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For Sale: 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

A gorgeous two owner Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB") sedan in simply stunning condition in every respect. 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 is finished in 2-tone Seychelles blue (deep blue) over Carribean blue (both metallics) and accentuated by hand-painted fine-lines on the body waist-line and the hub-cap trim rings in white. This all coordinates very handsomely with navy blue Connolly hide leather interior with a light corn-flower blue seat piping and Wilton wool floor rugs in matching navy blue. The whole ensemble is truly very rich and inviting. The navy blue carpeting continues thru to the trunk (boot). The body on the car is very straight and the paint is extremely nice. It has been a Californian car most of its life and then east coast for the last 5 or so years, so completely rust free and very clean underneath. The top-half of the car - the Seychelles Blue - was repainted at some point of the car's life (I am guessing about 10 years ago) and presents very beautifully. Entirely consistent, perfect match to original and deep in lustre and shine. The paint presents very well indeed, albeit with a few little nicks and minor blemishes which are barely noticeable but mentioned out of clear disclosure. The Everflex top is its original fitment and is in very good condition. This is good testament to the car's cosseted life as these Eveflex tops do tend to degrade with splits and cracks with the age of the car. This one has none of that. The interior of the car is in stunning condition with virtually perfect Connolly hide leather. The leather has only been lightly re-connolised by us but nothing replaced or needing repaired. Excellent testament to its relatively low mileage (any 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 interior wood is in excellent condition with the dash and door cappings all original and never having been redone. Other than some minor seat belt buckle chips in the driver's door and some barely noticeable hairlines in some parts of the dash lacquer, it is excellent. The rear door cappings show no signs of imperfections whatsoever. This is very rare for a Silver Shadow and is another clear testament to its well cared, for low mileage existence. The headlining is in beautiful condition without any of the "grubbiness" often seen on these wool headliners. There is a slight mark on the right rear C pillar near the top of the seat squab. 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 dramatic navy blue makes it all very rich and inviting. **For the winning bidder, a set of genuine Rolls-Royce lambswool mouton rugs are available at additional cost. We recommend navy blue as the most suitable colour fitment. 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 push-button radio and Pioneer 8-track fitted. 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. Take a close look at the engine bay photos and one could be excused to think this was a 5 year old example. It has not been "done-up" for sale but correctly maintained in original condition. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and tested, working well.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1382692
  • Price:$39,900
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1975
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone Seychelles Blue over Carribean blue
  • Interior Color:Dark blue Connolly leather with light blue piping
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:62000
  • Stock Number:LRD-020887
  • VIN:LRD-020887