For Sale: 1969 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

This is a rather lovely Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB"), finished in Silver Sand with rich honey tan Connolly hide leather interior. The coach work waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings are finished in hand-painted dark brown to match the vinyl top. The long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow is easily identified by the small rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4" longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space. This is a lovely condition example with a low 63,500 miles from only 1 owner from new. Purchased new by a wealthy industrialist it was part of a large collection of Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars. In the last 15 years, the car sat in a private collection display. This is a well presented example that displays all the hallmarks of a serious and dedicated owner. It was repainted some 15 years ago in its original colour and so the paint is in excellent condition. It was a very high end paint job costing some $17,000 so it is deep in lustre and shine and is entirely consistent. An original North American car that was never driven in inclement weather (and it shows), always climate control stored. Very straight, very clean, very true in all characteristics Rolls-Royce. The interior is completely original. The Connolly hide leather is stunning. The leather finishes have never been redyed and not so much as even a touch-up, showing its original Connolly hide signature finish. The African burl walnut's original French polishing is in good condition, only with minor hairline marks in the lacquer. Carpets are good. The headliner is all original. As importantly, it has been maintained meticulously. Although rarely driven in recent times, the car was kept in the collection under the eye of a Rolls-Royce caretaker who regularly maintained the car. Recent work performed includes a complete going over of the hydraulic and braking system; brake pumps, accumulators, accumulator valves, calipers, hoses, reservoir and system flush, etc. Some $10,000 in work that will keep the new owner in good stead for many years to come. The car drives smooth, without any bumps, rattles or knocks. It truly "floats" like the Shadow of this era was designed and built to do. Testament of its well maintained history is the cleanliness under the hood. Not detailed but appropriately maintained. The trunk presents just as well without so much as mark in the carpet. All external bright-work is well above standard and lights and lenses excellent. Normally, the rear quarter bumpers rust out where the brackets are internally welded - no such thing here! The car is simply stunning to admire as well as drive.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-847668
  • Year:1969
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Sand metallic
  • Interior Color:Biscuit tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:63500
  • Stock Number:LRX-6930
  • VIN:LRX-6930