This a gorgeous Silver Shadow finished in 2-tone Silver Mink over Royal blue with Royal blue Connolly hides and coordinating navy blue floor rugs. Finished with teal blue fine-lines on the body waist-line and hubcap beauty rings. The 2 tone metallic blue exterior colors elegantly contrast with the dark blue interior. The 1972 (& early 73) model years represent the last of the traditional chrome bumper models for the North American market and good ones of these are becoming increasingly difficult to find. This is a one such fine example. The body on the car is very straight and completely accident free. The car was repainted some 15 years ago and its current good standing is a testament to it being a good quality paint job. It is deep in lustre and entirely consistent in finish. There are minor marks, chips and little blemishes but these are minimal and entirely consistent with a well looked after example. She presents very lovely and the paint ranks an easy 8 out of 10. The interior of the car is in stunning condition with its original Connolly hide leather upholstery finished in navy blue in excellent condition. All the wood on the dash, doors, window surrounds, console and the vanity mirrors are original and in amazingly good condition. Further testament to the cars careful ownership history. Original wood in this condition is rarely seen today as it is otherwise show serious cracks and peeling in the lacquer - and it is expensive to refinish. This car does have some minor hairline marks in the lacquer finishes but these are minimal and not objectionable (see close up pictures). The headlining and original Wilton wool carpet is also in amazingly good condition. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich light grained African walnut wood in this example contrasts beautifully with the dark blue Connolly hides - making the interior of this car very rich and inviting. All interior features and functions are fully operational including electrics - seats, windows, gauges, lights etc. The A/C blows icy cold and heater working well. The clock even ticks perfect time! Everything is all so clean and crisp. The steering wheel still displays in its deep glossy black finish. This Silver Shadow has its factory original 8-track Radiomobile in the upper console and a late 70's period correct radio in the appropriate centre console position. The chrome, stainless steel and bright work finishes are all good without any pitting and the glass and rubber around the car is very fine. Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the original presentation under the bonnet clearly shows that. At Park-Ward, we put the car thru our restoration workshop and attended to anything we saw in need. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected and serviced. The system has been pressured tested and bled and works correctly. Exhaust is good. This is a Silver Shadow that has had all its usual nuances and typical issues of its age professionally attended to and so is ready to. The mileage on the car shows some 13,000 and so common sense suggests this is 113,000 and is indeed accurate in our view. Mind you, she looks every bit of a much lower mileage example. Please remember, a classic Rolls-Royce likes to be driven and this kind of mileage is right on.
The car was taken to Europe after the champ sold it
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