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


Vehicle Description

This is a very handsomely restored Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow saloon exquisitely finished in Velvet Green with "House of Commons" green hides with hand painted gold fine-lines on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings. The Velvet green colour takes on a very formal and rich hue of green in sunlight and yet in the shade and at night presents as black. This colour was usually reserved for limousines and Division cars. It is simply stunning. In many cultures the double green combination is a symbol or prosperity and success and for this reason this car has been affectionately named; the "Money Car". This gorgeous Silver Shadow was the subject of considerable refurbishment by The Park-Ward Motor Museum about 2 years. The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray of some $20,000 and carried out by Rolls-Royce experts - Park-Ward's experienced RR body-shop. The paint is perfect without a single stone-chip, scratch or mark. Not a single one! If you see something in the pictures then it is a dust or dirt speck. Overall, some $42,000 was spent on her restoration. The car has attended various local shows and won 1st place each time. Make no mistake, this is a true show car! When the car was repainted, the windows were removed with new rubbers fitted, including side window finishes. Every piece of stainless steel was removed and machined buffed and then hand-polished before final assembly so they look stunning. This includes the grill, headlight brows, rocker spears, hubcaps and minor finishers. Even the door-jam stainless sill moulds were removed during the painting process and machined buffed. All the tail-lamp and headlight lenses were replaced for new ones. The fine-lines were painted by steady-hand & squirrel brushes in accordance with the Rolls-Royce/Bentley tradition. The interior is like new and is of virtual brochure quality. The Italian burl walnut wood is immaculate with the dash, console, radio surround, top-roll dash-pad finisher and all 4 doors having been recently redone by Park-Ward's own craftsmen. The process was done at considerable cost and in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between coats - no less than 25! The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning. The leather is lovely with no tears or cracks and presents beautifully having been re-Connollised (not the same as simple re-dying). The leather remains soft and supple. The carpets are the original factory Wilton wool nicely contrasted in pale sage green to "connect" with the overal Money green them. The headlining is also a very rare choice of subtle sage green not often seen and is in perfect condition as is all glass and interior finishes. The rear parcel shelf is in fine original condition. All features and functions are working; electric windows, electric seats etc. The Air conditioning blows icy cold with a new compressor having been recently fitted. Mechanically, this Silver Shadow a very fine example. It has been fully workshop inspected with anything required doing, attended to. The engine is smooth and quiet and the steering light but tight. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes were all fully inspected and serviced as required. This included checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. Many other serviceable parts were replaced and items attended to and repaired as needed. It is ready to drive and enjoy. All features, functions and electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. The car has its original radio and 8-track cassette player. Some $42,000 was spent on the car's restoration: •Paint & exterior finishes - $25,000 •Interior refurbishment including refinished wood - $5,000 •Mechanical service and repairs - $15,000 •Sundry restoration items & procedures - $2,000

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-847664
  • Year:1973
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Velvet Green (green-black)
  • Interior Color:Green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:54500
  • Stock Number:SRB-017519
  • VIN:SRB-017519