ere is a really fine and original example of a Silver Wraith II.
Finished in much sought-after Masons black with blood red fine
lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome rich St. James
red Connolly hides and matching Wilton carpets. The same rich
burgundy theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Wraith II is
the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily
identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard
fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4" longer in the rear door. This
provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space. This is an
unmolested example that has been conscientiously maintained and
presents in very beautiful and excellent condition. She is
primarily all original to include her factory fitment Blaupunkt
push-button radio and Pioneer 8-track. This was originally a Texan
car and then Florida for the rest of the time, so a "dry" car that
has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from
the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has
always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its
original manual. The exterior of this Silver Wraith II is simply
amazing. The body is super straight and the paint is in absolutely
stunning presentation showing with a very deep shine and lustre.
The car was repainted some 5 years ago and was a high quality job
($25,000). The finish is glass-like, deep in gloss and entirely
consistent. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very
straight and true. The paint presents absolutely beautifully and
pretty much without any mark or chip. She is indeed of show quality
and exceeds Rolls-Royce factory standard. There is certainly
nothing to do but maintain it with a good polish and wax from
time-to-time. The waist-rails are beautifully enhanced with
hand-painted fine lines in deep red. The Everflex top is its
original fitment and in very fine condition. The interior is
excellent. The leather is in very nice original condition with no
cracks, tears nor fading and very supple and soft - true to its
Connolly characteristics. It has been lightly reconnolised at some
stage but done extremely well and in a way to keep its original
patina. Any of the "lines" you see in the leather are for some
reason accentuated in the photos and are far more subtle in
real-life. These are just the natural creases Connolly hides
develop with gentle use. You will see more of these "crease lines"
on the driver seat but overall the leather is lovingly preserved.
The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the dash,
door cappings and console were redone by the previous owner and are
very close to "factory standard". This is an expensive process to
do, typically costing in the range of $3-4,000. This particular
example has a very rich grain with heavy knots with deep ochres and
browns that simply look stunning. The head lining is original and
in good condition. The original carpets are in good condition.
Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. The boot
(trunk) carpet with the burgundy- red finish is in excellent
condition. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been recently
work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important
costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully
inspected and serviced as required. This included brake pumps,
accumulators, calipers, all brake hoses and then final system
pressure tested and bled. Subject to our "Predelivery
Commissioning" process, it is ready to drive and enjoy. The
odometer shows a low 48,000 and although this is not verifiable,
the mileage is commensurate with the condition. 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 tyres are Toyo 235/75-15 whitewalls in good
condition with plenty of tread. The hubcaps are excellent with no
major imperfections in the stainless. All remaining bright-work
1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Interior Color:St. James Red Connolly hies
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