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US $33,500.00
Year:1978 Mileage:74800 Color: 2 tone Georgian Silver over Masons black /
 House of Lords red (burgundy)
Location:

Barrington, Illinois, United States

Barrington, Illinois, United States
Transmission:Automatic
Body Type:4 door sedan
Vehicle Title:Clear
Engine:6.75 Rolls-Royce V8
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Condition:
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VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
: SRG 34179
Year: 1978
Number of Cylinders: 8
Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Shadow
Trim: II sedan
Options: Leather Seats, CD Player
Drive Type: 3 speed automatic rear wheel drive
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Mileage: 74,800
Exterior Color: 2 tone Georgian Silver over Masons black
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: House of Lords red (burgundy)
Number of Doors: 4


 

~~ For those of you who follow my auctions, I take pleasure in introducing our new range of "lower priced" Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows. For those who are new to my offerings; we normally present Crewe cars that have been totally refurbished - often with expensive new paint jobs and cars that have been meticulously cosmetically restored to bring them to the highest standards (eg: $40-50,000 Silver Shadows). These new "cheaper" range of Silver Shadows are equally good mechanical, electrical and operational cars that have all been thru the same high level workshop standards of the Park-Ward Motor Museum, carried out by our Rolls-Royce trained craftsmen without compromise. The difference is only minor aesthetic ones. For example, a car may have slight cosmetic flaws in the interior, or the paint or bright work which have not been addressed (as we do on our other cars) to keep the price down (around $30,000), but are still very nice driver quality examples that can be enjoyed and shown with pride. Please enquire as to the specifics and then you, as the buyer, can then decide if you want to rectify these cosmetic aspects at your own leisure. Or, we can do them for you prior to delivery. Or, simply leave them as they are! Please note, in no way are any of the aesthetic items of a gross or major nature and your friends would possibly not even notice them. The car is still wonderful - as the photos clearly show! They are simply items that are considered quite acceptable for driver use and intentionally left to keep the purchase price down. We reiterate, NO compromise is made in the mechanical and operational maintenance and serviceability of our offerings - this is something we will never allow. Please enjoy! ~~










Rolls-Royce

Silver Shadow II

 

1978

 

 

A really nice clean original example!

Recently fully workshop serviced.


Here is a really fine and original example of a Shadow II. Finished in Georgian Silver over Masons black with dark red fine lines to the waist-rail and hubcap beauty rings. The interior has handsome burgundy Connolly hides and black Wilton carpets with seat matching burgundy piping. The same theme carries through to the boot.  

 

This is an unmolested example that has been nicely maintained and presents in very good condition. It is primarily all original with no modifications except for the installation of a later model Blaupunkt radio cassette to that normally fitted. This was a Californian car that also spent several recent years in San Antonio, Texas 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. In the last few years, it has been collector owner and kept in climate controlled storage in Wisconsin where it has never been used in adverse weather conditions. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual.

 

The Silver Shadow II presented here has been recently fully work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully serviced including new brake hoses, calipers serviced and system pressure tested and bled. The rear height control works as it should (testament to a well serviced example as many are often disconnected). It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 75,000 and although this is not verifiable the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the leather, carpets, 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 looks close to perfect. It is finished in rich burgundy which was often referred to by UK-based Rolls-Royce dealers as "House of Lords red" (after the English parliamentary house which famously uses this rich burgundy leather). The leather is in absolutely outstanding original condition with no cracks, tears nor fading and very supple and soft – true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather really has been lovingly preserved. The burr walnut wood on the dash is original and in good condition. The wood on the door cappings were redone to “factory standard” by leading wood re-finisher; JC Wood. It was only redone because of a number of seatbelt chips in the 2 front door woods which detracted from the overall high standard of the interior (This is a typical problem where the seat belt buckle hits the door capping resulting in unsightly chips in the lacquer). The head lining is original and in good condition. The original black Wilton wool carpets with burgundy leather binding are in fantastic condition. Likewise is the black finishes to the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same black and burgundy binding theme is also in excellent condition.

 

The body on this Shadow II is straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car was repainted some 5 years ago and was a quality job. They are the original colours and the finish is consistent. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. Having had a quality repaint, the body shows virtually no signs of the typical Rolls-Royce weak spots such as cracking at the base of the “A” and “B” pillar - ALL original Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars from this era suffered this effect, where the infamous “lead wiping technique” was employed (lead was used to join panels instead of bondo and, given the characteristics of lead vs. steel, the lead would expand and contract at a different rate causing the paint surface to crack over time). There are some minor chips and nicks as to be expected but certainly nothing unsightly. From a driver/enthusiast point of view, the imperfections are quite acceptable and do not detract from the cars overall appearance. It is certainly shiny and crisp.

 

The white-wall tyres are near new (still sporting the “knobblies” of a new tyre) and the hubcaps are excellent with no major imperfections in the stainless or painted trim rings. The pin-striping on the beauty rings are finished in the original hand-painted technique.  All remaining bright-work is in good condition as is glass, electrics and instruments. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light.

 

Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. 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. Simply stunning!

 

The car has its original jack (still wrapped in its factory wax paper so never used) and correct tools and operating manual.

 

The car is of very high standard and is an easy 8 1/2 out of 10 rating.

 

~~ This stately Shadow II is an excellent condition representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It makes for an excellent top condition tourer for either everyday driving or sunny weekend enjoyment! ~~


 

Interesting information on the Silver Shadow II series

 

The “II” mark provided considerable improvement over the earlier Silver Shadow. In 1977, the model was renamed the Silver Shadow II in recognition of several major changes, most notably rack and pinion steering, modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly, a dual exhaust along with the first-to-market fully automatic dual system air-conditioning system and a modernised and improved dash lay-out. The model represents the pinnacle in design features for the Silver Shadow series that started production in 1966.



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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 too.”

 

**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**

 

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 should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. 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. 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 hoses 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 42 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 most US states, 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. 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 +/-34 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 own a Rolls-Royce. 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.

~~oo00oo~~

~~ **Please note: This Rolls-Royce is part of the collection of a dear friend of mine. 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 7-10 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 ~~

VALUES:

Rolls-Royce values vary wildly, entirely dependent on their condition. There are, of course, other aspects that add or subtract from their values – Long Wheel Base versus regular, the year which dictated certain technical changes, etc. The colour alone, for example can make a big difference. So for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. Please remember, these are “plus-or-minus” figures:

 

Year:                     1977-1980
Make:                    Rolls-Royce

Model:                   Silver Shadow II

Show car:             $45,000+

Exceptional:        $35-40,000

Excellent:             $25-35,000

Good:                    $18-25,000

Average:               $12-18,000

Fair:                      $6-12,000

Basket case:         < $6,000

 

Hopefully this will provide a reference point for the Rolls-Royce being featured in this listing as it compares to the range of different condition examples. Please note, a very poor condition example that is tired and not maintained can easily demand some $30,000 in restoration to make it a "nice" example but remember, it will be no longer original. So don't be fooled by "cheap buys". For any specific questions about this unique example of a Rolls-Royce, please do not hesitate to contact me.

According to the London based investment research firm; Historic Automobile Group International, classic cars have appreciated on average, 13% per year since 1980, whilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. The following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. the S&P500.





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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow for Sale

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