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1968 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow





Vehicle Info

6.23 litre Rolls-Royce V8
Automatic 3-Speed
Exterior Color
Shell Grey (Metallic Silver)
Interior Color
Light Blue-Grey Connolly Hides
Stock #
Fuel Economy
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This is a gorgeous presenting Silver Shadow sedan finished in Shell Grey (silver) with light blue/grey Connolly hide interior. It has a single hand-painted burgundy fine line to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty trim rings which complement wonderfully. The combination is adorably elegant. This car was a West Coast car most of its life but little is known of its history. It did sit for several years. When we received the car it was in good shape and certainly an above average example only needing very minor cosmetic refurbishment. Mechanically, we went right thru her to bring all services major and minor up to date. The exterior of the car is straight and rust free with the underside clean and tidy. The paint is in excellent condition with the finish high in lustre and consistent all over. It was repainted (in her original colour) about some 15 years ago. The quality of the paint job is good and today only shows minor blemishes. Overall, the exterior presents beautifully with all chrome and glass in good condition. Inside door edges and jams are clean and tidy. The interior of the car is truly excellent. The interior leather is entirely original Connolly from factory and remains soft and supple. The leather finish displays the “toned hand-tanning” look that Rolls-Royce was doing for a limited time in the 60s and 70s. The leather is not just a blue/grey colour; if you look closely, you will see a toned or "burnished" effect which gives the leather a quasi-antique presentation. It is a very traditional look and indeed very elegant. The interior is without any tears or unsightly wear marks whilst displaying just the right amount of patina. Door panels, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine condition. The car even sports its original Philips push-button radio. The light African burl walnut is all original and displays in the traditional low-sheen/satin finish that is consistent with the factory process. It is all in very fine condition and, like the leather, without damage but displaying just the right degree of patina. This includes all 4 doors, dash, console, window surrounds and rear vanity mirrors. And, with the beauty of only the best of burl walnut, the grain in this Silver Shadow displays a very intense pattern and colour. From rich yellow ochres to rich reds and browns. It is truly stunning. Mechanically the car is offered in very fine shape. All Park-Ward cars go thru an intensive reconditioning process at our in-house service facilities. Both pre and post-sale (“Predelivery Commissioning”). This includes addressing all the hydraulics/braking system. All maintenance and services are brought up to date to include important expensive items – such as brake pumps, accumulators, calipers, pads and brake lines. The engine truly purrs and gear-change is smooth and quiet. The car is very spritely in power which is a good sign of a well cared for and good condition motor. The odometer reads 26,300 miles which are not verifiable. We are not sure if this is correct mileage but we don’t believe its clocked over either. The car is “too nice” for that and looks every bit a low mileage example. Tyres are brand new 215/75 15 whitewalls and present perfectly. They are a adorned with dent-free hubcaps that are not only straight but the stainless steel shiny. A/C blows ice cold and the heater works well. Electricals are all serviced by Park-Ward so windows, seats and features & functions work as they should. All interior and exterior lighting has been checked with all bulbs and lamps operating correctly. This Silver Shadow very comfortably ranks as a 10-out-of-10 driver quality example.

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