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1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - 4 door saloon

Sale price: $49,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 03.10.2016

Sale type: Fixed price listing

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Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Shadow
Year: 1975
Type: 4 door sedan
Color: Cardinal red
Mileage: 69,000
Engine: 6.75 Liter Rolls-Royce V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 4 door saloon
Interior Color: light tan Connolly with burgundy piping
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - 4 door saloon for sale

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  • 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - 4 door saloon

Silver Shadow


Multiple show winning car.

including 2014 RROC best touring Shadow!




We are very proud to present what is arguably one of the nicest Silver Shadows available today. Finished in Cardinal red with tan fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings. The interior has handsome light tan (beige) Connolly hides with rich burgundy piping on the seats.

This is a true show winning car having taken out 1st prize at the 2014 Rolls-Royce (RROC) National meet in Pennsylvania and numerous other classic car shows over the last few years. A Canadian delivered car that has - unbelievably - never seen snow and is super clean throughout. Its most recent owner of the last 5 years was/is a passionate Rolls-Royce enthusiast that has meticulously maintained the car thru us at Park-Ward. Anything ever needed doing on the car was regularly attended to. So fussy is the owner. he would ship the car to us each year to attend to her needs. Review the number plates fitted to the car and this tells you the enthusiastic nature of its owner (1800 TU - a famous Rolls-Royce number plate). We think this is the best condition mid 70s Silver Shadow you will find.

Very importantly about this example. is that she is a regularly driven car - the best thing for a Silver Shadow. Its owner not only drove her regularly when not stored for the winter but would take her on long tours. This year from Toronto. Canada to the Pennsylvania RROC meet and in 2012 from Toronto down to the RROC meet in Kentucky. And. she always behaved sure and strong.

These are photos of Sir David Plastow. Chairman of Rolls-Royce from 1972 to 1980. Under his chairmanship. the world's "Best Cars" were produced. See him with 1800TU at the 2012 RROC National event.

      1975                                                   2012

"Man continually seeks a better way of life. He is constantly climbing out of one situation upwards into the next.

and the symbol of his success during most of this century has often been the type of car he drives. "

- Sir David Plastow. 1973 public statement

Sir David Plastow - Chairman of Rolls-Royce (1972-1980)
with "1800TU" at the 2012 RROC meet

There is something to be said about well maintained and regularly exercised Silver Shadows. This example is one of the nicest driving Shadows you will experience. Very much the product of a hand-built car. some are simply better than others. Well. this one is outstanding to drive. Very smooth. very quiet. very solid and without the hint of a rattle or thump. When she idles. you have to check that she is still running. Simply outstanding.

The car is very original in presentation. Everything is factory standard from the radio and 8-track down to the hubcaps. She was repainted some 10 years ago to a very high standard and carries the benefit of being finished in 2-stage clear over base delivering complete consistency and a very deep shine. When repainted. it was a "windows out" exercise at a cost of over $20. 00 with all new rubbers and gaskets fitted. There are no signs of any of the typical lead-wiping cracks at the usual places. The car is also free of any chips. scratches or marks. She is truly blemish free. Looking across all the panels. she is dead straight and very true without even a dimple. Her enthusiastic owner was a stickler for perfection and regularly polished & waxed her always finishing her off with a show quality detail. The body. paint. bright work. lights. glass. and intricate finishes are simply stunning.  

Fitted to the car is a European spec front air dam and non-operational fog lights which set the car off beautifully.  

The interior of this Silver Shadow is almost as perfect. The light tan and burgundy piped Connolly hide leather is 100% original from the factory. It is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears nor fading and very supple and soft – true to its Connolly characteristics - you can squeeze the leather between your fingers and have it bounce back when you let go. The leather really has been lovingly preserved.  

The burr walnut wood throughout the car is in entirely original. They are not perfect with the front door cappings showing minor signs of hair-line cracks in the clear lacquer. Because they are completely original. we decided not to redo them. but if you are seeking absolute perfection. please enquire about our refinishing service. We are the best in the country for Silver Shadow. As its stands. they are nonetheless lovely and certainly stunning for a 39 year old Rolls-Royce. The colour is deep. the grain rich and the finish smooth.  

The head lining is all original and in excellent condition. Likewise. is the finish to the dash and top-roll and the rear parcel shelf. The matching light tan Wilton wool carpets are in very good condition and nicely protected by the original Rolls-Royce “Mouton” (lambswool) rugs. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in great condition.

The Silver Shadow presented here has been work-shop inspected where all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 69. 00 and the overall condition of the car evidences. without doubt.  the mileage is correct (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior. under-hood. brake pedal etc).  

The white-wall Hankook tyres are new  from February 2014. The hubcaps are excellent with no imperfections having been machined buffed and then hand polished to a perfect shine. All remaining bright-work is in good condition. 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 been beautifully maintained in accordance with the rest of the car. The under-bonnet heat pads are like new! You must take the time to look at the photos of the engine bay as its presentation is like that of only a 5-10 year old example. Simply stunning!

As you would expect. this Silver Shadow comes with its original jack. correct tools and operating manual.

The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10 out of 10 driver rating.   

~~ This amazing Silver Shadow is an stunning example of the marque that is ready to be driven. enjoyed and shown at any car event. It is simply as perfect as you could expect for driving enjoyment. She is a show winner so you know more can be expected. but most importantly. she is simply a darling to own. ~~


For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below. The photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any. you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.

      Click HERE to see some 230 high resolution photos      

Stunning super soft Connolly hide leather


Correct hand-painted fine-lines to the wait-rails & hubcap beauty rings.


Beautiful unblemished paint finish

All new rubbers and gaskets


100% original interior finishes; radio. 8-track

100% original wood finishes from Crewe in 1975


Stunning super soft Connolly hide leather

Multiple show winning car

Featured in various Rolls-Royce publications

      Click HERE to see some 230 high resolution photos       

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. ”

RRMOTORSINC is a division of Park-Ward Motors and The Park-Ward Motors Museum. We can always be reached at +1-312-320-6996.

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

~~ Important note: the $2. 00 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid. or if no contact is received within that period. we reserve the right to offer the car to any other party. ~~


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 unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees. 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 40 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:

he 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 and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax. AutoCheck. etc. 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 +/-40 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.


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.




~~ **Please note: 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 ~~


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:                     1967-1976
Make:                    Rolls-Royce

Model:                   Silver Shadow

Show car:             $45. 00+

Exceptional:        $35-40. 00

Excellent:             $25-35. 00

Good:                    $18-25. 00

Average:               $12-18. 00

Fair:                      $6-12. 00

Basket case:         < $6. 00


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. 00 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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