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Engine
V-8
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Transmission
Auto
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Exterior
Maroon
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Interior
Maroon
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VIN
LRX9254

Description

220 HP (estimated), 6,750cc overhead valve V-8 engine, automatic transmission Chassis No. LRX9254 It is hard to believe that we lost Johnny Cash on September 12, 2003, his music and gravelly voice are such a part of the music world that he will live on forever. In 1970, at the height of his career, Cash needed a personal limousine. He turned to Rolls-Royce where he acquired a long-wheelbas...

220 HP (estimated), 6,750cc overhead valve V-8 engine, automatic transmission Chassis No. LRX9254 It is hard to believe that we lost Johnny Cash on September 12, 2003, his music and gravelly voice are such a part of the music world that he will live on forever. In 1970, at the height of his career, Cash needed a personal limousine. He turned to Rolls-Royce where he acquired a long-wheelbase Silver Shadow Saloon. At the time the Crewe factory did not produce a limousine, so Cash turned to a local Nashville coachbuilder, gave them his specifications and this is the final product. Cash used this limousine up through 1977 when it was sold to another private owner prior to coming to the Burdick collection. It is finished in dark burgundy with a black vinyl roof. The interior is well appointed, with plush maroon velour seats include a pair of rear-facing occasional seats. An entertainment center is mounted to the center of the rear compartment and some of those components have been upgraded since Cash's ownership. All of the expected amenities are included such as air-conditioning and full power. A red phone in the passenger compartment connects to one up front so that the passenger can tell the driver where to go or if other special needs should arise. This special limousine is a one-of-a-kind vehicle for a one-of-a-kind performer. Since it has come to the Burdick Collection this car has been used on a semi-regular basis and today shows a little over 86,500 mile, which is from new. Unlike some custom coaches of this era, we could not find any sign of stress cracks and it appears it has never had any body damage. Take away the celebrity and this Rolls-Royce is an iconic and special piece. Add to that the legacy of Johnny Cash and the possibility of some of its passengers or what type of music might have been created while riding around in it could be quite exciting. Best of all, it is all from 1970 and wasn't put together one piece at a time.

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