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I started the cross reference of this casting thread with other listed reference links today. As with most site listings the color names used and order of rarity varies significantly between them and the initial listings from The Elite Redline Guide (2010) included below. I will do a more focused review of those and update that information later on. If any other (?) remains they are referenced that way. In the mean time, feel free to add your own images, stories, information and experiences with this casting in your own thread posts as we go along.



The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow casting was designed by Ira Gilford and based on the same named model first produced in 1965 by the British based Motor Company. It was distributed in the USA main casting line up as a California Custom Miniature and is one of three European based models included for this year.

Produced at the HK factory only, it comes with a blue tinted windshield. The body design features an opening hood over a detailed engine bay with the signature Rolls Royce grill cast as part of the chassis. Silver headlights, orange front turn signals and red rear tail lights are all painted on details. Most models came with body colored roofs in different Spectraflame paint colors. Seven of those colors also are know with black painted roofs. On those, both the B and C pillars were painted black as well. Interiors with bucket seats, a large dashboard and an integrated RHD steering wheel were issued in both white and dark brown versions. The front and rear bumpers are also part of the base casting.

Of the (11) known paint colors used for the non painted roof models they range from the most common colors of Grey Enamel, Blue, Green, Light Green, Red, Yellow, Aqua, Orange, Hot Pink, Purple and Olive as the rarest color used. Only (7) paint colors were used and their order of rarity varies for models with a black painted roof to be - Gray Enamel, Aqua, Light Green, Blue, Red, Green and Yellow. Orange castings were only distributed in Canada and Europe with the Pink castings only sent to the United Kingdom.

Reference sites vary as to wheel types used with most noting all capped wheels and others saying cars are fitted with medium sized Type 1 Redline wheels only. A review of images at various sites shows that some models have different sized wheels - larger in the rear and smaller in the front as well.

Each casting was issued with a Hong Kong smooth tab design metal collector button with a Silver casting image on a yellow background.

A single purple prototype is known with clear glass, a shorter engine bay design and different hood and fire wall design.

An interesting story regarding this casting is that Rolls Royce required Mattel to over paint the non traditional Spectraflamed colored models to be their appropriate silver color. Although unverfied, some examples of grey enamel paint over another color are known to exist.



Resource references -

http://hotwheels.wikia.com/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Silver_Shadow
http://www.onlineredlineguide.com/69/69_rolls_royce_silver_shadow/69_rolls_royce_silver_shadow.html
http://www.hwredlines.com/menu-grp/hw-69.shtml
http://www.hwprotos.com/menu-grp-cars/1969/6276-RRSilverShadow/6276x-HK-RRSilverShadow.shtml
http://www.nchwa.com/1969.html
The Elite Redline Guide (2010)
https://sites.google.com/site/redlinebuttons/Buttons/1969
http://www.hallsguide.com/1969-redline-series/
 
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