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Sale price: $19,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 05.11.2013

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Color: Walnut metallic over Masons Black
Mileage: 92,000
Engine: 6.75 Rolls-Royce V8
Trim: Classic 4 door luxury sedan
Interior Color: Dark chocolate connolly hides with off-white pipin
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~~ For those of you who follow my auctions. I take pleasure in introducing another of our range of "lower priced" Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows. For those who are new to my offerings; we normally present Crewe cars that have been totally refurbished - often with expensive new paint jobs and cars that have been meticulously cosmetically restored to bring them to the highest standards (eg: $40-50. 00 Silver Shadows). These new "cheaper" range of Silver Shadows are equally good mechanical. electrical and operational cars that have all been thru the same high level workshop standards of the Park-Ward Motor Museum. carried out by our Rolls-Royce trained craftsmen without compromise. The difference is only minor aesthetic ones. For example. a car may have slight cosmetic flaws in the interior. or the paint or bright work which have not been addressed (as we do on our other cars) to keep the price down (around $30. 00). but are still very nice driver quality examples that can be enjoyed and shown with pride. Please enquire as to the specifics and then you. as the buyer. can then decide if you want to rectify these cosmetic aspects at your own leisure. Or. we can do them for you prior to delivery. Or. simply leave them as they are! Please note. in no way are any of the aesthetic items of a gross or major nature and your friends would possibly not even notice them. The car is still wonderful - as the photos clearly show! They are simply items that are considered quite acceptable for driver use and intentionally left to keep the purchase price down. We reiterate. NO compromise is made in the mechanical and operational maintenance and serviceability of our offerings - this is something we will never allow. Please enjoy! ~~













Roll-Royce Silver Shadow


 

1976


 

Very original presentation &


in superb mechanical condition

 


 

This is one of the last of the series 1 Silver Shadows made. It can be confidently said that the 1975-76 year manufactured Silver Shadows were the best of the series as they incorporated all of the technological and design enhancements developed over the life of the model (1966-76). Being VIN number 26518. makes this the 182nd LAST silver Shadow off the production line - out of some 20. 00 made. This car is so late in the series that it was made using one of the new Silver Shadow II bodies. This sees the later style gas tank relocated behind the rear seat along with other slight modifications. These examples are indeed rare.

 

This one is finished in Walnut metallic over Masons black with a Dark Chocolate Connolly hide interior and off-white seat piping. The floor rugs are a matching dark brown hemmed in black. The car is finished with hand-painted off-white fine-lines on the body waist-line and the hub-cap trim rings. The color is a stunning combination with the Walnut presenting as a rich bronze under typical light but then transforms into a deep copper hue in lower light and at night time. giving the car a very formal look. The chocolate leather finished off with the light piping sets the interior off perfectly. The rich brown carpets exquisitely complete the interior.

 

Mechanically. the car is in superior condition. Not only has the car been subject to all the regular workshop processes undertaken by the Park-Ward Motors Museum but being owned and regularly driven by our most senior Rolls-Royce mechanic. she is in absolutely tip-top shape. "Richard" has been a mechanic for some 40 years and has been with Park-Ward Motors since it was formed here in the USA. His experience and knowledge of Silver Shadows expands some 300+ cars and there is not a thing he does not know about them. Being his own personal weekender. Richard has done anything and everything needed on this Silver Shadow. This is TRULY one of those examples that could be driven across the United States tomorrow!  Everything from hydraulics. brakes. electricals. up to date services and maintenance and all features and functions are in the best shape. Everything on the car works as it should.

 

The body on the car is straight and the paint is very nice. It has been a Western USA car its entire life. It is was professionally repainted some 15 years so it presents well. Other than the odd chip and small blemish here and there as you might expect. the paint presents well. It is consistent. high in luster and presents ideally as a good quality driver example.

 

The interior of the car is lovely with its original Connolly hide leather showing only fair patina. Excellent testament of it being a well maintained example. All the wood is in excellent condition having been redone not too long ago. The finish is deep in gloss. very flat and smooth like glass. It is without any of the typical cracks or fractures in the lacquer most often seen. The headlining is very good and the carpet excellent. The deep grain and glossy finish of the rich grained wood in this example combined with the regal Walnut browns of the leather and paint make the interior of this car very rich and inviting. **For the winning bidder. a set of genuine Rolls-Royce lambswool mouton rugs are available (shown in trunk pics). **

 

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 all so clean and crisp. It has an updated radio/CD fitted with all new speakers discretely fitted in the correct speaker positions.

 

The chrome and bright work is very good without any pitting. The car comes with the correct jack. tools and operating manual.

 

This is a high ranking driver example that needs nothing else doing. It makes for a gorgeous “weekender” that you could take touring immediately. It is very rare that we would recommend "driving a Rolls-Royce home across the country" because we think buyers should exercise their purchase gently in readiness. But. as this example is regularly driven. toured and maintained by an expert Rolls-Royce mechanic we confidently say; "go for it!"

 





~~ Being a significantly well-above average example of a

 

 

Silver Shadow. she has been priced accordingly.

 

 

Notwithstanding. nbsp;we are open to sensible offers. ~~




 

International bidders are welcome.



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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.
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**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 25 year old car is predominantly comprised of 25 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 +/-37 year old vehicle. and while it is up to you. we normally recommend you familiarise yourself with the car before taking her on long journeys. We suggest having the car professionally shipped to your home but feel free to come buy her and drive her away!

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. ~~

VALUES:

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:                     1973-1976
Make:                    Rolls-Royce

Model:                   Silver Shadow
 

Show car:             $40. 00+

Exceptional:        $30-40. 00

Excellent:             $25-30. 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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