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

$39,900

Vehicle Description

Here is a really stunning example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in 2-tone Shell Grey over Masons black with an elegant combination of red & black fine lines to the waist-rails and hub cap beauty rings. The interior has handsome rich burgundy Connolly hides and matching carpets. The same theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Shadow II was the ultimate of the Shadow series with many engineering upgrades to include rack & pinion steering, revised suspension geometry for a surer ride, factory dual (quiet) exhaust, climate control air conditioning and a revised dash board lay-out. This is an very original unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in excellent condition. A southern state Rolls-Royce 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. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual, keys and tools. The Shadow II presented here has been fully work-shop by us at Park-Ward. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes brake pumps, accumulators and checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 44,800 and although this is not verifiable with documentation, there can be no question it is accurate (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). The car actually looks like it has done only 20,000! 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. I cant stress enough, just how beautiful this Shadow II is. The interior is simply wonderful. The burgundy leather is in great condition with little to no wear nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics (slight marks on driver bolster but minimal). The leather really has been lovingly preserved and shows the correct amount of patina. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood is original except for the 2 front door cappings which were redone because of seat-belt buckle chips. These were done to “factory standard”. The overall finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and like new. It is rare not to see the wood cracked and peeling when at this age, so for these to be original only further proves its low mileage and cosseted life-style. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The grain and pattern with think knots makes it one of the most beautiful for Rolls-Royce I've seen. Absolutely stunning! The head lining is original and in perfect condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. Even the boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is in excellent condition. The exterior presentation of this Silver Shadow II is stunning. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of excellent high standard and finish. Areas of the paint appear to be original which is also unusual for a Silver Shadow as they usually all are faded by this juncture. There is some very slight fade on the left-side hood but it is minor and nothing that regular polishing won't maintain. All over she is shiny, lustrous and totally consistent with only the most minor marks and blemishes here and there. A regular polish and wax from time to time and this car is great. The car has a good set of white-wall tyres fitted with plenty of tread and the hubcaps are excellent with no imperfections in the stainless rings or caps. All remaining bright-work is in good condition. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest & insignificant dash and courtesy light. Even the clock keeps good time! The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10 out of 10

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-912238
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone silver over black
  • Interior Color:Burgundy
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:44800
  • Stock Number:SRK-038117
  • VIN:SRK-038117