Silver Shadow II1979 A simply STUNNING & original example!
Here is a really stunning example
of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in Highland
green metallic, beige Everflex top and elegant tan fine-lines to the waist-rails.
The interior has handsome beige Connolly hides and matching carpets. The same
theme carries through to the boot.
The Silver Shadow II was the
ultimate of the Shadow series with many engineering upgrades to include rack
& pinion steering, revised suspension geometry for a surer ride, factory
dual (quiet) exhaust, climate control air conditioning and a revised dash board
lay-out. This example has the "rest-of-the-world" specification front colour coded air-dam fitted, factory front fog lamps and C pillar badges. The car also has OEM dual door exterior rear view mirrors fitted.
This is a very original
unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in
outstanding condition. A Californian Rolls-Royce all its life so it is a “dry”
car that has had 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 Shadow II presented here was recently fully work-shopped by us at Park-Ward, on a true do-whatever-it-needs-basis. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully inspected
and serviced as required. This includes brake pumps, accumulators, valves, calipers, replacement
of all brake hoses, hydraulic system flushed and reservoir cleaned and system pressure tested and bled.
Information about 1979 Rolls-royce Silver Shadow for sale on this page. See price and photos of the Silver Shadow Rolls-royce Highland green (metallic) ~ II 6.75 Litre Rolls-Royce V8
It is ready to drive
and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 48,800 and although this is not verifiable
with documentation, there can be no question it is accurate (particularly when
you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). The
car actually looks like it has done only 20,000! 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.
I cant stress enough, just
how beautiful this Shadow II is. The interior is simply wonderful. The beige
Vaumol Luxan hides by Connolly are in amazingly wonderful condition with only gentle wear with no fading, and true to its Connolly characteristics. They have NEVER been repaired or redyed; totally original. The leather really
has been lovingly preserved and shows the correct amount of patina. For those
of you who may not know, Vaumol Luxan grain was unique to Rolls-Royce. What you
see is not only the beige leather but when these hides were tanned, the Luxan
process involved hand-rubbing of a darker tone into the grain of the leather.
This gives the leather a rich antique look so you can see the natural features
right down to the individual pores. Somewhat like you see on a classical Chesterfield couch. (see close-up pic immediately below and the many leather photos in this listing and the photo link)The
look is truly gorgeous. Some who do not know, might look at this and think the
leather is worn or dirty. No! This is the way it is meant to be. If you like
perfect one-colour leather, then I respectfully suggest you go buy yourself a
new Lexus! And dare I add, if you cannot appreciate the attention to detail as
seen with Vaumol Luxan grain by Connolly, that goes into a Rolls-Royce motor
car, then perhaps a very original Rolls-Royce such is this one, is perhaps not
The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood is completely
factory original and in breathtakingly good condition. It is rare not see the
wood cracked and peeling so for these to be original only proves its low
mileage and cosseted life-style. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its
beauty. The grain and pattern with deep, rich knots makes it one of the most
beautiful for Rolls-Royce. Absolutely stunning!
The head lining is original
and in perfect condition. The original Wilton
wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition. Likewise is the leather
finish to the dash and top-roll. Even the boot (trunk) carpet with the same
theme is in excellent condition.
The exterior presentation of
this Silver Shadow II is equally stunning. The body is exceptionally straight
and the paint is of excellent high standard and finish. Much of the paint is original which is quite unusual for a
Silver Shadow as they usually all are terribly faded by this juncture. We did
repaint the bonnet and boot for this reason only, and rest assured it matches
perfect in colour, consistency and lustre. Over all, paint-finish is totally shiny
and glass smooth. A regular polish and wax from time to time is all this Silver
The car has a brand new set of white-wall tyres fitted and the hubcaps are excellent
with no imperfections in the stainless rings or caps. Fitted are Wraith II
style caps (special ordered from new) but if you would prefer standard Shadow
II hubcaps, please enquire. All remaining bright-work is in good condition. All
electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash
and courtesy light. Even the clock keeps good time!
Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision
detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. The under-bonnet
heat pads are in good shape. You must take the time to look at the photos of
the engine bay as its presentation is like that of only a 5 year old example.
As you would expect, this Silver Shadow II comes with its original jack,
correct tools and operating manual. The only modification to this car is late
model stereo system. If you are a purist and should you prefer the factory
Blaupunkt and Pioneer radio/8-track combination, please feel free to enquire.
The car is of very high
standard and is not only an easy 10 out of 10 driver rating but is close to
~~ This very handsome Silver Shadow II is an excellent condition
representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. Do nothing
to her and take her to your next Rolls-Royce meet and you would be in the
running for a prize ~ She is that good! ~~
International bidders are
For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below.
The photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any, you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.
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A note from RRMOTORSINC:
For those Rolls-Royce enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past I welcome you all. For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque, please note that as a serious collector of some 30 years, all my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Rolls-Royce workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars and fellow RR enthusiasts) with trained Rolls-Royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. As a team, we are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. We adopt a “keep it original” mentality with pride and confidence, offering after sales technical support and assistance well beyond the sale. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best. To this end, I firmly believe in the famous adage; “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten." We hope you do to.
We at Park-Ward Motors – the things we do.
When our Rolls-Royces are commissioned for resale, they are indeed professionally and correctly “fully work-shopped”. No corners are cut. And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition. There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of the various processes, this is one such example of what we do:
Doors and windows:-
Every car has its interior door panels removed. If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, repairing the veneer if there is damage, staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical “slow window syndrome”. All tracks, chains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted, these are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”, another common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, repaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original. All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks, handles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment.
Take this example and apply it to the many, many different aspects of Rolls-Royce restoration, service and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.~~ **Please note: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing, once this Rolls-Royce is sold, I will put the car thru my workshop to ensure that it is mechanically sound and all major features and functions are operating as described even though the car is contractually being sold "as-is". Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car. This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. This is all done at NO CHARGE. Who else selling a Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! Depending on our work load, please allow approximately 14-21 business days for this procedure. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills, please eBay message me and I would be happy to show you some 100 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~
*Please note this exclusion: the advertised or
"Buy it Now" price is a price whereby we are committed to do repair
work on the car if we see something "not right". This may occur after
the sale and before delivery. It is our commitment to excellence. So, to be
clear, if the agreed selling price is less than 85% of the initial asking
price, then the sale is considered a wholesale "as-is" sale. To put
it simply, and to be fair, a buyer cannot expect to buy "cheap" and
get all the benefits otherwise associated with a retail value type.
**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE making an offer.**~~ Important note: the $2,000 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid,
or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer
the car to any other party.~~~~oo00oo~~This
Rolls-Royce is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, I am
not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car
collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of
Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars. I have a long standing reputation being
associated with the marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and
have fun in collecting and restoring them. However, auctions are not a game so
when you place a bid or offer, and you are the winning bidder, please
understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the
auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning
does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the
opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated must be undertaken
BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to
come and personally inspect the car. Please note, however, we do NOT allow 3rd
party inspectors because history has sadly proven, they are not worth their
weight in salt. Do not waste your time nor money - come yourself and we will go
over the car in detail with you. Once you bid or make an offer, you are doing
so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A
$2000.00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of
the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7
days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier’s check or
bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to
meet the cost of transfer fees. Full payment must be made (and payments
cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are
non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this
purchase contract and so, if all the funds are not received as outlined above,
I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has
been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the
contract, I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell
the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any
time. To be clear, if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete
the transaction in the time-frame required, you will forfeit your deposit. I am
happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis
but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and
at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of the marque, I make every
effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, my cars are
generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You
must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show
standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars
of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for
prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative
condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not
expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices.
Please also understand, the very nature of these classic Rolls-Royces is such
that it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have
inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are
classic cars also because they are old. So this means a 40 year old car is
predominantly comprised of 40 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All
buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break
and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with
hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical
American car of the same vintage. Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are
usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these.
Similarly, cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior
design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and
brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things
that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a
brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time
replace all other lines because they are of similar age. This is considered
"preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically
requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this
additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly
one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 40 years old.
This is the nature of any classic car and especially a Rolls-Royce which was
very "complicated" for its era. For this reason it is necessary for
the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty
expressed, written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made
with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and
accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are
not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be
responsible for errors in description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects
herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the
description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall
prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on
account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. It is
the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition
and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will
make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer’s
request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for
any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the
vehicle.Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in
the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no
warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no
responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax,
AutoCheck, etc.In this regard the seller makes no warranties as
to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to
30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will
not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage,
transportation, or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to
store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, a cost of $35 per day shall
apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, you must remember that this is a
classic +/-40 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend
that you just “hop in and drive it across the country”until you have
familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that. I have
always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I
bought them to my home.
PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, CONTACT ME BEFORE
YOU CONTEMPLATE DOING SO AS, RESPECTFULLY, THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very
unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, only few of these people exist but
those that do can make life difficult, so it appears EVERYTHING needs to
spelled out. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is
not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Rolls-Royces are not
without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues
which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. This is well documented in
many circles. You need to be a special and considerate type of purchaser to
Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes;
"we love to hate them and hate to love them!" So, please respect the
terms and conditions when you bid.
~~ **IMPORTANT NOTE: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce & Bentley dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing, once this Bentley is sold, I will put the car thru my workshop to ensure that it is mechanically sound and all major features and functions are operating as described even though the car is contractually being sold "as-is". Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car. This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. This is all done at NO CHARGE. We call this; "Predelivery Commissioning". Who else selling a Rolls-Royce or Bentley on eBay does this?! Depending on our work load, please allow approximately 14-21 business days for this procedure. We will keep you posted every step of the way. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills, please eBay message me and I would be happy to show you some 200 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~VALUES:
Show car: $55,000+
Basket case: < $10,000