This is a stunning presenting Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB") sedan finished in burgundy with a black Everflex vinyl top. It has hand-painted fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings finished in contrasting light gold. The interior is finished in ebony Connolly leather hides. The burgundy and black combination is very elegant and classic for a Rolls-Royce. Certainly it is a hallmark of the era. 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 car was originally purchased new by 60's talk-show host, Mike Douglas, renowned for controversial segments involving Jackie Kennedy and ex-con Dr Sam Shepherd over the murder of his wife. The assassination of JFK was shock announced during one of his shows. After Mike Douglas's onwership, she was owned by an elderly gentleman for many years. The car is well known to us over the last 5 years when we last sold her and maintained her since at 28,000 miles, in concert with other renown RROC member service centres. Everything about it shows utter pride of ownership and care. The car comes with a file of receipts and a plethora of ownership information. As a Silver Shadow she ranks easily within the top 10% of examples available. Make no mistake, this Silver Shadow is quasi show class. The exterior of the car is straight and rust free with the underside clean and tidy. The paint is in superb condition still supporting all original top-half black. This is quite amazing for a Silver Shadow as almost all examples have needed repainting on at least the top-half because the paint will have not "gone the distance by now" and faded and cracked. The bottom half burgundy was repainted some 3-4 years ago but only because of small chips and scratches. Since then, so well looked after, the car is virtually chip blemish free (albeit the "normal" lead-wiping hairlines fracturing you see at the typical Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow stress points - quite normal). Overall, the exterior presents beautifully with all chrome and glass in excellent condition. Inside door edges and jams are clean and tidy. The black Everflex top is original and also in good condition but with early signs of sun marks in a small area above the passenger front windshield. The outside of the car presents to true Rolls-Royce standards. The interior of the car is also excellent. The leather is entirely original Connolly from factory and in beautiful condition. It displays the right amount of patina that we look for yet without a single tear, crack or unsightly blemish. It remains soft and supple without issues. The headliner is in good condition. Door panels, dash panel, rear parcel shelf, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The light African burl walnut throughout is also original and yet remains in incredible condition. With only the very slightest mark in the clear coat on one part of the dash and some tiny, tiny points on the driver door, you would be forgiven to think it was redone only a few years ago. All the wood retains its glass-like finish. This includes all 4 doors, dash, console, rear vanity mirrors, rear window surround and dash forward finisher. And, with the beauty of only the best of burl walnut, the grain in this Silver Shadow displays a very warm grain and colour. From rich yellow ochres to those of red and brown. It is truly stunning. Mechanically the car is in fantastic shape. Just a look under the hood says everything about its maintenance and the penchant for originality. It has been recently thoroughly work-shopped by Park-Ward with all the hydraulics/braking system serviced and working well. The car has been well maintained over the years. The engine truly purrs and gear-change is smooth and quiet. Read more at www.park-ward.com
The car was taken to Europe after the champ sold it
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