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

Vehicle Description

Here is a really stunning example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in Highland green metallic, beige Everflex top and elegant tan fine-lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome beige Connolly hides and matching carpets. The same theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Shadow II was the ultimate of the Shadow series with many engineering upgrades to include rack & pinion steering, revised suspension geometry for a surer ride, factory dual (quiet) exhaust, climate control air conditioning and a revised dash board lay-out. This example has the "rest-of-the-world" specification front colour coded air-dam fitted, factory front fog lamps and C pillar badges. The car also has OEM dual door exterior rear view mirrors fitted. This is a very original unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in outstanding condition. A Californian Rolls-Royce all its life so it is 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 Shadow II presented here was recently fully work-shopped by us at Park-Ward, on a true do-whatever-it-needs-basis. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes brake pumps, accumulators, valves, calipers, replacement of all brake hoses, hydraulic system flushed and reservoir cleaned and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 48,800 and although this is not verifiable with documentation, there can be no question it is accurate (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). The car actually looks like it has done only 20,000! 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. I cant stress enough, just how beautiful this Shadow II is. The interior is simply wonderful. The beige Vaumol Luxan hides by Connolly are in amazingly wonderful condition with only gentle wear with no fading, and true to its Connolly characteristics. They have NEVER been repaired or redyed; totally original. The leather really has been lovingly preserved and shows the correct amount of patina. For those of you who may not know, Vaumol Luxan grain was unique to Rolls-Royce. What you see is not only the beige leather but when these hides were tanned, the Luxan process involved hand-rubbing of a darker tone into the grain of the leather. This gives the leather a rich antique look so you can see the natural features right down to the individual pores. Somewhat like you see on a classical Chesterfield couch. (see close-up pic immediately below and the many leather photos in this listing and the photo link)The look is truly gorgeous. Some who do not know, might look at this and think the leather is worn or dirty. No! This is the way it is meant to be. If you like perfect one-colour leather, then I respectfully suggest you go buy yourself a new Lexus! And dare I add, if you cannot appreciate the attention to detail as seen with Vaumol Luxan grain by Connolly, that goes into a Rolls-Royce motor car, then perhaps a very original Rolls-Royce such is this one, is perhaps not for you. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood is completely factory original and in breathtakingly good condition. It is rare not see the wood cracked and peeling so for these to be original only proves its low mileage and cosseted life-style. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The grain and pattern with deep, rich knots makes it one of the most beautiful for Rolls-Royce. Absolutely stunning! The head lining is original and in perfect condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition. Likewise is

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID:CC-1511546
  • Price:$49,900
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Highland Green (metallic)
  • Interior Color:Beige Connolly hides
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:46600
  • Stock Number:SRK-035885
  • VIN:SRK-035885

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Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013
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