For Sale: 1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

$59,000

Vehicle Description

This is a spectacular and beautiful condition Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB") with factory division. Finished in the very quintessential combination of Astrakhan (non-metallic sable) with beige Connolly hides in the front section and English cloth in the rear. It has craftsman hand-painted fine lines to the waistlines finished in a highlighting gold. The colour combination and the cloth interior in the rear is rare and is very formal in its presentation. Rolls-Royce made only a very limited number of "limousine" division cars and on special order. Less than 500 out of some 35,000 Silver Shadows built. The divisions were only fitted on Long Wheel Base cars providing electrically operated privacy glass between the front and rear compartment with a separate radio and entirely autonomous air conditioning system mounted in the boot that provided overwhelming climate control for its special VIP rear seat passengers. The division system includes a unique piece of burl walnut wood that traverses the width of the division and surrounds the radio and control section. The glass division can be operated independently by the driver or the rear seat passengers. The car has been in the hands of the right owners most of its life having been caretaken in more recent years by a small car collector enthusiast who hardly used it and simply admired it. It was acquired from his estate. The car has undergone considerable maintenance and when we received the car, it needed little more than an up to date service and attention to minor issues. It was/is in otherwise excellent condition with considerable money spent on recent maintenance of its hydraulics, brakes and general mechanicals. The exterior of the car is predominantly original, very straight, clean and dent/ding free. There is not a spot of rust on the car nor its underside. The Everflex top appears to have been replaced sometime in the last few years and in 100% factory presentation. The paint 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, gaskets, glass, bright-work, lenses, hub-caps and the chrome in excellent condition. The fine lines on the car had been polished thru over the years so were reapplied in the same manner as Rolls-Royce did so to all 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. The interior of the car presents beautifully, and shows in amazing condition. This car has the very rare combination of leather in the front section and English cloth in the rear. This was a special factory option carrying over from the days when leather was considered practical for functional purposes and cloth for luxury and comfort. The Connolly leather in the front was redone some 8 years ago and the craftmanship is impeccable. The choice of correct leather and stitching is entirely factory correct. Of course, it now presents without any unsightly wear marks nor tears and displays very clean ~ and super supple. The rear English cloth is like brand new and very cosseting to sit in. The headliner was also redone and in correct broad-cloth wool imported from the UK and is literally brand new in presentation. The African burl walnut wood is in excellent presentation with the door cappings having also been redone at a cost of some $2,000. The dash and console are original. Read more: www.park-ward.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1057754
  • Price:$59,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Astrakhan
  • Interior Color:beige leather and cloth
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:69500
  • Stock Number:LRX-06731
  • VIN:LRX-06731