A FEW years ago I
bought a 1965 R-R sales booklet in a UK flea market and I have at last
got around to reading it (and with the utmost difficulty, as you will
I was a bit startled to discover that I've been driving a Rolls-Royce
Ombre d'Argent all these years.
Yes indeed, that's the
name the French language brochure gives to the
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow (Ombre d'Argent) et Bentley, Série T, on été
présentées apres bien des anées de mise au point continue par les
Rolls-Royce, en accordant à tout les détails de méticuleuse attention
partie de la tradition de la Campagnie."
I couldn't have put it better myself. Later we read:
Silver Shadow 1 owners will also be pleased to know the following:
1091 litres is a lot of carburant. The brochure accidentally omits the decimal point! It surely should have been printed as 109,1 litres. (The French use a comma as a decimal point!)
I did once fill my own Ombre d'Argent
from near empty to full, and I am sure it held a lot less than 1091
litres of carburant!