Welcome to the Silent D Motor Show.
I’m your host Silent D. Today I’m being very comfortably and luxuriously
chauffeured around the beautiful English countryside, in this the best of the 70s
Rolls Royce. My chauffeur for the day is the owner Simon, and Simon welcome to the
show! Thank you, my pleasure. Tell me, what is this, what’s this
car? 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. Okay, how long are you had it for? Since
February this year, so not long at all. Oh, it’s pretty fresh. Very fresh indeed, very
fresh indeed. And what made you get this car then because, you know, this is not
the most common car? Well I do you have ten cars so… Oh! I like a car for every mood and every
occasion. I’ve always wanted a Silver Shadow II, ever since I was a child.
Family friends had two of them in Honey Gold, so I’ve just always been fascinated
by a brightly colored Silver Shadow II. And what’s the story? So, I bought the car,
it had been sitting in a garage close to my office for the last two years. The
fellow hadn’t done much mileage at all before that the owner had it in 1982 until
2014. I’ve had some communication with his son
and grandson and they’ve told me some lovely stories. And the grandfather bought it
in 1992 he thought the car was a little bit too yellow so he had the ever flex
roof put on, and also a pioneer cassette player with graphic equaliser as well. So yes it’s great to have all the stories of the previous owners and also
amazing to have such a unique car as well in this color.
Yeah, it looks really and in this yellow. Yeah, it’s actually
called Champagne on the build sheet. Not that you’d want to drink champagne
that looks like this color, but it is unique and it’s the only one that I
have seen. This wood is like mirror finish. Stunning! It is. It’s
it’s never been restored. It’s walnut. The glovebox
is super thick, with walnut, that’s a solid piece of walnut it even has a Yale
stainless steel lock on that and yeah the attention to detail in this is
amazing. You’ve got the leather headlining,
leather sun visors, solid chrome lighters and door mountings, lambswool over rugs
as well. The lambswool rugs were designed so ladies could take off their
high heels and have their feet caressed as well, so that that was an
amazing thing in its day. In the rear you’ve also got moveable foot rests as
well just in case you’re a little shorter and when I have your feet
angled off the floor as well. What’s the engine in this? 6.75 litre V8
with a three-speed automatic transmission. And horsepower?
Horsepower.. Rolls-Royce never published their horsepower, they always just said that
the power was adequate, so there’s no public figures for horsepower for Rolls-Royce of this era. Okay, I love that. Yeah. That’s funny. So, Simon are you gonna let me try driving
in this beauty? I think I will let you, not a problem at all. Okay, thank you.
Let me just pull in up here and the keys are yours. Oh, this is smoothe! Oh wow! No rpm reader neither, I guess just us they wouldn’t tell the
horsepower, I guess they think it’s tacky to show off… Tacky to have a tacho. Yeah. Well this is great. Thank you so much for letting me feature your beautiful Rolls-Royce, thank you for letting me drive it. It’s been a pleasure. My pleasure as well. And thank you so much to you for watching if you enjoy these kind of videos then
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