1978 ROLLS-ROYCE SILVER SHADOW II

Make:- Rolls-Royce

Model:-  Silver Shadow II

Year:- 1978

Mileage:- 103,300

Colour:- Brewster Green

Price:- £20,000

Description

We are pleased to offer this Rolls-Royce Shadow II in Brewster Green – pictures to follow.  We have been maintaining the car since 2006 & now selling on the owners behalf.  Extremely well maintained example which recently includes an updated rear of engine oil seal kit, sump gasket , diff seals, rocker cover gaskets, gearbox pump seal, complete A/C system flush & new compressor. Vehicle not stored onsite so please contact us to arrange a viewing.   This vehicle was owned by the late Sir John Mills who left the car to the current owner after he passed away in 2005.

Sir John Mill’s Rolls-Royce

One of the archetypes of the decent and reliable on-screen Englishman, Sir John Mills first appeared on stage in 1929 as a chorus dancer. His first film appearance was with Jessie Matthews in the 1932 film, The Midshipmaid. He rose through the ranks to appear as the leading man in Tudor Rose and The Green Cockatoo.

After becoming a popular stage performer in light comedies and musicals throughout the 1930s, Sir John became best known for his roles in patriotic Second World War films, including In Which We Serve, We Dive at Dawn, Way to the Stars, Dunkirk, Ice Cold in Alex and The Colditz Story.

After the war Sir John starred in such successful epics as Great Expectations, Scott of the Antarctic and the film adaptation of Oh! What a Lovely War, as well as making stage appearances in Charley’s Aunt, Ross and The Good Companions.

Sir John’s favourite film was Hobson’s Choice.

He won an Oscar for his portrayal of the village idiot in the 1970 David Lean-directed film Ryan’s Daughter.

In all he starred in 123 films; 48 plays; numerous television dramas, including Quatermass; and his own one-man show, An Evening with John Mills.

Sir John was knighted in 1977 for his services to British entertainment.

Sadly Sir John passed away at his Buckinghamshire home on 23 April 2005 after a short illness. Lady Mary, whom he loved very much, passed away a few months later.

Sir John was a close and very special friend of John Casson MBE and his wife Jenny. Their friendship grew, and Sir John spent many happy times with John and Jenny in the years before he passed away.

John inherited Sir John’s Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II after he passed away.

John and Jenny now live in Cornwall and it is not practical to keep the Rolls-Royce.

Provenance:

  • A letter signed by Sir John to John advising him that he was leaving his Rolls-Royce in his will
  • V5C proving that the previous keeper was Sir John

Comes with the Rolls Royce:

  • A copy of Sir John’s letter to John advising him that he was leaving his Rolls-Royce in his will
  • A photograph of him standing next to the Rolls-Royce
  • The V5C proving that the previous keeper was Sir John
  • Sir John’s silver plated walking stick
  • His cushion he always kept in the back of his Rolls-Royce
  • A pair of red socks (red was his lucky colour) that he kept with his smelling salts in the glove compartment