This is a timeless symbol of elegance. The 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver
Shadow II is an icon of the upper class, and this example has the
right level of preserved opulence to make sure it upholds that
image to the fullest.
The color theme of this sedan is the kind sophisticated arrangement
that instantly reminds you why Rolls-Royce is the best. The light
blue paint has a hint of metallic to look nice in the sunshine. The
piano black on the roof is not the kind of color you'd see on a
typical two-tone, but once people view this combo, they'd wish it
was on their car, too. It also helps that the black coordinates
with the inner wheel color and deeply tinted windows for true
harmonized style. This is not a recent paint application, but its
comprehensive look and nice shine give it that old-money style you
want in a car like this. And this also retains Rolls-Royce's
handcrafted quality. The doors open and close with a precision that
has to be experienced to be believed, and the panel alignment is
the result of a coachbuilt experience. It's this kind of attention
to detail that makes a Rolls-Royce command respect everywhere it
goes, and it is still very present in this example today.
Open the door, and you're treated to sumptuous Connolly leather
seats. Color coordination is the key to a proper Rolls, and you see
that in how the upholstery goes with the door panels and carpeting.
There's are even plush floor mats done in a deeper blue, which adds
a splash of added of color without deviating from the theme. Luxury
also means plenty of features, including power windows, power front
seats, a later AM/FM/cassette stereo, and acres of real wood on the
doors and dash. The air conditioning has been converted to modern
R134a, and it's believed to only need a recharge to keep everyone
nice and cold again. This example really feels complete, right down
to the footrests for the rear passengers.
The 6.2-liter V8 under the hood is a staple of Rolls-Royce luxury.
The consignor believes this is the original motor for the car, and
that the low odometer reflects the total mileage. That would mean
averaging less than 750 miles annually, so it hasn't led the life
of the daily grind. The way the motor fires up readily and runs
like a true smooth Rolls also reaffirms the idea of proper care.
This V8 was engineered to always have power in reserve. In true
luxury fashion, it's not delivered like a muscle car, but instead
more like an express train. This is luxury for trips of all sizes
thanks to a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering,
four-wheel power disc brakes, and an exceptionally supple ride.
This is desire on wheels that also will always get the right kind
of attention. It's an irresistible upper-class classic you need to
get your hands on right now.