1977

Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

Model Specifications

  • Engine: V-8
  • Drive: Right hand
  • Transmission: 3-speed THM 400 automatic
  • Wheelbase: 119.5 in.
  • Length: 203.5 in.
  • Width: 71 in.
  • Height: 59.75 in.
  • Weight: 4,648 lbs.

Description

The Silver Shadow is a luxury car that was produced in the United Kingdom by Rolls Royce from 1965-1980. It has the largest production of any Rolls Royce to date.

This model is different from the Silver Shadow I in that it has rack and pinion steering and better front suspension. It also features alloy and rubber bumpers, which were better at absorbing kinetic energy during a crash.

This car previously belonged to the actor Lorne Greene. Greene played Ben Cartwright on the television show Bonanza from 1959-1973. Greene’s widow moved to Bluefield, West Virginia, and the car was sold at auction after her death.

Donated by Evelyn Krippendorf