For Sale: 1967 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

This is a very special Bentley T, not only for its stunning condition, but for the fact that it was the actual and original car presented by Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor cars at the 1967 "Earls Court" Motors Show in 1967. This is a most desirable chrome bumper era Bentley T, finished in beautiful Dawn blue with dove grey silver fine-lines to the body waist-lines and hub-cap beauty rings. The Connolly interior is finished in dove grey Connolly hides with matching floor rugs. The colour ensemble is very classic. Even though she is Right-hand drive, her condition is so spectacular that she could take head-on any LHD example. The Bentley T ("T1 ") is the rare derivative of the Silver Shadow. It was the twin sister to the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and is differentiated by a Bentley radiator grille, mascot and "Flying B". It has a slightly lower bonnet (hood) with different shaping in the sheet metal and is distinguished further with “Bentley” hubcaps and boot badging. Unique to these earlier Bentleys, is the fitment of "B" logos on the speedometer and brake pedal (a nice touch - something that was sadly deleted by Rolls-Royce in later years). Out of some 32,000 4 door Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow sedans produced, only 1,700 of these were Bentley Ts (that is only some 5% of the model series). This T1 Bentley may well be 1 out of only a few dozen examples in the US in this very fine condition. This Bentley T is a stunning example that has recently been gone-through by the Park-Ward Motors Museum - a leader in Rolls-Royce restoration with over 30 years Rolls-Royce and Bentley experience. Indeed; "Masters of the Art". The exterior presentation of this Bentley T is simply lovely. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of an excellent high standard and finish. The car underwent a same colour respray some 15 years and the finish is spectacular. This is without question a $20,000+ paint-job with the car completely stripped including all windows out and new rubbers. It is now only displays the most minimal little marks and imperfections. The paint finish is otherwise completely consistent, very shiny and deep lustered. Fitments and finishes are in excellent to flawless condition; chrome, bright-work, glass, lights, lenses, handles, grille and badges. The interior of the car is in stunning presentation. The African burl walnut wood is spectacular. All the wood, dash, console, door cappings and vanity mirrors are in excellent condition with the doors having been refinished at some stage. These are stunning and outside of these there are only very, very minor hairline cracks in the dash fascia. These are all photographed for you to see. Their condition is such that they do not warrant redoing and we think the fact they are original prevails. The rest of the interior is very clean and tidy and requires no attention. The Connolly hide leather is superb showing just the right amount of patina. There are definitely no tears, wear or unsightly scratches or marks and remain soft and supple. The headliner is very clean and in perfect original condition. The dash board and rear parcel shelf are factory excellent. Carpets are clean and tidy and the trunk is pretty much flawless to perfect! All interior features and functions are fully operational including all electrics – seats, windows and gauges. The heater is hot and A/C blowing icy cold. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. It has not been “done-up” for sale but maintained in original condition which is very impressive for the age of the car. The car has been recently serviced. All hydraulics & brakes have been regularly serviced & recently inspected, pressure tested, bled and working perfectly – all heights are correct - and there are no outstanding matters requiring attention. Whitewall tyres are new. At 23,000 miles, the mileage is not verifiable but the current condition makes it look

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-877161
  • Year:1967
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:Dawn Blue
  • Interior Color:Dove grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:23200
  • Stock Number:SBH-3097
  • VIN:SBH-3097