Here is a really fine and very original example of a Silver Wraith II. It is the rare fuel injection model built specifically and only for the Californian market. These were only built in 1980 - the last year of the Silver Shadow model run. This one is production run 41,624C - the "C" suffix is for California fuel injection model. With the last Silver Shadow/Wraith II being 41,648C, this car is the 24th last Silver Shadow model made! This Silver Wraith II is finished in original Nutmeg metallic with a unique order of dual colour fine-lines of cream and gold to the waist-rail. The interior is very elegant light tan Connolly hides with chocolate coloured piping with carpets in the reverse them of chocolate and cream piping. This is a very clean and unmolested example that has clearly been lovingly maintained all its life. It is totally original with no modifications right down to its original Blaupunkt push button radio and Pioneer cassette player. A pampered Rolls-Royce, having lived all its life in southern states and when not in use, always kept in a garaged environment. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been recently fully work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully checked. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 32,000 and although not verifiable it is very apparent by the overall condition of the car that they are original. The car drives straight and true with the fuel injection version offering added engine and driving smoothness. The interior looks close to perfect. The leather is in absolutely outstanding original condition with no cracks, tears nor wear and remains supple and soft - true to its Connolly characteristics - and can be truly described as excellent if not perfect. The leather has never even been redyed. The burr walnut wood finishes throughout are completely original and this is rare to see on any Silver Shadow as they usually are losing their lacquer coating and present cracked and chipped. The wood in this car, although showing some very minor signs of this, is in impeccable condition. Head lining is original and in super clean condition. The Westminster carpets are in perfect condition. The boot (trunk) carpet also finished in the brown with tan piping theme is also in good condition.The body on this Wraith II is straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car had some areas repainted over the years but a lot is also original. It has only the odd and subtle marks from mild use with some minor blemishes here and there as you would expect but it is overall consistent, still remains shiny & crisp and presents nicely - certainly, well above average. The Everflex vinyl top is also original and in good condition. The whitewall tyres are in good condition with plenty of tread. The hubcaps, unique to the Wraith II, are excellent with no dents or imperfections. All remaining bright-work is in good condition as is glass, electrics and instruments. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. The typical "slow window" syndrome typical of the model have been repaired and so all operate well. Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. You must take the time to look at the photos of the engine bay as its presentation is like that of a near new example. Simply stunning! The car is of very high standard and is an easy 91/2 out of 10 rating.
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