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1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

- Shadow II





Vehicle Info

6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8
Exterior Color
Exetor Blue
Interior Color
Navy Blue Conolly Leather
Stock #
Fuel Economy
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Here is a really fine and original example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in rare Exeter blue (non-metallic) with pale blue/grey fine lines to the waist-rails and beauty rings. A very stunning colour and not often seen here in the US. The interior has handsome rich dark blue Connolly hides with contrasting light grey/blue Wilton wool carpets with dark blue piping. The same grey/blue theme carries through to the boot. This is a beautiful Californian-all-its-life example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. This west coast car is very “dry” and has lived 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. The Silver Shadow II presented here has been work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. Once deliverde ot the new owner, it only wants to driven and emjoyed. The odometer shows a low 50,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition under the bonnet, brake pedal etc). 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. The interior is in excellent shape. The dark navy blue leather is in excellent condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is to die for. All recently having been done by Park-Ward to include the dash, centre dash-console, door cappings and vanity mirrors at a cost of some $3,000. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The rich ochre and heavy grain and pattern, particularly on the dash presents strikingly. The head lining and rear parcel shelf is brand new broad cloth wool form the UK and simply stunning to factory standards. It was only redone because of a tear that was above the right rear seating position. The carpets with leather binding are also brand new as we thought we would go the whole-hog with the new headlining and wood. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in good condition but there is some slight mismatch in the carpet behind the passenger seat. Perhaps we may change this. The body on this Shadow II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous having undergone a full repaint some 10 years ago. Although a colour change from Shell grey, you would not tell and is simply gorgeous in Exetor Blue. It is entirely consistent and deep in gloss. There are some odd nicks and marks but very minor indeed and certainly nothing objectionable and simply pointed out for clear disclosure. Rest assured the paint presents very well as you can see in the photos. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. The hand painted "RR" motifs on the front doors are a very elegant touch. The car is pictured with an "average" set of white-wall tyres but brand new ones will be supplied and fitted upon sale. The hubcaps are excellent however, having just been machined buffed and polished so there are no imperfections in the stainless nor beauty rings, for that matter. All remaining bright-work is in good condition. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10 out of 10 driver rating.

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