1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

Multiple Award Winning, 23K Miles, Original and Fantastic!


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This is one of the nicest original Silver Shadow LWB Saloons in existence, having won multiple first place awards as well as being mechanically excellent.


This is a gorgeous 23,000 mile, nearly all original, 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheelbase Saloon without Division that has won nearly every award available from the RROC and a First Junior Award at the Hershey AACA.  It’s present and third-owner is the Chief Judge of the RROC who owns Zenith Motor Company in Missouri.  As such, this Silver Shadow is in fantastic mechanical condition with all the normal systems having been thoroughly rebuilt.  The result is an incredibly original and low mile example that provides a near-new driving experience.  This is the rare and desirable chrome bumper LWB model.

This special-order Silver Shadow was ordered new through Ascot Import Cars, Inc. on August 8, 1972 by Mr. Richard Bojalad of Pennsylvania and Scottsdale, AZ.  It was finally delivered on April 14, 1973, with its special order Coffee Bean Brown Paint (Paint Code 062-5039) with a matching Dark Brown Everflex (Code DH 5567) top.  Its present owner has enjoyed the Shadow for the past ten years.  By 2016, this Shadow had achieved its Senior status for concours judging with the RROC.  At that event, this Shadow scored 492/500 points, attesting to its cosmetic and mechanical condition.  It had accumulated 22,734 miles and was nearly all original.  Today, it has accumulated 23,157 miles since new and is in the same remarkable condition.  In addition, it has won the Rolls-Royce Award, the Royce Memorial Award, Best of Show Postwar and Best of prior Best in Show.

The Coffee Bean Brown livery is simply stunning, appearing dark brown in the direct sunlight and black in the shade or evening light.  The paint is all original except the hood has been repainted.  There are a few very small flaws as shown in the photos, but they are only visible upon close inspection.  The Dark Brown Everflex top is also original and in excellent condition today.  The chrome and stainless steel are also in excellent condition.

The interior is also all original, in its special-order Champagne Leather (VM 3099) that is in beautiful original condition.  The leather is without any defects and is still fairly soft and supple with only minor creasing from its 23,000 miles of use.  The leather has never been dyed or touched up.  The original carpet is also in excellent condition and even the sheepskin mouton overlays are original, but are starting to show their age.  The wood has some light cracking but overall is in beautiful condition.  The dashpad and knee pad were custom ordered to be in Champagne leather rather than the customary black.  It also features its original AM/FM Stereo and separate 8-track cassette player.

The engine compartment and undercarriage are in very nice original condition and well detailed for show.  Its present owner rebuilt all the hydraulics, suspension, brakes and other common areas of maintenance for the Silver Shadows.  This Shadow is now a trouble-free and beautiful example, whether for the show field or for touring.  Everything works as it should.  During our test drive with the Shadow, we cruised at 90 mph on the highway with perfect smoothness and stability.  We recommend you review the detailed judging sheets from the RROC concours event on our website.

For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or  This Silver Shadow is available for viewing with its owner in Independence, Missouri.

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB


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1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB
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VIN LRB15056
BODY STYLE Long Wheelbase without Division
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 23,200
GEARBOX Automatic
INT COLOR Champagne Leather
EXT COLOR Coffee Bean Brown and Dark Brown Everflex
YEAR 1973
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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

Interesting Fact: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a full-sized luxury car produced by British automaker Rolls-Royce in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first of the marque to use unitary body and chassis construction. The Silver Shadow II was produced from 1977 to 1980. To date, the combined model run (Silver Shadow…
Interesting Fact: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a full-sized luxury car produced by British automaker Rolls-Royce in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first of the marque to use unitary body and chassis construction. The Silver Shadow II was produced from 1977 to 1980. To date, the combined model run (Silver Shadow I + Silver Shadow II) has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce. In 1977, the model was renamed the Silver Shadow II in recognition of several major changes, most notably rack and pinion steering; modifications to the front suspension improved handling markedly. Externally, the bumpers were changed from chrome to alloy and rubber starting with the late 1976 Silver Shadows. These new energy-absorbing bumpers had been used in the United States since 1974, as a response to tightening safety standards there. Nonetheless, the bumpers on cars sold outside of North America were still solidly mounted and protruded 2 in (5 cm) less. Also now made standard across the board was the deletion of the small grilles mounted beneath the headlamps. Outside of North America, where tall curbs and the like demanded more ground clearance, a front skirt was also fitted to the Silver Shadow II and its sister cars. In 1979, 75 Silver Shadow II cars were specially fitted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the company with the original red "RR" badges front and rear, pewter/silver paint, grey leather with red piping, scarlet red carpets, and a silver commemorative placard on the inside of the glove box door. Approximately 33 75th anniversary cars were designated for and shipped to the North American market, making this an extremely rare find for collectors around the world!



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