For Sale: 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Here is a really fine and super stunning example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in rare Cardinal Red (metallic burgundy) over Garnet (a non-metallic rich plum colour) with tan fine lines to the waist-rails and beauty rings. A very stunning colour combination not often seen here in the US. The interior has handsome beige Connolly hides with rich burgundy piping and edging. The Wilton wool carpets match accordingly with burgundy piping. The same beige/burgundy theme carries through to the boot. This Shadow II has the rare option of an electrically operated sun-roof that was fitted when the car was about 10 years old. An extremely well-done installation that would have cost considerable money at the time. The car also has an ROW ("Rest Of World") specification front air dam and optional dual (both front door) exterior rear view mirrors. This is a beautiful Californian-all-its-life example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. This west coast car is very "dry" and has lived a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. In only recent years has she resided in South Carolina; always been incredibly well maintained and serviced without compromise. The Silver Shadow II presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. The car is being offered with every major and minor service done. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully up to date on their services as required. This includes overhauling of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. Once delivered to the new owner, it only wants to be driven and enjoyed. The odometer shows a low 63,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition under the bonnet, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical "thumps" and "rattles" typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. The interior is in excellent shape if not to be described as simply stunning. The beige leather is in excellent condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is to die for. All having been done by Park-Ward to include the dash, centre dash-console, door cappings and vanity mirrors at a cost of some $3,500. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The rich, dark, heavy earthy grains and pattern, particularly on the dash, presents strikingly. The head lining and rear parcel shelf is brand new broad cloth wool from the UK and simply stunning to factory standards. It was only redone because of some light fraying near the sun-roof opening. The carpets with leather binding are also present incredibly well. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in equally good condition. The body on this Shadow II is very straight and the paint is shiny and very lustrous having undergone a full repaint some 10 years ago at a cost of in excess of $25,000. All in her original colours of Cardinal red over Garnet, she is simply gorgeous. The quality of paint and finish far exceeds that of factory standard. It is entirely consistent, glass-like flat and deep in gloss. There may be some very small and very insignificant marks but very minor indeed. Certainly nothing objectionable and simply pointed out for clear disclosure. Rest assured the paint presents very well as you can see in the photos. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. Windshield and backlight gasket rubbers are new with va

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID:CC-1487180
  • Price:$59,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Cardinal red (metallic) over Garnet (non-metallic)
  • Interior Color:Beige Connolly hides with burgundy accents
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63500
  • Stock Number:SRK-036832
  • VIN:SRK-036832

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
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