How many Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows were made?

After rewatching some of those old James Bond films, my interest in Rolls-Royce history has been renewed. How many Silver Shadows did Rolls-Royce make?

Kathryn Mae Kurlychek · Updated on
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With nearly 30,000 models sold, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow was the brand’s best-selling vehicle to date. But exactly how many units were actually made? The answer is 25,142 total units.
Introduced in 1965, the Silver Shadow was a successor to the larger four-door Silver Cloud sedan. Offered as a traditional four-door sedan or with a two-door saloon body style, the Silver Shadow upped the ante with its all-new self-support frame, central hydraulic system, and independent rear suspension.
While these changes made the Silver Shadow all but unrecognizable from its lofty predecessor, the two vehicles maintained the same chassis: a 6.3-liter eight-cylinder engine coupled to a four-speed automatic transmission.
In addition to a two-door coupe variation, a limited number of Silver Shadows were also offered with a longer wheelbase between 1969 and 1977. Far fewer numbers of these LWB models were sold—just under 3,000 in total.
At the end of the 1970s, the Silver Shadow was discontinued in favor of a new model—the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. Today, the average price of a vintage Silver Shadow is just under $20,000.
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