"We've always had a penchant for shooting brakes. We love the combo of rakish sportiness combined with the solid practicality of serious boot space and a flat roof. Strikes us that a true sportsman not only needs a hard-edged gadabout "
Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Shooting Brake
We must be locked into that Glastonbury state of mind.
But in the process of noodling around thinking about car sand rock’n’roll and car culture, we found yet another amazing car owned by a member of The Who.
This Rolls Royce Silver Shadow shooting brake was owned by bassist John Entwistle.
These new kinds of Rolls Royce really were a complete break with tradition. They were the first Rolls Royce cars to have a complete unitary chassis, the first to come with all-round independent suspension, the first to come with four power-operated disc brakes. The roof line was a full 4 inches lower than that of the Silver Cloud that it preceded it too.
An estate/shooting brake version of the Shadow was never created (more’s the pity) – so this special estate version of the Shadow was commissioned by John Entwistle, the bass guitarist with ‘The Who’.
Strangely, when Bonham’s auctioned the car a couple of years ago, the coach builder who did the conversion was unknown– but we DO know that for pure rock’n’roll period, socially aspiring steeze – little can compare to chopping, stretching and allowing your Roller to be used on the Grouse shoot in Scotland.
Fair play, Mr Entwistle….
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