This is one very beautiful Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow finished in “Silver Mink” with Navy Connolly hide interior and matching floor rugs. The car is finished with hand-painted blue fine-lines on the body waist-line and the hub-cap trim rings. The color is a stunning combination with the Silver Mink presenting as a light blue/green silver under typical light but then transforms into a very elegant and under-stated “straight silver” in lower light and at night time, giving the car a very formal look. The navy leather sets the interior off perfectly.
The car is truly immaculate and is a border-line show car.
The body on the car is straight as a die and the paint is simply stunning. It has been a South Western USA car its entire life and was professionally repainted in the last 10 years at a ridiculous cost of some $30,000. This is how fussy the previous owner was. It was a complete repaint with all chrome off, door jams done correctly and all new rubbers and gaskets used. The quality is amongst the best you will see. Today it remains close to perfect but for a slight imperfection on the top of the left door (see pic). Other than that, which can easily be rectified, it is without a scratch nor chip nor mark. You could comfortably describe it as “perfect” – completely consistent, high in luster and no signs of any over-spray on any externally fitted part. In fact, all bright-work is so deep in luster, that I am certain they were all highly buffed and polished during the repaint phase (door sills, hubcaps, etc).
The interior of the car is in stunning condition with virtually perfect original Connolly hide leather. Excellent testament to its relatively low mileage (any lines you may see in the photos are the “natural” creases in the leather – for some reason, they are accentuated in the photos whereas in real life the seats present with welcoming patina that is just gorgeous). The leather is soft and supple. All the wood is amazing having been completely redone at a cost of some $4,000. This includes, dash, console, doors, vanity mirrors and front & rear window surrounds. The headlining is also in incredible condition without any stains or smoking discolouration. Carpets are likewise. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich grained wood in this example combined with the regal Navy blue make the interior of this car very rich and inviting. Overall it is like new and smells like it too.
All interior feature and functions are fully operational including all electrics – seats, windows, gauges, clock etc. The A/C blows icy cold and heater working well. Everything is also clean and crisp. It has its original push-button radio and factory installed 8-track cassette – not many left these days.
Mechanically, the car is in superior condition and the presentation under the bonnet and under carriage clearly shows that. It has not been “done-up” for sale but maintained in original condition. The car has been incredibly maintained on a very much “no expense spared” basis. This includes all hydraulics and brakes which have been inspected and tested, working well. Exhaust is good. The car has been fully work-shop inspected. The car is fitted with a matching set of Michelin Symmetry thin white-wall tyres which look fantastic on a Silver Shadow. The car comes with the correct jack, tools and operating manual.
This is a true and undisputable 10 out of 10 driver example that needs nothing else doing and, to reiterate to make the point, is a border-line show car example. It makes for a gorgeous “weekender” that you could also take to your next RR meet with pride and joy.
Please take the time to look at the photo link below to many additional photos where I have endeavored to capture how pretty this car is. Please feel free to ask any and all questions you may have as it is an as-is auction.
Location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
See listing: STUNNING 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow (from October 26, 2018)