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1967 Rolls-royce Silver Shadow on 2040-cars

US $20,500.00
Year:1967 Mileage:36900 Color: Gray /

Battle Creek , Michigan, United States

 Battle Creek , Michigan, United States

This first of the Silver Shadow series underwent a detailed restoration. It is a very true and straight example finished in sought after classic 2-tone Shell Grey over Tudor Grey with black Connolly leather interior, highlighted with hand-painted contrasting fine pin-striping to the waist-line and hub-cap beauty rings. This Silver Shadow it is a stunning example.

Beautifully and well restored some 6 years ago by us, it was a well maintained California example to begin with and has been owned by a Rolls-Royce enthusiast since. The body was straight & rust-free but the paint was faded (it still had its original single stage paint from the factory). So it underwent a high-end repaint, it is now lustrous and consistent. Being a brand new paint job in relatively recent times, and cosseted ever since, it is virtually without any marks or blemishes of any kind. The fine-lines were hand-painted by one of the few remaining craftsmen of the art. The car has always been climate control stored since its restoration and has never seen rain, snow or salt.

The interior is in stunning condition presenting in totally original format. The leather cushions and squabs on the front seats were redone and the rest of the original leather is very good showing a nice degree of patina. It is a very welcomed look. Overall, it is excellent in appearance with only displaying moderate use over the years (if you are the type that would like the rear seat to look as new as the front seat, let us know and we can refinish for you - only the seat cushion can you see a difference). Importantly, there are no cuts, tears or worn patches. The carpets are new Wilton wool, custom to made to factory look. The burl walnut wood is excellent with the dash, front window embellishing and all 4 door cappings having been refinished at the time of its restoration. The car has original picnic tables fitted to the rear of the front seats. The dash-board is the high-light of the interior with a stunning wood-grain that displays, by the grace of nature, a heavy contrast of light and dark grains

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