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For Sale: 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

This is a gorgeous presenting Silver Shadow sedan finished in rarely seen 2-tone Scots Pine over Larch Green. There would only be a few such cars in this colour combination in the USA. It has hand-painted gold fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings. The interior is finished in light tan Connolly leather with contrasting light green Wilton wool carpets and matching mouton overlays. The entire combination is stunningly gorgeous. The most amazing thing about this Silver Shadow is she is entirely factory original in every respect. 100% original factory paint - not a single body panel repainted since she left the factory. This is almost unbelievable as almost all Silver Shadows have had to be repainted at least once since new. Even more amazing for a metallic colour which rarely "makes the distance" after 50 odd years. And yet, the paint finish remains shiny and lustrous. Even the gold hand-painted fine lines are original! The car, of course, has marks and blemishes as you would surely expect including the infamous lead-wiping marks as seen on all Silver Shadows, most notable at the base of the "A" pillars and the sides of the "C" pillars. Because the car is all original we would prefer not suggest repainting these areas. Notwithstanding, and I reassure, the paint presents with a beautiful shine and lustre. And, it doesn't stop there. The entire interior is also original. The light tan Vaumol hides, unique to Connolly and Rolls-Royce of the era is entirely factory original. It is important to understand that Vaumol was a special hide developed by Connolly whereby it is originally coloured and then (still in hide form) a dark burnisher rubbed into the leather facing so that the natural pores and creases of the leather absorb the darker colour. The end result is an exquisite antique looking leather that highlights the natural finish. In some ways a bit like an old Chesterfield couch. Please take a look at the close up photos below and in the link. It is unfortunate Connolly ceased this process in the mid-eighties as some new car buyers did not realise this was what the leather was supposed to look like. Disappointingly, some people (even today) think the leather is grubby or dirty. It is not! This is the way it is SUPPOSED to look. (If you do not like this look and you like perfect "Lexus-like" leather, please do not ask us to redye as we will politely decline). The leather on this example is perfectly patina'd and rest assured, is supple soft! The rest of the interior is equally beautiful. Excellent head-liner with carpets like new including those in the boot. Look at the photos of underneath the boot carpet and you will appreciate just how clean this car is. The African burl walnut wood throughout the interior is excellent. There are some minor fracture lines in the clear finish but these are indeed minor and only mentioned out of clear disclosure. There is no peeling of the clear-coat and as such, there is no need whatsoever to refinish. And, with the beauty of only the best of burl walnut, the grain in this Silver Shadow displays a very intense grain and colour. From rich yellow ochres to rich reds and browns. It is truly stunning. Door panels, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The car has its factory original push-button radio and Automobile 8-track. The car has had 3 owners since new and has been a meticulously maintained example. One of these owners, I am very proud to say, was me in 2006. Of course, all cars sold by Park-Ward Motors undergo our Predelivery Commissioning process and so the car is guaranteed to have every major and minor service done with all features and functions in full operational condition upon delivery. The car is entirely rust and scale free. Please make no mistake, this is an Investment Grade Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that would be amongst the top 10-20% of early Silver Shadows available on the market. It best sui

Vehicle Details

  • 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID: CC-1580995
  • Price: $46,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone Scots Pine over Larch Green (metallic)
  • Interior Color:Beige Connolly leather with green carpets
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:45500
  • Stock Number:SRB-017508
  • VIN:SRB-017508
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