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

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Vehicle Description

This is a stunning presenting Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB") sedan finished in burgundy with a black Everflex vinyl top. It has hand-painted fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings finished in contrasting light gold. The interior is finished in ebony Connolly leather hides. The burgundy and black combination is very elegant and classic for a Rolls-Royce. Certainly it is a hallmark of the era. The long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow is easily identified by the small rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4" longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space. This car was owned by an elderly gentleman for many years and everything about it shows utter pride of ownership and care. The car comes with a file of receipts and a plethora of ownership information. Make no mistake, this Silver Shadow is quasi show class. The exterior of the car is laser straight and rust free with the underside clean and tidy. The paint is in superb condition having been repainted in its original colour some 10 years ago. The finish is of an exemplary standard and I would suggest it cost upwards of $20,000. Perfectly flat finish, professionally done to perfection and with a deep and consistent luster all over. So well looked after, the car is virtually chip and blemish free. Overall, the exterior presents beautifully with all chrome and glass in excellent condition. Inside door edges and jams are clean and tidy. The black Everflex top is original and also in excellent condition. The outside of the car presents to true Rolls-Royce standards. The interior of the car is also excellent. The leather is entirely original Connolly from factory and in beautiful condition. It displays the right amount of patina that we look for yet without a single tear, crack or unsightly blemish. It remains soft and supple without issues. (Any lines you see in the pictures are normal "grain" lines and seem to be accentuated in the photos compared to real-life - there are no cracks!). The headliner is new and correct English broad cloth wool in the factory original colour. It is beautiful and being completely near new is without a single mark. Door panels, dash panel, rear parcel shelf, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The light African burl walnut throughout is also original and yet remains in incredible condition. With only the very slightest mark in the clear coat on one part of the dash and some tiny, tiny points on the driver door, you would be forgiven to think it was redone only a few years ago. All the wood retains its glass-like finish. This includes all 4 doors, dash, console, rear vanity mirrors, rear window surround and dash forward finisher. And, with the beauty of only the best of burl walnut, the grain in this Silver Shadow displays a very warm grain and colour. It is truly stunning. The interior carpets are excellent with a full set of lambswool moutons to front and rear. The trunk carpet is excellent with the correct jack and tools in place (not included at time of photos, sorry). Tyres are Michelin MX4, 225/75/15s, with the hubcaps straight and the stainless steel shiny. Mechanically the car is in fantastic shape. Just a look under the hood says everything about its maintenance and the penchant for originality. It has been recently thoroughly work-shopped by Park-Ward with all the hydraulics/braking system serviced and working well. The car has been well maintained over the years with the more typical items - such as hydraulics and brakes by example - having been done. The engine truly purrs and gear-change is smooth and quiet. The odometer reads 51,700 miles and although not verifiable, the car looks every bit a low mileage example and we believe it! This Silver Shadow LWB very comfortably ranks as a 10-out-of-10 driver quality example and would sit comfortably at any Rolls-Royce show of

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1070625
  • Price:$42,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1971
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Burgundy
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:55700
  • Stock Number:LRX-9165
  • VIN:LRX-9165

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