This 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II has a hand-crafted robust
quality everywhere you look. And rolling opulence also means not
skipping all the best luxury features, like air conditioning and
one of the smoothest rides you'll ever experience. So as you look
over the whole well-preserved nature of this sedan, you see that
it's all about announcing the upper class has arrived... we'll even
promise to keep the secret of how affordable it really is.
The impressiveness of this particular car starts with its history.
It has been under the care of the same owner for over 35 years. The
low odometer is even believed to reflect the full actual mileage.
So you can understand that averaging only about 450 miles annually
means this one only left the garage for special occasions. And when
it does go out, it certainly causes a stir. The Claret Red paint is
one of the boldest colors you could get from Rolls-Royce, and so
that means it's both vivid and dignified. It has the right look of
originality where you can see that there has been proper care in
maintaining a good shine. This is the one company that has always
wanted to deliver the coach-built experience, and so they pay
careful attention to the body. That's why the lines still look
terrific today. The angular hood sets your attention to the Spirit
of Ecstasy mascot; the rear fenders have a crisply pointed look;
and the tan pinstripe is almost like an unbroken line that runs the
full profile of the car. It's a total package that reminds you
elegance came as standard, right down to the factory wheel covers
that have a color-match insert for the paint and pinstriping.
The craftsmanship continues inside. Rolls-Royce has hand-rubbed
wood surfaces and individually stitched leather seats from the
finest cowhides. So it's a true treat to have this so original and
preserved over 40 years later. It's a testament to both the good
care of this sedan and how true quality endures. True luxury also
means letting someone or something do the work for you. That's why
there are power windows and power front seats. The air conditioning
is blowing nice and cold, so you always arrive looking comfortable.
Plus, this has terrific vintage touches in this well-preserved
interior to impress classic car fans. One example is how the Silver
Shadow II has an improved interior layout factory Blaupunkt AM/FM
radio but to add a cassette player (cutting edge for 1979) it
needed to be lower in the dash. And because a car like this is made
to be shared with the right family and friends (and chauffeur) the
rear is also treated to true luxury comfort with supple seating, a
fold-down armrest, and plenty of legroom.
The 6.75-liter V8 under the hood is a staple of Rolls-Royce luxury,
and this has the crisp look of a well-maintained package. The motor
was engineered to always have power in reserve, and fuel injection
means steadfast luxury. It was built for an easy trip near or far
thanks to a three-speed automatic transmission, cruise control,
supple ride of the fully independent hydro-pneumatic suspension.
The Silver Shadow II is known for the better handling of the power
rack & pinion steering, and it stays sure-footed with four-wheel
power disc brakes.
The sale comes complete with the owner's manual and service
manuals. This is an exceptionally well-preserved example of the
luxury you always wanted. So if you understand timeless elegance,
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Exterior Color:Claret Red
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