This is a beautifully preserved and multiple award winning 1978
Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II saloon that is mechanically excellent.
With only two owners from new and having accumulated a mere 44,000
miles, this is certainly one of the nicest preserved examples
extant. This Silver Shadow earned its First Place in the Concours
competition at the 2019 RROC Annual Meeting in Detroit as well as
the Cal West Award at the 2021 RROC Annual Meeting winning the
highest scoring Silver Shadow considering mileage. This Shadow was
ordered new on Halloween of 1977 and was delivered on September 29,
1978 to Keith O'Rourke of Lenexa, KS through the Mark Motors, Inc.
dealership in Overland Park, KS. Mr. O'Rourke enjoyed the Silver
Shadow until 2015 at which time it had accumulated 38,472 miles.
It's present owner, Mr. Ralph Curzon, is a longtime RROC board
member and master mechanic. Mr. Curzon has shown the Shadow at two
RROC Annual Meetings and it earned a First Place in Detroit in 2019
and the Cal West Award in 2021. The Shadow presently has 44,000
miles and is all original and gorgeous. The livery is Champagne
(150-9546) with red and dark brown coachstripes. The paint is all
original and in beautiful condition with excellent shine and
luster. There are a few small areas where there is the normal
cracking associated with the leaded seams. We show these areas in
detail in the photo gallery. The stainless steel and chrome are in
excellent condition. The interior is also all original in its Tan
Leather (VM846) and in excellent overall condition for its age and
mileage. The leather is soft and supple and shows minimal wear.
There are some areas of patina, especially on the drivers seat.
These are shown in detail in the photo gallery. This Shadow was
special ordered with extra leather applied to the top roll, knee
roll and center console. The original wood dash also looks very
nice with only very minor cracking. The Deep Fawn carpet is in
excellent condition and original matching mouton sheepskin overlays
are as-new. The Blaupunkt AM/FM stereo with the separate 8-track
player still reside in the dash. All accessories and instruments
work as they should. The engine compartment is beautifully detailed
and correct. All systems and components work well and all the major
systems have been fully rebuilt, including the steering rack,
hydraulic systems, carburetors, suspension, brakes, etc. This
Shadow drives beautifully as only a well maintained low-mileage
example would. This Shadow is complete with a large history file,
its complete original owners manuals, tools, jack and spare. For
more information and details, please call, text or email Tina Smith
at 1 (602) 730-1244 or [email protected]
This Rolls is
available for viewing with its owner in Independence, Missouri.