1 of 10 ever made. Super rare special Long Wheel Base. Stunning in all aspects!
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Last update: 27.09.2013
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1 of 10 ever made. Super rare special Long Wheel Base. Stunning in all aspects! for sale
Very rare special order Long Wheel Base
1 of only 10 ever made
(1 of 3 left-hand drive)
Restored & recommissioned by Rolls-Royce experts
This is an amazingly rare Long Wheel Base ("LWB") Silver shadow. 1 of only 10 ever built. Four such cars were built for the English Royal Family and another 6 special order built for VIPs and dignitaries. Only half of these were left-hand drive. This is one of those very special cars and we believe this is the only one in the United States. They offer considerable more "limousine feel" than later model Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base Rolls-Royces because of their interior design. The slimmer front seats provide notably increased rear leg room and with no headrests. nbsp;the interior is much roomier.
This special example is very handsomely restored by Park-Ward Motors in 2-tone Shell Grey over Tudor Grey with ebony hides and hand painted black fine-lines on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings. The colour combination is quintessentially Rolls-Royce and contrasted with the black Connolly hides. simply looks stunning by its formality.
From a website created by Marinus Rijkers who has been life-long dedicated to Rolls-Royce motor cars. we thank him for the following extract:
Other identifying features included a chromed plenum chamber cover and rear license plate cover. Nice little touches to further distinguish her as a rare example.
This gorgeous LWB Silver Shadow has just recently undergone considerable refurbishment by The Park-Ward Motor Museum. The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray of some $20. 00 and carried out by Park-Ward's experienced Rolls-Royce body-shop. The paint is perfect without a single stone-chip. scratch or mark - not a single one - and the finish is superb.
When the car was repainted it was completely stripped of all fittings and windows out. Every piece of stainless steel was removed and machined buffed and then hand-polished before final assembly so they look stunning. This includes the grill. headlight brows. rocker spears. hubcaps and minor finishers. Even the door-jam stainless sill moulds were removed during the painting process and machined buffed. When refitted. many new rubbers. gaskets and seals were used. The black single fine-lines (in keeping with factory specification) were painted by steady-hand & the finest squirrel brush. in accordance with the Rolls-Royce tradition.
The interior is amazingly immaculate and of virtual brochure quality.
The African burl walnut wood is immaculate with the dash face. console. top-roll dash-pad finisher. window finishers. all 4 doors. rear seat picnic tables and rear vanity mirrors having been recently redone by Park-Ward's own craftsmen. The process was done at considerable cost and in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between coats - no less than 25! The final finish on the wood is to the factory specification "satin" finish and is simply stunning (should you prefer the full gloss look. we can do this for you).
The leather is 100% original and absolutely lovely with no tears or cracks and presents beautifully without even having been re-Connollised or re-dyed. It is factory virgin! Any line or marks you see in the photos are the natural creases synonymous with Connolly hide leather. The leather remains incredibly soft and supple which is almost impossible to see on these Silver Shadows these days. The carpets are also the original factory Wilton wool fitments and are in excellent condition. The headlining and rear parcel shelf in the car is brand new Broad-cloth wool in light grey specially ordered in from the UK for this car and is an exact match of the factory fitment. All glass and interior finishes are in wonderful condition.
All features and functions are working; electric windows. electric seats etc. The air conditioning system is fully serviced and blows icy cold. Many new electrical items were replaced and serviced. For example. 4 brand new headlights of the correct period style lens were fitted. These were over $400 as opposed to less than $50 for common replacements. It is this attention to detail that makes Park-Ward Motors very different to others. And our sign of committment to the faithful preservation of the marque.
Mechanically. this Silver Shadow is a very fine example. It has been fully workshop inspected with anything required doing. attended to by Park-Ward's Rolls-Royce mechanics and craftsmen. The engine is smooth and quiet and the steering light but tight. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes were all fully inspected and serviced as required. This included full cleaning and of the reservoir and flushing the system. brake pumps. new accumulators. checking of all calipers. rotors and brake hoses (servicing as required) and system pressure tested and bled. Many other serviceable parts were replaced and items attended to and repaired as needed. It is ready to drive and enjoy.
This Silver Shadow drives particularly well. considerably quieter and smoother than you would normally expect for any other Shadow of this era. Mileage is not verifiable but commensurate with the car's pre-restoration condition. The white-wall tyres fitted to the car were also a special order by Park-Ward to ensure it was in keeping with the cross-ply polyester style tyres used by Rolls-Royce back in 1967. Right down to the width of the whitewall. These are H78-15 reproduction period correct tyres and they are brand new. They look and drive fantastic.
All features. functions and electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. The car has its original push-button radio. Tee summary of work and cost is as follows:
Paint - $20. 00 Bright-work. rubbers & external fittings - $3. 00 Interior refurbishment including wood refinishing - $5. 00 Mechanical service. repairs & tyres - $10. 00 Sundry restoration items & procedures - $4. 00
~~ This Silver Shadow is one of those hard-to-find VERY SPECIAL examples that only come up rarely. It has had a considerable amount of money spent on restoring her to correct and original specifications. It is an excellent collectible purchase for a buyer who wants a mint Silver Shadow with nothing to spend on her. This one is truly ready to "go and show". ~~
This rare collectable Silver Shadow is priced for its uniqueness as a 1-of-10 example and its stunning condition. Accordingly. please be respectful in making an offer.
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.
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 entusiasts) 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. ”
We at Park-Ward Motors – the things we do.
When our Rolls-Royces are commissioned for resale. they are indeed professionally and correctly “fully work-shopped”. No corners are cut. And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition. There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of the various processes. this is one such example of what we do:
Doors and windows:-
Every car has its interior door panels removed. If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer. repairing the veneer if there is damage. staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical “slow window syndrome”. All tracks. chains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted. these are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”. another common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked. repaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original. All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks. handles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment.
Take this example and apply it to the many. many different aspects of Rolls-Royce restoration. service and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.
**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 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 45 year old car is predominantly comprised of 45 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 25 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 mostUSstates. 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 +/-46 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.
~~ **Please note: This Rolls-Royce is part of the collection of the Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a professional collector and experienced restorer and I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of my cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing. once this Rolls-Royce is sold. I will put the car back 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". This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery to ensure the car is in excellent order. This all done at NO CHARGE. Who else selling a Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! This provides the buyer the peace of mind to purchase with complete confidence. 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 their skills. please contact me thru my eBay home page where I can direct you to see 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. Rarity is the biggest driving factor. The colour alone. for example can also 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:
Model: Silver Shadow
Show car: $45. 00+
Exceptional: $35-45. 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.
"RRMOTORSINC": Qualified & experienced in Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years
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