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


Vehicle Description

This is a very fine Silver Shadow II finished in a stunning combination of 2-tone Pewter over Brewster green with moss fine-lines on the waistline and hubcap trim rings. The interior is finished in beige with matching moss piping and rugs. This combination is rarely seen on Shadow IIs in the US. This is a very clean and original example that has been well cared for by its 3 previous mature owners of some 30 odd years. It is totally original with no modifications. It even has it original Blaupunkt blue-dot push button radio and factory Pioneer tape deck in its original position. A nice genuine touch. Mechanically this Shadow II is strong. For the last 4 years it has been in the care of a Rolls-Royce mechanic and, as you would expect, is a well maintained example. Under the care of the Park-Ward Motor museum, all our Rolls-Royces are fully work-shop tested including the all important hydraulics and braking system. These were overhauled where required; pumps, accumulators, reservoirs cleaned, lines & hoses replaced, with rotors, calipers & pads serviced and system final pressure tested and bled. The level heights are correct. Transmission, engine ancillaries and exhaust are all inspected and the car road-tested for correct operation. The car drives very “tight” without any of the typical “rattles & thumps” typical of this model. The car is now all up to date on its services and EVERYTHING operating as it should. The body is straight and paint presents very well indeed. The car was repainted some 5+ years ago so it is very shiny and consistent. The car does have some of the signature hair-lines at the base of the “A” & “C” pillars but these are minimal - Rolls-Royce used the “lead-wiping” technique for joining body panels. With the different expansion and contraction rates of lead vs steel, this caused the paint to fracture and so paint stress marks at these points occurred on every single Silver Shadow. Overall, the car is very minor on other blemishes and marks so presents well - certainly above average for a Rolls-Royce of this age. As a daily driver, the paint presents as a 9 out-of-10. The interior presents very clean and fresh with the leather in an excellent state. It has been mildly re-Connollised (a hand-rubbing process to restore colour) and is in fine condition without any noticeable wear and tear. The Connolly hide in this example is the light tan (beige) with Moss green piping and floor rugs which matches in nicely with the 2-tone exterior paint combination. The wood was recently redone at a cost of over $3,500 and is simply stunning. It presents very rich with warm and deep grains. A custom cup-holder was also made for the centre console in matching real burl walnut and this was $450 (Rolls-Royce did not have cup-holders in the day so this is a great bonus). The dash roll is in excellent condition with no leather pulling at the vents. This is one of the best testaments for the cars garaged and stored status for most of its life as over time, even minimal sun will damage these. All features, gauges, instruments and electrics work well. All interior lights and dash lights are all fully working. Heater and air-conditioning are fully functional. These are all thoroughly gone thru by Park-Ward. For example, we service all the windows to ensure smooth and swift up and down movement (windows often get very slow on Silver Shadows). The mileage, although not verifiable by documentation, is evident when you look closely at the various finishes. For example, the chrome and bright-work around the car is excellent. The brake pedal has minimal wear. This is a hard car to fault and drives very strong. As you would expect from a car of this mileage that has been well maintained, it comes with its original manual, tools and jack. The jack never used and still wrapped in its original factory wax paper.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-912240
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Shadow
  • Exterior Color:2-tone Pewter over Brewster gr
  • Interior Color:beige with Moss green
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:58000
  • Stock Number:SRK-038474
  • VIN:SRK-038474