1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for Sale | ClassicCars.com | CC-1248615

For Sale: 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

A distinctly beautiful 2-owner Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base sedan in simply stunning condition inside and out. This is one of the last of the Silver Shadows. It can be confidently said that the 1974-76 year manufactured Silver Shadows were the best of the series as they incorporated all of the technological and design enhancements developed over the life of the model (1966-76). This one sporting "Shell Grey" (silver) with rich burgundy Connolly hide interior and matching floor rugs. The car is finished with hand-painted red fine-lines on the body waist-line and the hub-cap trim rings. The color is a stunning combination with the Silver presenting very regally against the rich and sumptuous burgundy interior. The matching carpets are a very formal touch and also carry thru to the trunk (boot). The body on the car is very straight and the paint is extremely nice. It was a Californian car for most of its life and then residing it Texas for the last 10 years. So she is very "dry & clean". It was professionally repainted some 20 years ago and because it was a high quality job, it presents today like a very well cared for original example. Other than the odd little chip and mark here and there, the paint is excellent. Entirely consistent, high in luster and no signs of any over-spray on any externally fitted part. Please understand, high metallic colours used by Rolls-Royce in the 70s did not "go the distance" and chemically broke down after 20 years to evidence loss of shine and fade. Silver was the biggest offender as it contained the most "metallic". All evidence shows this to be the only reason the car was repainted; never accident damaged and certainly no rust issues. A new factory correct Everflex top was recently fitted as the original unit had a split at the stitched seams. The new top was installed in the correct method and to Crewe standards. The interior of the car is in stunning condition with excellent condition original Connolly hide leather. The leather has never been replaced or repaired. The lines you may see in the photos are the "natural" creases in the leather - for some reason, they are accentuated in the photos whereas in real life the seats present with a welcoming patina that is just gorgeous. The leather is soft and supple. All the wood is in good condition with dash all original and the door cappings never having been redone. Other than some minor and only mildly noticeable hairline marks, it is wonderful. "Original wood finishes" in a Silver Shadow is rare to see these days and is a clear testament to its cosseted low mileage existence. The headlining is in nice condition without any of the "grubbiness" often seen on these wool headliners. The carpet is also excellent without a flaw. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich grained wood in this example combined with the regal burgundy interior makes it all very rich and inviting. **For the winning bidder, a set of genuine Rolls-Royce lambswool mouton rugs are available We recommend black or burgundy and we can arrange either. All interior feature and functions are fully operational including all electrics - seats, windows, gauges, clock etc. The A/C blows icy cold and heater working well. Everything is all so clean and crisp. It has its original Blaupunkt push button radio between the front seats and its factory installed Pioneer 8-track cassette in the centre console. The chrome and bright work is stunning without any pitting and the rubber around the car is good. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the presentation under the bonnet and under carriage clearly shows that. It has not been "done-up" for sale but maintained in original condition. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and tested, working well. Exhaust is good. The car has been fully work-shop inspected. The car comes with the correct jack, tools and operating manual. The car shows 45,000 miles and carries all the signs of this being accurat

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1248615
  • Price:$39,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Shell Grey (silver)
  • Interior Color:Burgundy Connolly hide leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:46000
  • Stock Number:LRE-022573
  • VIN:LRE-022573

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