order the other way around and that often happened.
The wheel discs incorporate a vanity ring which was normally finished in the lower body colour when a two-tone colour scheme was specified.


When two-tone colour schemes were applied in a standard lay-out, the colours were separated on the body fold near the side moulding. This standard lay-out is shown on the first picture below. As can be seen it was also possible to choose for a roof only colour scheme. This last colour scheme is rather rare.

 

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow SRA14732

1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow SRH11456

A Silver Shadow Mulliner Park Ward and a Corniche could also be delivered in a two-tone colour scheme. Because the waistline differed from the line of the standard saloon, the colour separation line reached to the rear lights unit.

 

1975 Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon CRH50527

1974 Rolls-Royce Corniche 2-door saloon CRH17563

The convertibles too were often provided with a two-tone colour scheme. The roof only scheme couldn't be applied to this kind of body.

1980 Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible DRK50339

 

1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow MPW convertible CRX6103




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