Here is a really fine and original example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in Pewter with a cream (light tan) Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome Biscuit tan Connolly hides with cream piping and matching Wilton carpets in the reverse combination. The same tan and cream theme carries through to the boot. This is an unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is entirely all original in presentation with no modifications - right down to the original Blaupunkt push button radio and separate cassette player. This was an Arizona car all its life so it is a "dry" car that has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath and completely rust free! It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 60,700 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical "thumps" and "rattles" typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. The interior looks close to perfect. The Connolly hide leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears nor fading and very supple and soft - true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather has never been redyed but simply lovingly preserved. A great welcome with true "original leather" is the colour characteristics. If you look at the pictures of the interior, there are some close up shots that clearly show the colour is not just plain tan, but with a "burnished" tone to the leather. You can see the honey tan base and then in the fine natural grain of the leather is a darker tone. This natural quasi "antique" leather look (like a Chesterfield couch) was achieved by the hand rubbing Connollising technique that made this leather so famous and for which its name now describes the correct procedure for refinishing leather - "Connollising". Leather that has been re-dyed by typical methods is "mono-toned" featuring only the 1 primary colour. As such, it lacks depth and richness that unrestored Connolly hide has to offer. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. They are also completely factory original and yet in fantastic condition without any marks or blemishes so regularly seen on Silver Shadows. The finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass. And, with the gracious offering of Mother Nature, the wood grain in this example is simply divine with a very rich ochre hue combination of light and dark knots and a pattern that is breathtakingly beautiful. It is truly amongst the best we have seen! The head lining is original and in good condition with no water staining or marks. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in good condition. The car has dark tinted windows all round giving her a very formal look. The body on this Wraith II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car was repainted some 10 years ago and was a very high quality job. The finish is entirely consistent. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. The paint presents beautifully with only the most minor little mark here and there from use but consistent with a low-mileage recent paint job. see more: www.park-ward.com
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