For Sale: 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Here is a really stunning example of a Bentley T2. Finished in white with black fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome "dark chocolate" Connolly hides with cream seat piping and matching dark brown carpets. The same chocolate theme carries through to the boot. Only a very small number of Bentley T2s were made. They are the twin sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II. It is differentiated by a Bentley radiator grille, mascot and "Flying B". It has a slightly lower bonnet (hood) with different shaping in the sheet metal and with the car having "Bentley" hubcaps, boot and head-light brow badging. Their limited number is notable; out of the 10,000 odd Shadow IIs manufactured (including their long wheel base derivatives; the Wraith II) only 5% were Bentley T2s. This makes them highly desirable in their category. Especially when you consider the even smaller amount that are left remaining - probably only 200 world-wide. This is an unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in excellent and top condition. It is primarily all original with no modifications - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio. The only exception is the fitment of a modern very high quality blue-tooth stereo system where the tape player normally sits (with expensive speakers discretely mounted in the cabin). This was a west coast car all its life so it is a "dry" car that has had a garaged environment. 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 Bentley T2 presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a modest 83,600 miles and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). The car easily looks like it has done only 30,000! 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. The interior looks close to perfect. The dark chocolate leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather really has been lovingly preserved. And the cream piping is simply a darling accent. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood was redone to "factory standard" by a leading California wood re-finisher at a cost of some $4,000. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The grain and pattern with lights and darks makes it one of the most beautiful Rolls-Royce woods I have ever seen. 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. The exterior presentation of this Bentley T2 is simply breath-taking. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of excellent high standard and finish. The paint is so shiny and lustrous it is hard to believe it is original and yet there are no signs of it. The finish is entirely consistent with almost no marks or blemishes. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. This T2 has the added option of dual rear view mirrors on both fro

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
  • Listing ID: CC-1651393
  • Price: $69,000
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Chocolate brown with cream piping
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:83500
  • Stock Number:SBK-038014
  • VIN:SBK-038014
Listed By:
Park-Ward Motors
209 Cleveland Street
Carey, IL 60013

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