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For Sale: 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

A gorgeous three owner Silver Shadow sedan in simply stunning condition in every respect. This is one of the last of the Silver Shadows. It can be confidently said that the 1974-76 year manufactured Silver Shadows were the best of the series as they incorporated all of the technological and design enhancements developed over the life of the model (1966-76). This one is finished in "Shell Grey" (silver) with rich burgundy Connolly hide interior and matching floor rugs. The car is finished with hand-painted red fine-lines on the body waist-line and the hub-cap trim rings. The colour is a stunning combination with the Silver presenting very regally against the rich and sumptuous burgundy interior. The matching carpets are a very formal touch and also carry thru to the trunk (boot). The body on the car is very straight and the paint is extremely nice. It had been a southern state car for most of its life. It was professionally repainted some 10 years ago so it presents absolutely beautifully. Other than the odd little chip (very minor and mentioned out of clear disclosure only) the paint is excellent. Entirely consistent, high in lustre and no signs of any over-spray on any externally fitted part. Please understand, high metallic colours used by Rolls-Royce in the 70s did not "go the distance" and chemically broke down after 20 years to evidence loss of shine and fade. Silver was the biggest offender as it contained the most "metallic". All evidence shows this to be the only reason the car was repainted; never accident damaged and certainly no rust issues. When the car was repainted, it was with all windows out so these now all have new rubbers and gaskets to also include new secondary door seals (Silver Shadows tended to have wind-noise at high speed so Rolls-Royce developed a secondary seal to be fitted to the doors to eliminate this problem. All these new seals and gaskets alone are a $3,500 restoration cost. The interior of the car is in stunning condition with virtually perfect original Connolly hide leather. The leather has never been replaced. Excellent testament to its relatively low mileage (any lines you may see in the photos are the "natural" creases in the leather - for some reason, they are accentuated in the photos whereas in real life the seats present with a welcoming patina that is just gorgeous). The leather is soft and supple. All the wood is in excellent condition with dash all original and the door cappings never having been redone. Other than some minor and hardly noticeable hairline marks, it is flawless throughout. This is very rare for a Silver Shadow and is a clear testament to its cosseted low mileage existence. The headlining is in beautiful condition without any of the "grubbiness" often seen on these wool headliners. The carpet is also excellent without a flaw. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich grained wood in this example combined with the regal burgundy interior makes it all very rich and inviting. All interior feature and functions are fully operational including all electrics - seats, windows, gauges, clock etc. The A/C blows icy cold and heater working well. Everything is all so clean and crisp. It has a modern stereo fitted but if preferred we can reinstall an original push-button radio and factory installed 8-track cassette. The chrome and bright work is stunning without any pitting and the rubber around the car is good. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the presentation under the bonnet and under carriage clearly shows that. It has not been "done-up" for sale but maintained in original condition. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and tested, working well. Exhaust is good. The car has been fully work-shop inspected. The car comes with the correct jack, tools and operating manual. The car shows some 99,000 miles however, if I were to say it had done only 30,000 you would believe so. She is that good! The car comes with a 1" thi

Vehicle Details

  • 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID: CC-1580602
  • Price: $46,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1976
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Shell Grey (silver metallic)
  • Interior Color:Burgundy Connolly leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:99600
  • Stock Number:SRE-025009
  • VIN:SRE-025009
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