This is a stunningly presenting, low mileage and excellent condition Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base ("LWB") with factory division. Finished in the very regal combination of Midnight blue (non-metallic) with Dove grey Connolly hides and matching carpets. It has craftsman hand-painted fine lines to the waistlines finished in a matching light grey. The colour combination is rare and is very formal in its presentation. During the day you see the dark blue hue whereas in low light and night it presents as black. Just beautiful! Rolls-Royce made only a very limited number of "limousine" division cars and on special order. Less than 500 out of all 35,000 Silver Shadows built*. The divisions were only fitted on Long Wheel Base cars providing electrically operated privacy glass between the front and rear compartment with a separate radio and entirely autonomous air conditioning system mounted in the boot that provided overwhelming climate control for its special VIP rear seat passengers. The division system includes a unique piece of burl walnut wood that traverses the width of the division and surrounds the radio and control section. The glass division can be operated independently by the driver or the rear seat passengers. (*Upon research, we learn that only some 10% of divisions were supplied so out of the total number of 2,780 LWB Silver Shadows built, this brings the number to about 300. With less than half surviving today - this makes this car 1 out of a possible 150 remaining world-wide). This Division has been in the hands of the right owners most of its life having been caretaken in more recent years by a small car collector enthusiast who hardly used it and simply admired it. When we received the car, it had the common issue, not-used-enough seized and overheated rear brakes but was ostensibly in original condition. A strong straight example of a Silver Shadow division now due for restoration. Such a nice example that we decided to do a deserving restoration to her. The exterior of the car was car accident free, without rust and the underside without scale and tidy. A complete re-paint in the original factory colour was undertaken by the Park-Ward Motors Museum and is now truly flawless without a single mark or blemish. A high-end job at a cost of some $20,000 to include a brand new factory correct black Everflex top with new window gaskets, moulding clips and body hardware. It is entirely consistent in colour, finish and lustre - truly lovely - and the combination simply OUTSTANDING. The exterior of the car presents absolutely beautifully with all finishes, rubbers, gaskets, glass, bright-work, lenses*, hub-caps and the chrome in excellent condition. As part of the reconditioning process we removed all the bright-work and machined buffed every individual piece. This was followed by hand polishing and meticulous cleaning prior to re-fitment. It looks like new. Inside door edges and jams are incredibly clean and tidy without unsightly overspray or any signs of restoration. The fine lines on the car were applied in the same manner as Rolls-Royce did so to all its cars for many years; a trained craftsmen with a good eye and steady hand. With only the best squirrel hair brush the striping is applied entirely free-hand in one elegant stroke at a time. The interior of the car presents beautifully, and shows in amazing condition. The Connolly leather remains without any unsightly wear marks nor tears and displays very clean. The headliner is brand new factory correct broad-cloth wool imported from the UK and is literally brand new in presentation. This is a very rare car at show standard (not concourse but certainly Rolls-Royce show standard). The advert space in this listing is character limited. To read more, please visit www.park-ward.com
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