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For Sale: 1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
in Carey, Illinois

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Park-Ward Motors
Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
888-717-7311
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Description
 
Rare and desirable Long Wheel Base (LWB) in stunning virtual concours condition.

This is a stunningly presenting, low mileage and excellent condition Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base (LWB) finished in the very regal combination of Ocean blue (metallic) with Dove grey Connolly hides and contrasting pale blue carpets. It has craftsman hand-painted fine lines to the waistlines and hubcap beauty trim rings finished in a matching light grey. The colour combination is rare and is very formal in its presentation.

The car has been in the hands of its original owner for most of its life having been caretaken in the last 10 years by a small car collector enthusiast who hardly used it and simply admired it. The cars was climate controlled housed and correctly storage commissioned. When we received the car, it was in very original condition and only showing modest signs of a Silver Shadow now due for restoration. Such a nice example that we decided to do a deserving restoration to her.

The exterior of the car was straight and totally rust free with the underside clean and tidy. Only for some light scratches and blemishes, a complete re-paint in the original factory colour was undertaken by the Park-Ward Motor Museum - she is now truly flawless without a single mark or blemish. A high-end job at a cost of some $17,000 it is entirely consistent in colour, finish and lustre - truly lovely - and the combination simply OUTSTANDING. The exterior of the car presents absolutely beautifully with all finishes, rubbers, glass, bright-work, hub-caps and the chrome in excellent condition. As part of the reconditioning process we removed all the bright-work and machined buffed every individual piece. This was followed by hand polishing and meticulous cleaning prior to re-fitment. It looks like new. Inside door edges and jams are incredibly clean and tidy without unsightly overspray or any signs of restoration.

The fine lines on the car were applied in the same manner as Rolls-Royce has always done to its cars for many years; a trained craftsmen with a good eye and steady hand. With only the best squirrel hair brush, the striping is applied entirely free-hand in one elegant stroke at a time. Even the lines on the hub-cap beauty rings are applied without guiding tools and relies only upon the eye and hand of the craftsman.

The Everflex vinyl top in black is its original fitment and is in amazing condition without any blemishes.

The interior of the car is all original and in excellent condition. The leather remains soft and supple and is the factory original Connolly hide leather. It is without any tears or unsightly wear marks and displays the original Connolly grain. A good indicator of a low mileage Silver Shadow that has been rarely used. Door panels, hood-lining, interior chrome-work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The carpets are the original Wilton pure wool. The dash pad and the rear parcel shelf are perfect.

The African burl walnut wood throughout was also redone by Park-Ward and is outstanding. This includes the dash, console, door cappings, vanity mirrors and windshield finishers. The finishing process involves no fewer than 25 individually applied coats of clear lacquer each hand-rubbed between coats to provide a glass like finish. The final product can only be best appreciated in real life. As a wonderful bonus, the wood sports a very detailed and intricate grain with a soft marbelling in the centre regions complemented by very intricate rich knotty burl at the outer areas. Such is the beauty of natural wood that Mother Nature can bring us something so beautiful and with the bonus that it is unique to this one Silver Shadow. Only Rolls-Royce can bring us such elegance.

The trunk presents clean and crisp like the rest of the car. Tyres are correct fitment whitewall Michelin MX4s in good condition. They are the correct 215/75/15 size.... READ MORE: visit www.parkwardmotors.com

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 11290
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$39,900
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Carey, IL
Zip
60013
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
50000

Year
1971

VIN
LRX11290

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Ocean blue

Interior Details

Color(s)
Dove grey leather

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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