This is a very fine Silver Shadow II finished in 2-tone Pewter
(metallic) over Brewster green (non-metallic) with dark green
fine-lines to the waistlines. The interior is finished in very rare
and striking "House of Commons" green Connolly hide leather with
matching carpets and dash. This totally original and factory
combination is rarely seen on Shadow IIs and is handsomely
striking. The combination ties in very well with the exterior
colour scheme. This is a very clean and original Texan example its
whole life that was well cared for by its 2 previous mature owners.
It is totally original in presentation with no modifications. It
does have an Alpine stereo system fitted in the mid 80s in addition
to its factory Pioneer tape deck in its original position. A nice
genuine touch. The body on this Shadow II is very straight and the
paint is shiny and lustrous. The car appears to be mostly original
with only the lower Brewster green having been repainted recently.
When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and
true and the paint is pretty much perfect. The top half paint
presents well, as clearly depicted in the photos, but does have
minor little marks here and there and slight fade but very minimal
(only mentioned out of clear disclosure) in some areas and totally
within what one would expect for being 43 years old. The very fact
the top half is original just confirms the cosseted life the car
has had. Normally, for Silver Shadow, metallic paints are "done"
well before this. It does have the Rolls-Royce signature stressing
at the base of the A & C pillars, but these are quite minimal and
overall is otherwise in amazing condition given the age of the
paint finish. Certainly, it needs nothing other than a wax from
time to time. Being a Texan car, the underside is entirely rust
free and very clean. Overall, the car is minor on blemishes and
marks so presents well - well above average for a Rolls-Royce of
this age. As a daily driver, the paint presents as a 9 out-of-10.
The rich green interior presents stunningly, very clean and fresh
with the leather in an excellent state. Importantly, and rare to
see today, the Connolly hides have NEVER been re-dyed. This is
something quite unique as usually the leather after this many years
becomes soiled and begins to crack. This is the best testament for
the car being a low-mileage and well-cared for example. The leather
is not only "clean" but remains supple with the perfect amount of
gentle patina. The dramatic green is stunning but I guess you need
to like green - I happen to love it! The wood on this Shadow II is
also all original. A couple of minor hair-line fractures in the
door cappings are quite welcomed with the knowledge that the finish
is totally factory original. Further testament of a well-kept
example. The dash is very nice also. The wood otherwise presents
quite well; not perfect, but very nice! Further bonuses include;
rear parcel shelf in excellent condition and very clean broad-cloth
headlining in the rare sage green - only ever used with green
interior (otherwise normally beige or grey). The signature Wilton
wool carpets are in excellent shape. The factory supplied mouton
overlay rugs are a great touch and are in good condition. The rich
green carpeting theme carries through to the trunk and is in great
condition, bar a couple of small marks near the battery compartment
on the left. All features, gauges, instruments and electrics work
well. All interior lights and dash lights are all fully working.
Heater and air-conditioning are fully functional. These are all
thoroughly gone thru by Park-Ward. For example, we service all the
windows to ensure smooth and swift up and down movement (windows
often get very slow on Silver Shadows). Mechanically, the car is
subject to the 40 year service and restoration experience of the
Park-Ward Motor Museum's private workshop and trained RR mechanics
and craftsmen. Like every other car delivered b
1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
Exterior Color:2-tone Pewter over Brewster green
Interior Color:House of Commons green Connolly hides
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