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Registration Number: EHJ118P on 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow lwb 6750cc
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EHJ118P on 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow long-wheelbase 6750cc Limousine

Chassis No. LRH 21379

The 1st owner of this 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow lwb was HRH Princess Margaret, who owned it from new in 1975 until 1979.

This was the third Silver Shadow Princess Margaret had owned, having had 2 others, one in 1967, and then one in 1971.

Rolls-Royce EHJ 118P had the reg mark 3 GXM when it was Princess Margaret's car.

Ordered in October 1974 and delivered on 5th September 1975, this Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow incorporates many special features requested by Her Royal Highness including a raised rear floor for easier access, leather trimmed (instead of wood veneered) door cappings, flat side indicators fitted in line with chromed body mouldings, Nuella Black hide interior, and Cardinal Red paintwork with contrasting gold coachlines.

In addition, it was requested that the seats be 'soft and comfortable', while other noteworthy features include a flag mast and blue police lamp. Arrangements for the Shadow's order and delivery were the responsibility of the Princess's Private Secretary.

In 1979 the Shadow was sold (see signed certification from Kensington Palace below) and passed to its second owner.

Five years later the car was acquired by the American movie star, Burt Reynolds, who kept it at his ranch in Jupiter, Florida, but, apparently, did not use it on the road. Sold by Burt Reynolds in 1988, the Rolls-Royce returned back to the UK in 1994.

In 1996 it was purchased by a resident of Billericay, Essex, by which time the odometer reading stood at 55,000 miles and the car had been registered with the age-related re-registration number 'EHJ 118P'.

A concours winner at national and section level R-REC events, the Shadow went to it's next owner in Belgium between 2005 and 2011 before changing hands once more.

After owning this Silver Shadow Princess Margaret then had 2 Silver Wraith II's, one in 1979, and one in 1980 (apparently the 1979 model was unsatisfactory and was hastily replaced!).

Princess Margaret's 1980 Silver Wraith II can be seen here.

Photo provided by Raffles


Registration Number: EHJ118P on 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow lwb 6750cc
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1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow lwb 6750cc (EHJ118P) info

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