For Sale: 1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois

$31,500

Vehicle Description

This a gorgeous Silver Shadow finished in Silver Mink with Royal blue Connolly hides and coordinating navy blue floor rugs. Finished with dark blue fine-lines on the body waist-line and hubcap beauty rings. The light metallic "silvery aqua" exterior color elegantly contrasts with the dark blue interior. This is a 3 owner car that has 31,700 miles! The body on the car is very very straight and completely accident free. In fact, the car sports all-over entirely original paint from the factory! This is very rare to see these days on a Silver Shadow. If you are the purist, you will love this attribute. The paint presents shiny and with a continuous luster but it does show the signs of polishing over the years with various thin spots and age discolouration in certain areas which are typical to single stage paint. It is not cracked or crazed so this is a positive, but it also shows the odd stone chip and scratch. Original paint is somewhat of a "double edged sword" on Silver Shadows because it is great for the car's authenticity and originality but, along with that, comes the weakness of single stage paint technology practiced by Rolls-Royce in the 1970s. One thing for sure, the condition of this car still in its original paint says a great deal for the way the car has been cared for. Please understand, the imperfections in the paint are mentioned for the purpose of clear disclosure. In no way does it look offensive or ghastly. In fact, the average person would most likely not even pick it. The interior of the car is in stunning condition with its original Connolly hide leather upholstery finished in the navy blue in excellent condition. It is super soft without any splits, tears or wear of any kind. All the wood on the dash, doors, window surrounds, console and the vanity mirrors are original and in amazingly good condition. Further testament to the cars careful ownership history. Original wood is in this condition is rarely seen today as it is otherwise shows bad cracking and peeling in the lacquer - and it is expensive to refinish. On this car, there are some minor hairline lacquer marks but nothing that warrants refinishing in our opinion. The headlining is in amazingly excellent condition. The carpets too, except for a small hole on the passenger front footwell which we are happy to repair. It has its original rear foot-rests in matching navy blue Wilton wool. Overall it is like new and smells like it too. All interior features and functions are fully operational including electrics. The A/C blows icy cold and heater working well. The clock even ticks perfect time! Everything is all so clean and crisp. The steering wheel still displays in its deep glossy black finish. This Silver Shadow has a period correct push-button radio in the appropriate console position and a factory original 8-track Radiomobile in the upper console. The chrome, stainless steel and bright work finishes are all good without any pitting and the glass and rubber around the car is very fine. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the original presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. Quite amazing condition! At Park-Ward, we put all our cars car thru our restoration workshop and attend to anything we see in need. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and serviced. The system has been pressured tested and bled and works correctly. Exhaust is good. The car is fitted with a good set of Firestone 205/75-15 whitewall tyres. This is a very original presenting Silver Shadow that has had all its usual nuances and typical issues of its age professionally attended to and so is ready to go. The mileage on the car shows some 31,686 which we have been assured is original. All evidence shows that indeed it is correct. If this car had perfect paint, she would be a 10 out of 10 driver example. With the paint flaws as the only set back, she is still an easy 8-9 out of 10 driver that needs nothing else doing. See more: ww

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-847657
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Silver Mink
  • Interior Color:Royal blue
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:31700
  • Stock Number:SRB-016699
  • VIN:SRB-016699