Monday, 3 November 2014

Barn-find Silver Shadow

Words & photos - Daniel Bevis

The phrase 'barn-find' is a source of much irritation to today's classic car buyer. I mean, c'mon - how many barns do people think there actually are in this country? In general, when you see 'barn-find' in an advert, it actually means 'left sitting untouched for quite a long time and is consequently a bit knackered'.

This Rolls-Royce, however, actually was found in a barn. The Spirit of Ecstasy is missing, the aerial is a coat hanger, it's clearly had things dripping on it, and something heavy has landed on the driver's side rear-quarter... but, in the typically robust style of Rolls-Royce, it's still a perfectly servicable motor car, despite years of neglect. So, would you fix and polish it to its former glory, or leave it as is to upset the establishment...?

Spotted in the car park at the 2014 Goodwood Revival - click here for more photos.

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