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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase


Full name

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase

 

Production

- Production years: from 1969 up to and including 1976; pre-series in 1967.
- Production number: 2.772.
- Percentage of the complete production: 6,8%

 

Chassisnumbers

- The first character of the chassisnumber of every Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase is a L and the second is a R.
- The right-hand drive Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase has on the third position always a H, the left-hand drive a X, A, B, C, D, or E.
- Examples: LRA12701 and LRE26625.
- The first Long Wheelbase of the pre-series of 10 cars is LRX1467, the last one is LRH2719.
- The first Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase is LRX6599, the last one is LRE26696.
- The first Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase with division is LRX1631 (pre-series) and LRX6599, the last one is LRX26679.

 

What makes this model unique

- All distinguishing marks of the Silver Shadow, also of the American models
- Lengthening of 4 inches (10 cm) directly behind the B-pillar; also a lengthened rear door
- Smaller rear window
- Standard an Everflex roof covering with a badge on the C-pillar (a large backlight could be ordered without the Everflex roof covering)

 

Further details and special features

- All distinguishing marks of the Silver Shadow, also of the American models
- A division as an option; in that case an extra air intake grille, an extra battery and separate units for airco and radio were fitted; an optional division was no longer allowed on the USA market from 1972 (a few exceptions in 1972 and 1973)





When a division is mounted the complete extra space is lost by this screen.
Picture: LRX11145 from 1971.



At the front can't be seen that the car is a Long Wheelbase. The everflex covered roof was standard but could also be ordered on the 4-door saloon.
Picture: LRA14215 from 1972.



The Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase has a smaller rear window, an everflex covered roof and a badge on the C-pillar.
Picture: LRB16277 from 1973.



The lengthening of 4 inches is inserted in the front edge of the rear window. The badge on the C-pillar is original. The American Long Wheelbase has the thick rubber bumpers just like the normal saloon from 1973 on.
Picture: LRE24418 from 1976.



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