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LAST YEAR OF SMALL CHROME BUMPER US MODEL SILVER SHADOW

Sale price: $25,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 15.10.2014

Seller's notes: ""Super striking and impeccable condition and very rare & desirable last year for the US LHD model 'small chrome bumper' 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow in original and rare 'Astrakhan' color over a Beige Connolly leather interior""
Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Shadow
Year: 1972
Type: Sedan
Color: Astrakhan
Mileage: 88,800
Engine: V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Beige Connolly Leather
Interior Color: Beige
Vehicle Title: Clear
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LAST YEAR OF SMALL CHROME BUMPER US MODEL SILVER SHADOW for sale

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West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely striking and obviously exceptionally well maintained and very collectible example of this rare and last year of the legendary US LHD 'small chrome bumper' Rolls Royce Silver Shadows. a southern California 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with believed to be only 88K original miles and finished in the rare and beautiful original factory 'Astrakhan' (Code 9510026) color paint with its original 'Beige' (Trim code VM3234) color 'Connolly' leather hides interior and with Rolls Royce hubcaps and full Fawn carpeting and original Rolls Royce sheepskin rugs and rear foot rests.

The original striking factory color paintwork is in absolutely stunning condition and this is quite likely the finest example cosmetically that we have yet to come across with all the chromework including the Rolls Royce grille in absolutely outstanding and virtually flawless condition throughout! The interior is also in virtually completely original condition throughout with it's original leather seats and walnut woodwork. The leather dashboard is also original and in exceptional condition (always garaged from the sun) and the original mohair wool headliner is still virtually as new. The original and magnificent burled walnut woodwork is also in very fine condition throughout. All the power options and electric windows are working as they should as is the air conditioning.

A recent service was completed at the renown independent Rolls Royce specialists 'Frank McLain & Sons' of Encino. California and this particularly fine example was obviously always well maintained with a reported recent major brake and suspension overhaul. These cars are not slow and the engine purrs like a kitten. never stalls or idles rough and is extremely reliable - there is plenty of power to pull away at the lights and it cruises at high speeds with absolute ease. The transmission shift is almost imperceptibly smooth and the temperature always remains cool.

The Silver Shadow cost an almost impossibly expensive $19. 00 when introduced in 1965. more than three times as much as its contemporary US luxury sedan. the Cadillac Sedan de Ville and yet it was an absolute sensation with everyone from heads of state to captains of industry and celebrities around the world wanting to be seen owning one! Despite the increased production from Rolls Royce's earlier models. demand could not be met and there was a two year waiting list meaning that some enterprising individuals ordered. purchased and immediately resold these cars at a profit to someone lacking the patience for Crewe's two year wait! Rolls Royce eventually increased production to meet demand and by the end of the Silver Shadow run in 1980 there was a plentiful supply of used models available which has until recently kept the market prices down on these luxurious cars. But with fewer and fewer unabused and well maintained models being left available. with many having fallen victim to negligent owners who deffered the necessary maintenance. a stunning and obviously well maintained example like this particular car is sure to prove a very astute investment for any classic Rolls Royce or Bentley enthusiast. Most enthusiasts will agree that a good rule of thumb with any Silver Shadow is to buy the best you can afford!

It is truly a sensual car that you can drive with your fingertips. smooth and relatively silent. it's thoroughly therapeutic for both drivers and passengers. The delightful precision action of the electrically powered steering column gear change and the ultra light weighted power steering allows one to park this 5000lbs of pure luxury with literally one finger and this long but actually quite slender car is anything but ponderous thanks to it's torque and brilliant turning radius!

This particular model drives particularly well and must be driven to be fully appreciated. Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this rare and very collectible and super striking last year US LHD small chrome bumper model 1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow. obviously always garaged with no signs of any accidents and no rust and always owned since new by obviously only very particular owners - never abused!

For those who are unfamiliar. Rolls Royce no longer exists as it had for over one hundred years. This is the last in the original line of cars hand built in the legendary Rolls Royce factory in Crewe. England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is indeed a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history. from a time when Rolls Royce was truly building the world's finest automobiles - a great investment for the Rolls Royce enthusiast or collector or simply an outstandingly striking example of a very rare and unusual looking Rolls Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner!

For further information contact West Coast Classics through EBay or on 310-399-3990 during regular California business hours.
WEST COAST CLASSICS. LLC Please note: TERMS OF SALE: YOU BID TO OWN: This vehicle is being sold by West Coast Classics. LLC; we are licensed and bonded vehicle dealers in the state of California. Please note that all vehicles sold to be registered in the state of California will be charged California sales tax on the final EBay sales price and any required DMV licensing. smog. documentation and registration fees. If leaving the state or country. the vehicle must be picked up by a professional licensed auto transportation company that can provide a bill of lading. otherwise California sales tax will be charged. (All licensed auto transport companies provide these). Any out of the state and international buyers will upon completion of the sale be sent by FEDEX the title and bill of sale for the vehicle and will be personally responsible for any sales tax and licensing and registration fees in their home state or province. All bids are legal and binding contracts to purchase the vehicle and by bidding you are hereby entering into a legal and binding contract to purchase the vehicle and agreeing to accept and abide by these terms of sale: Mechanical inspections welcomed; if you wish to inspect the vehicle you must do so before bidding; upon request seller will be happy to deliver the vehicle to a local Santa Monica mechanic of your choice for your prepaid inspection before the reserve price is met. Once the reserve price is met this vehicle is to be considered sold in ‘as is. where is' condition to the highest bidder with no guaranties or warranties implied or given. Please have all funds available before bidding as a $1. 00 non-refundable deposit is required from the winning bidder within 48 hours (2 business days) of auction end; an immediate $500 non-refundable deposit is required through Ebay's Paypal service to end the auction early if the "Buy it now" option is exercised and the balance in full is due within ten days of auction end in any case. In the case these terms of sale are not met seller reserves the right to either re-list the vehicle or offer the vehicle to the next highest bidder. Seller reserves the right to end the auction at any time before the reserve price is met. Payment by bank wire transfer. cash in person or cashiers check only. All inspections must be done prior to bidding. The non-refundable deposit in the amount of $1. 00 is due within 48 hours of the auction end via bank wire transfer or cashier's check via overnight mail. The full payment must be completed within 10 days regardless of a pick up date. In the event the deposit is not posted within the required period of time. the vehicle will be offered for sale to the next subsequent high bidder or relisted for sale. This is to be considered an absolute sale and the buyer is required to comply with all of my conditions in these terms of sale. By placing a bid and winning the auction you hereby agree to abide completely with these terms of sale and the terms of sale are to be considered a legal and binding purchase agreement. Once again. please note that there are no inspections to be made after the auction ends - please be sure to complete any inspection before bidding. The Seller reserves the right to cancel any bid at any time and to end the auction early for any reason. The seller makes every effort to describe in detail any known flaws in the vehicle and includes many detailed and recent photos of the vehicle. The mileage on the vehicle is correct at the time of listing but obviously subject to minor changes necessary to complete delivery of the vehicle to the buyer and test drives etc. Please note that all used vehicles. especially classic and older vehicles. are by definition unique and complex and their condition. for better or worse. must always be considered a subjective opinion to each individual. Therefore the seller shall not be responsible for the absolute correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no guaranties or warranty in connection therewith. Vehicles are sold with one master key unless otherwise stated. Vehicles are sold with handbooks and manuals only if stated in the advertisement. No allowance will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value of the vehicle before bidding and to bid based upon that judgment solely. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs whatsoever regardless of any oral or written statements about the vehicle. Good luck and thanks for your interest!

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