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For Sale: 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
in Charlotte, North Carolina

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Streetside Classic Cars
Streetside Classic Cars
5400 W WT Harris Blvd
Charlotte, NC 28269
888-721-8492
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Description
 
Things of quality have no fear of time. That ideally sums up this 1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II, which is the archetypal Rolls-Royce thats recognized the world over and despite being 35 years old, it looks just as impressive today as it surely did when it was new. For a Rolls, the two-tone silver-over-green paint is pretty flashy but not uncommon back in the disco era. Given how spectacular it looks, its either a testament to the quality of the factory paint or an impressive respray that duplicates the hand-rubbed look of the original lacquer. This is a really big car, but the proportions, and especially that two-tone look, mask its mass and reduce it merely to imposing. Bright chrome, including the German silver radiator shell, adds flash to the car everywhere you look, but none of it is misplaced or inelegant, accentuating the look the way diamond earrings enhance a beautiful woman. The doors fit with a precision that you probably havent experienced before and it almost seems redundant to mention that the gaps are straight and tight. While neglected Silver Shadows can be a horrific nightmare to put right, this one shows decades of loving care in every single component. The great thing about the Connolly leather inside this Roller is that it only gets better with age. Softer and more plus than ordinary automotive leather, the tan seats with contrasting piping have a warm, inviting look that does nothing to diminish the interiors elegance. A dark green dashboard with real walnut panels echoes the two-tone look of the bodywork and the Wilton wool carpets are so sinfully plush that youll feel uncomfortable putting your shoes on them. Theres a lot of room for everyone, and the driver is treated to a fairly comprehensive array of Jaeger instruments and switchgear that feels heavy and substantial. Of course, you shouldnt be surprised to learn that everything was standard equipment, including ice cold A/C, an AM/FM/cassette/8-track stereo system, as well as power windows, locks, and seats. The boot (thats a trunk to us Yanks) is also beautifully finished with matching carpets piped in green leather. Overall preservation is impressive and once again, it surely looks as if someone has adored this car from day one. The big 6.75-litre V8 can trace its history back to the early 1960s, but even today a version of it is still in use in turbocharged Bentleys, so it must have a lot going for it. The under-hood area looks insanely complex, but in truth the hardware is quite reliable if its properly maintained. Every single component was obviously designed to eliminate noise and vibration, regardless of cost or complexity, which is a big part of the Rollers appeal: luxury for luxurys sake. The A/C system was converted to R134a refrigerant so it works properly and as youd expect, accoutrements like power steering and 4-wheel disc brakes were standard equipment. The chassis looks stout enough to support a railroad trestle and includes a pleasant-sounding dual exhaust system thats muted, yet powerful. Chrome hubcaps and 235/70/15 BFGoodrich Silvertown wide whitewall radials add to the cars flash, but if youre driving a Rolls-Royce, youre not really trying to keep a low profile, now are you? Every bit as elegant and ostentatious as youve always heard, this Silver Shadow represents an iconic luxury car with few peers and available for pennies on the dollar compared to when it was new. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Charlotte showroom. For more information, please call (704) 598-2130 or toll free (866) 542-8392.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 2561-CHA
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
$15,995
Vehicle Location


Country
United States
 
City, State
Charlotte, NC
Zip
28269
Vehicle Basics

Odometer Reading
99847

Year
1978

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Green

Interior Details

Color(s)
Tan

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Automatic

 
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