This is one of the last of the Silver Shadows made. It can be
confidently said that the 1975-76 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 Champagne Yellow with
the very rare butternut yellow Connolly hide interior - with
chocolate seat piping. The floor rugs are a gold hue Wilton wool
with matching dark brown binding. The car is finished with
hand-painted chocolate fine-lines on the body waist-line and the
hub-cap trim rings. The color is a stunning combination with the
Champagne presenting as an almost ivory yellow under typical light
but then transforms into a deep ochre hue in lower light and at
night time, giving the car a very formal look. The butternut
leather finished off with the dark piping sets the interior off
perfectly. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition. Not only
has the car been subject to all the regular workshop processes
undertaken by the Park-Ward Motors Museum but being owned and
regularly driven by our most senior Rolls-Royce mechanic, she is in
absolutely tip-top shape. "Richard" has been a mechanic for some 40
years and has been with Park-Ward Motors since it was formed here
in the USA. His experience and knowledge of Silver Shadows expands
some 500 cars and there is not a thing he does not know about them.
Being his own personal weekender, Richard has done anything and
everything needed on this Silver Shadow. This is TRULY one of those
examples that could be driven across the United States tomorrow!
Everything from hydraulics, brakes, electricals, up to date
services and maintenance and all features and functions are in the
best shape. Everything on the car works as it should. The body on
the car is straight and the paint is very nice. It is was
professionally top-half repainted recently so it presents well.
Other than the odd chip and small blemish here and there as you
might expect, the paint presents beautifully. It is consistent,
high in luster and presents ideally as a excellent quality driver
example. (The "Silver Shadow II" boot badge was not fitted by us).
The interior of the car is lovely with its original Connolly hide
leather showing just the right amount of patina. Excellent
testament of it being a well maintained example. All the wood is in
excellent condition with the door cappings and centre console
having been redone not too long ago. The finish is deep in gloss,
very flat and smooth like glass. The headlining is very good and
the carpet excellent. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich
grained wood in this example combined with the regal yellow and
walnut browns of the leather and paint make the interior of this
car very rich and inviting. 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 also clean and crisp. The radio is after-market from
the 80s and we think it would suit having a period radio fitted.
Please enquire as to cost if you are so inclined to agree. The car
comes with the correct jack, tools and operating manual. This is a
high ranking driver example that needs nothing else doing. It makes
for a gorgeous "weekender" that you could take touring immediately.
It is very rare that we would recommend "driving a Rolls-Royce home
across many states" because we think buyers should exercise their
purchase gently in readiness. But, as this example is regularly
driven and maintained by an expert Rolls-Royce mechanic we
confidently say; "go for it!" Please take the time to look at the
photo link below to many additional photos where I have endeavored
to capture how pretty this car is. Please feel free to ask any and
all questions you may have as it is an as-is auction.