Silver Shadow II
Totally original presentation
and in exceptional condition
This is a very fine Silver Shadow II finished in 2-tone Pewter (metallic) over Brewster green (non-metallic) with dark green fine-lines to the waistlines. The interior is finished in very rare and striking “House of Commons” green Connolly hide leather with matching carpets and dash. This totally original and factory combination is rarely seen on Shadow IIs and is handsomely striking. The combination ties in very well with the exterior colour scheme.
This is a very clean and original Texan example its whole life that was well cared for by its 2 previous mature owners. It is totally original in presentation with no modifications. It does have an Alpine stereo system fitted in the mid 80s in addition to its factory Pioneer tape deck in its original position. A nice genuine touch.
The body on this Shadow II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car appears to be mostly original with only the lower Brewster green having been repainted recently. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true and the paint is pretty much perfect. The top half paint presents well, as clearly depicted in the photos, but does have minor little marks here and there and slight fade but very minimal (only mentioned out of clear disclosure) in some areas and totally within what one would expect for being 43 years old. The very fact the top half is original just confirms the cosseted life the car has had. Normally, for Silver Shadow, metallic paints are “done” well before this. It does have the Rolls-Royce signature stressing at the base of the A & C pillars, but these are quite minimal and overall is otherwise in amazing condition given the age of the paint finish. Certainly, it needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. Being a Texan car, the underside is entirely rust free and very clean. Overall, the car is minor on blemishes and marks so presents well – well above average for a Rolls-Royce of this age. As a daily driver, the paint presents as a 9 out-of-10.
The rich green interior presents stunningly, very clean and fresh with the leather in an excellent state. Importantly, and rare to see today, the Connolly hides have NEVER been re-dyed. This is something quite unique as usually the leather after this many years becomes soiled and begins to crack. This is the best testament for the car being a low-mileage and well-cared for example. The leather is not only “clean” but remains supple with the perfect amount of gentle patina. The dramatic green is stunning but I guess you need to like green – I happen to love it!
The wood on this Shadow II is also all original. A couple of minor hair-line fractures in the door cappings are quite welcomed with the knowledge that the finish is totally factory original. Further testament of a well-kept example. The dash is very nice also. The wood otherwise presents quite well; not perfect, but very nice!
Further bonuses include; rear parcel shelf in excellent condition and very clean broad-cloth headlining in the rare sage green – only ever used with green interior (otherwise normally beige or grey). The signature Wilton wool carpets are in excellent shape. The factory supplied mouton overlay rugs are a great touch and are in good condition. The rich green carpeting theme carries through to the trunk and is in great condition, bar a couple of small marks near the battery compartment on the left.
All features, gauges, instruments and electrics work well. All interior lights and dash lights are all fully working. Heater and air-conditioning are fully functional. These are all thoroughly gone thru by Park-Ward. For example, we service all the windows to ensure smooth and swift up and down movement (windows often get very slow on Silver Shadows).
Mechanically, the car is subject to the 40 year service and restoration experience of the Park-Ward Motor Museum’s private workshop and trained RR mechanics and craftsmen. Like every other car delivered by Park-Ward it comes with everything in excellent working and operating condition, fully inspected and serviced. This includes the all-important hydraulics & brakes – fully inspected and pressure tested with any parts replaced and/or over-hauled as required – reservoir, pumps, accumulators, valves, hoses, calipers. All electrics; seats, windows, gauges and instruments are fully gone thru and serviced as required. The climate control in good working order with the heater nice and hot and the air conditioning blowing icy cold. In summary, the car is shipped with everything fully operational, down to the smallest light bulb. Truly “turn-key”.
The 41,000 odd miles, although not verifiable by documentation, is clearly evident when you look closely at the various finishes. For example, the chrome and bright-work around the car is excellent and the condition of the leather, tells the full story. This is a hard car to fault and will drive you very strong. As you would expect from a car of this mileage that has been well maintained, it comes with its original manual, tools and jack.
~~ This is a lovely example of the Silver Shadow II marque which presents very well in its 2-tone Pewter over Brewster exterior, complementing handsomely with its stunning, rare green leather interior. It is not quite a show car but an excellent 10-out-of-10 daily driver that is in all-round way above average condition. ~~
~~International buyers always welcome ~ we have sold and shipped 100’s world-wide.~~
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