This is a spectacular and beautiful condition Silver Shadow Long
Wheel Base ("LWB") with factory division. Finished in the very
quintessential combination of Astrakhan (non-metallic sable) with
beige Connolly hides in the front section and English cloth in the
rear. It has craftsman hand-painted fine lines to the waistlines
finished in a highlighting gold. The colour combination and the
cloth interior in the rear is rare and is very formal in its
presentation. Rolls-Royce made only a very limited number of
"limousine" division cars and on special order. Less than 500 out
of some 35,000 Silver Shadows built. The divisions were only fitted
on Long Wheel Base cars providing electrically operated privacy
glass between the front and rear compartment with a separate radio
and entirely autonomous air conditioning system mounted in the boot
that provided overwhelming climate control for its special VIP rear
seat passengers. The division system includes a unique piece of
burl walnut wood that traverses the width of the division and
surrounds the radio and control section. The glass division can be
operated independently by the driver or the rear seat passengers.
The car has been in the hands of the right owners most of its life
having been caretaken in more recent years by a small car collector
enthusiast who hardly used it and simply admired it. It was
acquired from his estate. The car has undergone considerable
maintenance and when we received the car, it needed little more
than an up to date service and attention to minor issues. It was/is
in otherwise excellent condition with considerable money spent on
recent maintenance of its hydraulics, brakes and general
mechanicals. The exterior of the car is predominantly original,
very straight, clean and dent/ding free. There is not a spot of
rust on the car nor its underside. The Everflex top appears to have
been replaced sometime in the last few years and in 100% factory
presentation. The paint is entirely consistent in colour, finish
and lustre - truly lovely - and the combination simply OUTSTANDING.
The exterior of the car presents absolutely beautifully with all
finishes, rubbers, gaskets, glass, bright-work, lenses, hub-caps
and the chrome in excellent condition. The fine lines on the car
had been polished thru over the years so were reapplied in the same
manner as Rolls-Royce did so to all its cars for many years; a
trained craftsmen with a good eye and steady hand. With only the
best squirrel hair brush the striping is applied entirely free-hand
in one elegant stroke at a time. The interior of the car presents
beautifully, and shows in amazing condition. This car has the very
rare combination of leather in the front section and English cloth
in the rear. This was a special factory option carrying over from
the days when leather was considered practical for functional
purposes and cloth for luxury and comfort. The Connolly leather in
the front was redone some 8 years ago and the craftmanship is
impeccable. The choice of correct leather and stitching is entirely
factory correct. Of course, it now presents without any unsightly
wear marks nor tears and displays very clean ~ and super supple.
The rear English cloth is like brand new and very cosseting to sit
in. The headliner was also redone and in correct broad-cloth wool
imported from the UK and is literally brand new in presentation.
The African burl walnut wood is in excellent presentation with the
door cappings having also been redone at a cost of some $2,000. The
dash and console are original. Read more: www.park-ward.com
1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Interior Color:beige leather and cloth
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