1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow


The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was built from 1965 to 1980. It replaced the Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud. In that time only one major upgrade was done (1976) but the Mk I and Mk II were essentially the same. Minor changes to the bumpers and the area around the headlamps were the main external changes.

The original Silver Shadows weighed just over two metric tons and were powered by 6.2L V8 engines. In 1970 the engines were upgraded to 6.75L V8. These engines were used until the end of production in 1980.

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A year after the launch of the Silver Shadow sedan a two-door coupe was introduced. 35 of the cars had bodies designed and built by James Young Coachbuilders and the balance of the bodies were built by Mulliner Park Ward.

In 1967 a convertible was also introduced. Rolls Royce preferred the name “drophead coupe”

Westrand Car Show - 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

The Silver Shadows had a hydro-pneumatic suspension which was built under license from Citroën of France and the Hydramatic and Hydramatic Turbo 400 gearboxes were all supplied by Chevrolet of the USA.

In 1971 the two door Silver Shadows were called Corniche. Production of the Silver Shadow Corniche Coupe continued until 1982 and the Corniche drophead coupe until 1996.

Rolls Royce also branded a more upmarket version of the Corniche as a “Camargue” which was produced alongside the Corniche from 1975 to 1986. It was then the most expensive production Rolls Royce of all time. The Silver Shadow range was replaced by the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit.

Only 30057 Silver Shadows were built so they are extremely rare. The Westrand Car Show will be featuring a 1968 Silver Shadow which is now 51 years old. It is featured below.

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The Westrand Car Show is a Classic Car Show. TO QUALIFY FOR ENTRANCE TO A COMPETITIVE CLASS, VEHICLES MUST HAVE BEEN BUILT OR REGISTERED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 1999 OR EARLIER. Only the first 180 QUALIFYING vehicles will receive a commemorative medallion. Any newer vehicle is welcome to be entered as a “non-competitive vehicle” and to be placed on show just because of “the spirit of motoring” and the desire to share the joy that your wheels bring you, with all of the rest of us. See the list of classes below and the entrance form. Remember its a fun day, so don’t take it too seriously.

Non-Competitive vehicles may enter at the gate on the day.

The Westrand Car Show is an alcohol-free event and any person found to have in their possession or to be consuming alcohol will not be admitted and/or will be asked to leave the premises of Dr. Havinga School. 


Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n klassieke motorskou. OM TE KWALIFISEER VIR TOEGANG TOT ‘N KOMPETERENDE KLAS, MOET VOERTUIE VIR DIE EERSTE KEER IN 1999 OF VROEËR GEBOU OF GEREGISTREER WORD. Slegs die eerste 180 KWALIFISERENDE voertuie sal ‘n gedenkmedalje ontvang. Enige nuwer voertuig is welkom om as ‘n “nie-mededingende voertuig” ingeskryf te word, en dit net te danke aan” die gees van motor” en die begeerte om die vreugde wat u wiele vir u bring, saam met ons almal te deel. Kyk na die lys van klasse hieronder en die ingangsvorm. Onthou, dis ‘n pret dag moenie dit te ernstig opneem.

Nie-mededingende voertuie mag op die dag by die hek inteken.

Die Westrand Car Show is ‘n alkoholvrye gebeurtenis, en enige persoon wat bevind is dat hy in besit is en/of alkohol inneem, sal nie toegelaat word nie en/of gevra sal word om die perseel van die Dr. Havinga skool te verlaat.

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IMAGE ATTRIBUTION – Click on the image name for a full screen view. Click on photographer for usage license.
Featured Image 1967 Rolls Royce Silver ShadowJeremy from Sydney, Australia
1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Coupe –  James Young Coachworks Alex Manos of Beverly Hills Car Club
1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Coupe –  Mulliner Park Ward CoachworksJános Tamás
1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Drophead Coupé – Mulliner Park Ward CoachworksAndrew Bone from Weymouth, England
1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow IISG2012
1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow – Clifford Maluleke (3 Images) – Own Vehicle

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