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 2-tone Silver Sand over Walnut metallic and elegant tan fine-lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome biscuit tan Connolly hides, dark brown seat piping with coordinated darker tan carpets with reverse theme tan piping. The same carpet scheme carries through to the boot. Fitted to the car interior, are its factory original lambswool moutons in very fine condition. 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 is a very original unmolested example - right down to the factory Blaupunkt radio and Pioneer cassetre player - that has been beautifully maintained and presents in outstanding condition. This is a 2-owner Californian Rolls-Royce all its life so it is a "dry" car that has had a garaged environment. In fact for many years, she was kept in an aeroplane hanger as part of a vast private collection of exotic and classic cars. 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 has been fully work-shopped by us at Park-Ward. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes brake pumps, accumulators, replacement of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a startlingly low 25,300 and although this is not verifiable with documentation, there can be absolutely no question it is accurate (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). 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 little wear nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. 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 tan colour 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. 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 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 the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. Even the boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is in excellent condition.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID: CC-1619316
  • Price: $59,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone Silver Sand over Walnut
  • Interior Color:tan Connolly hides with drk brown accents
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:25300
  • Stock Number:SRK-037649
  • VIN:SRK-037649
Listed By:
Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013

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