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

Vehicle Description

This is a gorgeous presenting Silver Shadow sedan finished in Olive (Olive-green charcoal metallic) with rich burgundy Connolly hide interior highlighted with black piping on the seats and floor rugs. It has hand-painted burgundy fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings complemented accordingly. The combination is unusual but quite adorable, and quintessentially English. This car was a Southern state car most of its life but little is known of its history. It did sit for several years. When we received the car it was in good shape and certainly an above average example only needing minor cosmetic refurbishment. Mechanically, we went right thru her bringing all services major and minor up to date. The exterior of the car is straight and rust free with the underside clean and tidy. The paint is in excellent condition with the finish high in lustre and consistent all over. It was repainted (the same original Olive/grey) about some 15 years ago. The quality of the paint job is good and today only shows minor blemishes. Overall, the exterior presents beautifully with all chrome and glass in good condition. Inside door edges and jams are clean and tidy. The interior of the car is excellent if not stunning. The interior leather is entirely original Connolly and remains soft and supple. It is in spectacular condition showing justy the right amount of classic patina (and "patina" does NOT mean; rips, tears or cracks!) The leather finish displays the "toned hand-tanning" look that Rolls-Royce was doing for a limited time in the very early 70s. The leather is not just a burgundy colour; if you look closely, you will see a toned or "burnished" effect which gives the leather an antique look. It is a very traditional look and indeed very elegant. The interior is without any tears or unsightly wear marks. The headlining is some 10 years new and in excellent, if not perfect, condition. Door panels, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The car even sports its original Philips push-button radio. The light African burl walnut was also done by Park-Ward and displays in the traditional high gloss Rolls-Royce glass-like finish. There is some $4,500 invested in the refinished wood alone. This includes all 4 doors, dash, console, window surround and rear vanity mirrors. And, with the beauty of only the best of burl walnut, the grain in this Silver Shadow displays a very intense grain and colour. From rich yellow ochres to rich reds and browns. It is truly stunning and when I describe the condition as flawless, this is literal; "absolutely factory flawless condition" Mechanically the car is offered in very fine shape. All Park-Ward cars go thru an intensive reconditioning process at our in-house service facilities. This includes addressing all the hydraulics/braking system. All maintenance and services are brought up to date to include important expensive items - such as brake pumps, accumulators, calipers, pads and brake lines. The engine truly purrs and gear-change is smooth and quiet. The car is very spritely in power which is a good sign of a well cared for and good condition motor. The odometer reads 81,700 miles and although not verifiable, the car looks every bit a low mileage example ~ you would be forgiven to think it was 40,000 miles. Tyres are Michelin XH4 whitewalls with plenty of tread and present well. The tyres are not new and are perfectly fine for pottering around but if you intend to do some long range touring, you may wish to talk to us about fitting new tyres. The hubcaps are straight and the stainless steel shiny. A/C blows ice cold and the heater works well. Electricals are all serviced by Park-Ward so windows, seats and features & functions work as they should. All interior and exterior lighting has been checked with all bulbs and lamps operating correctly. This Silver Shadow very comfortably ranks as a 10-out-of-10 driver quality example. w

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1169316
  • Price:$44,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Olive green (metallic)
  • Interior Color:Burgundy
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:81700
  • Stock Number:SRX-07519
  • VIN:SRX-07519

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