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For Sale: 1977 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
 
What can you say about this stunning combination Silver Shadow II finished in Old Ivory over with hand-painted fine lines to the waist lines and the hubcap beauty rings. The Connolly interior is finished in rich burgundy with Magnolia matching piping. The interior makes for a striking combination with the exterior. This Silver Shadow II sports the very rare sun-roof option. These were special order only when the cars were new and were an astronomical $10,000 per unit! This example was a Californian car most of its life and then resided in sunny Texas for the last few years. This Shadow II is a January 1977 production car with the serial number 30130, making it about the 70th Silver Shadow II off the production line (out of some 8,500 built). It is primarily an original presenting Silver Shadow II that was recently lightly restored by the Park-Ward Motor Museum - a nation-wide leader in Rolls-Royce restoration with over 30 years Rolls-Royce and Bentley experience. This Shadow II is very straight with the paint in overall nice presentation. The paint is actually mostly original which is quite rare for these cars considering the paint on these would rarely go the distance. It is overall shiny and consistent so it presents well, but it is not perfect and there are signs of age to include light crazing, chips, blemishes and signature cracking in the lead-wiping areas of the car (Rolls-Royce used a process known as lead-wiping in which lead was used to join body panels as opposed to bondo. It was a true craftsmen process - lost in modern car manufacturing methods. With this art, came issues of the lead expanding and contracting at a different rate to the steel and aluminum on the car causing certain places of the overlying paint to stress crack. Literally, every Silver Shadow ever made now displays this symptom). So please do not expect perfection from a show car point of view but it is otherwise very nice for driver use. Unless you were specifically looking for the imperfections, you would not pick them. The UPSIDE is that the body is entirely original, accident and dent free with no rust whatsoever. The fine lines were recently re-painted by hand because the original lines were showing wear thru from years of polishing (this confirms originality!). Carried out by a craftsman of the art, these were done on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings in accordance with Rolls-Royce factory methods. The burl walnut wood finishes are entirely original and have NEVER been redone. They are very nice. This is also very rare to see on a Rolls-Royce of this vintage as the RR finish was a very thick and deep lacquer which in mostly all cases, cracks and peels off after many years of seasonal temperature change. For this car to sport its original wood can only mean that it has been homed and/or stored under constant temperature which very clearly supports its West coast USA up-bringing. The wood in this car is the Milanese burl walnut finish option and thanks to the grace of Mother Nature, the grain of the burl is very rich and intense, beautifully deep and inviting. The Connolly leather is in excellent condition throughout without any notable marks or blemishes. It is finished in rich burgundy which was often referred to by UK-based Rolls-Royce dealers as House of Lords red (after the English parliamentary house which famously uses this rich burgundy leather). The carpets are a solid burgundy. The leather was recently re-Connollised (a detailed hand-finish process which ensures an original finish and presentation) and as you can see in the photographs presents stunningly. I think it is difficult not to describe the interior as anything less than striking! Please have a look at the photo link of the many close-ups of the leather. The dash is good with no leather pulling around the vents and the rear parcel shelf is as new. READ MORE: go to www.parkwardmotors.com

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 30130
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$33,950
Vehicle Location


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

Odometer Reading
72000

Year
1977

VIN
SRF-030130

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Old Ivory

Interior Details

Color(s)
St James Red leather (burgundy

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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