The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow is a vehicle that was manufactured by Rolls Royce from 1965 to 1980. The Silver Shadow over time has evolved throughout its existence, meaning that a Silver Shadow at the end of its production run harkens back to, but by no means the same as a Silver Shadow from 1965. If you own a Silver Shadow, you’re a lucky son of a gun. But before you work on you Shadow, double check to see if you have a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow workshop manual.
Rolls Royce came up with the idea for the Silver Shadow out of fear that they were falling behind their competitors. Due to this concern, Rolls Royce included several upgraded amenities compared to its predecessors. It had a unitary construction, meaning that it was built in such a manner that its chassis, body, and floor were part of the same structure rather than separate pieces assembled together.
Externally, there were significant changes from its predecessor, the Silver Cloud. In practical terms, it was both shorter and narrower than the Cloud. However, the Silver Shadow actually came with more room for passengers as well as more luggage space.
In 1977, the Silver Shadow II was debuted. Some of the new changes included rack improvements to the front suspension and rack and pinion steering. Meanwhile, the bumper was made out of metal and rubber instead of chrome. In the United States, these types of bumpers had been popular for some time. 75 Silver Shadow II cars were specially fitted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the company with the original red ""RR"" badges in 1979: pewter/silver paint, front and rear, scarlet red carpets, grey leather with red piping.
In 1966, a two-door saloon was introduced, which ⎼ in 1967 ⎼ was followed by a convertible. There were two versions for the two-door saloon, the very rare James Young model which was only built in fifty examples comprising 35 Rolls-Royces and 15 Bentleys and one by Mulliner Park Ward featuring ""coke bottle"" style fenders and The James Young version was discontinued in 1967, leaving only the curvier Mulliner Park Ward model. The convertible variant was marketed as the Silver Shadow Drophead Coupé.
The Silver Shadow has been one of Rolls Royce's most prevalent vehicles over the years, which makes sense considering the impact that it has had. With that said, why don't you stop by and grab yourself a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow service manual, today!