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

$39,000

Vehicle Description

What can you say about this stunning combination "Peacock Edition" Silver Shadow II finished in Peacock Blue over Dark Peacock Blue with hand-painted fine lines to the waist lines and the hubcap beauty rings. The Connolly interior is finished in the rare Dove grey with matching Peacock blue piping and dash. The interior makes for a striking combination with the exterior. This Shadow II is quite unique in that the bumpers have been converted to the chrome bumper type. Park-Ward was commissioned to do the conversion for its most recent owner. Instead of using chromed steel, these are stainless steel so they will never rust or tarnish. The look is a beautiful combination of the more traditional earlier Silver Shadows with the benefit of being a Shadow II. I love the way the Shadow II twin tail pipes (standard fitment) works with the chrome bumpers. We think it looks stunning. It has become more and more popular in recent times with several of our customers having commissioned us to do the same of their Shadow II and American specification late Shadows. This example was a Californian car most of its life and then resided in collector storage in Illinois for the last 10 years. The car has not seen snow or salt. This Shadow II is very straight with the paint in overall nice presentation. The paint is actually mostly original which is quite rare for these cars considering the paint on these cars would rarely "go the distance". It is not perfect and there are signs of age to include minor chips and blemishes. Please do not expect absolute perfection from a show car point of view but it is otherwise very, very nice for driver use. The fine lines were re-painted by hand because the original lines were showing wear thru from years of polishing (this confirms originality!). Carried out by a craftsman of the art, these were done on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings in accordance with Rolls-Royce factory methods. The burl walnut wood finishes are entirely original and have NEVER been redone. This is rare to see on a Rolls-Royce of this vintage as the RR finish was a very thick and deep lacquer which in mostly all cases, cracks and peels off after years of seasonal temperature change. For this car to sport its original wood can only mean that it has been homed and/or stored under "constant" temperature which very clearly supports its West coast USA up-bringing. The wood in this car is the Milanese burl walnut finish option and displays a lovely grain throughout. The wood presents nicely but does show signs of chips, hairlines in the clear and minor blemishes, most notable on the front door cappings. We do not, however, think it warrants redoing but this is subjective, and if you would like us to refinish, please enquire as we are one of the leading Rolls-Royce wood refinishing companies in the US. The Connolly leather is in excellent condition throughout without any notable marks or blemishes. It is finished in Dove Grey with the piping in a Peacock blue that continues thru to the dash. The carpets are also the dark blue with the reverse them of grey binding. The entire interior is original without anything having been done. Not even redying and yet she presents beautifully. The interior combination in contrast with the 2-tone Peacock exterior is something quite attractive indeed and looks very rich in both shade and sunlight. Please have a look at the photo link of the many close-ups of the leather. The dash is good with no leather pulling around the vents and the rear parcel shelf is as new. All glass, chrome and bright work are excellent. All lights, instruments, features and functions are in working order. Mechanically, the car has been subject to the 30 year service and restoration experience of the Park-Ward Motor Museum's private workshop and trained RR mechanics and craftsmen. Read more, go to www.park-ward.com

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-870879
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone Peacock green/blue
  • Interior Color:Dover grey with Peacock accent
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:78000
  • Stock Number:37338
  • VIN:SRK37338