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Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.

Sale price: $35,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 30.01.2014

Seller's notes: "All Rolls-Royces offered by the Park-Ward Motors Museum are subject to complete inspection by experienced & trained Rolls-Royce craftsmen. Anything requiring repair is attended to professionally & without compromise. This is something we are very proud of & upon which our reputation is built. Of course you are still buying a used car that is subject to the normal course of age, but our cars are restored, serviced & thoroughly work shopped examples prior to being offered for sale. Then once sold, undergo an intensive "predelivery commissioning" process to ensure everything is in tip-top shape. So thorough is this process, that we require a minimum 7 day period to complete. No one else selling a Rolls-Royce does this, so it makes good sense to buy thru us. A Rolls-Royce from us is, by far, in much better condition than any other you will typically find. As such, you may not be buying the cheapest price Rolls-Royce but you will certainly be buying the best! This is our promise."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Shadow
Year: 1977
Type: 4 door sedan
Number of Doors: 4
Color: Garnet (deep burgundy/plum non-metallic)
Mileage: 61,000
Engine: 6.75 Rolls-Royce V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Shadow II sedan
Interior Color: Beige (light tan)
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car. for sale

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  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.
  • Rare regal colour combination in beautiful condition. Texas/Arizona car.

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II


A stunning and beautiful presenting example!


Here is a really beautiful and original looking example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in Garnet with a rich burgundy Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings. "Garnet" is an interestingly beautiful colour in that it takes on a rich blood-red hue under strong sunlight but then transforms into a deep plum-black at night. giving the car a very formal appearance. The interior has elegant light tan (beige) Connolly hides with matching Wilton carpets.

This is a wonderful example that has been nicely maintained and presents in very fine condition. It is primarily all original - right down to the original Blaupunkt push button radio and separate cassette player. This was a south-western state car (Texas and Arizona) all its life so it is a “dry” car that has had a garaged environment. As a result. it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has all the evidence of a well maintained example.

This Silver Shadow II has been work-shop inspected by Park-Ward Motors with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes flushing the system and new fluid. checking of all pumps. accumulators. rotors. calipers. brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 61. 00 and although this is not verifiable. the mileage is commensurate with the condition. It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical “thumps” and “rattles” typical of poor (or even averagely) maintained examples of this model. Mechanically the car is subject to the strong reputation of Park-Ward Motors which is responsible for any and all refurbishment. repairs. maintenance and service. Far too much to list here but we go over every single mechanical and operational part of the car to ensure all is in good shape and conforms with Rolls-Royce standards. If anything is found to be faulty. it is repaired and attended to responsibly and professionally to ensure good working condition. This includes the complex hydraulic and braking system which can be a costly repair if not attended to professionally by experts such as ourselves. We go through the whole system bringing it up to date with maintenance and service.

The interior presents extremely well with original Connolly hides as used exclusively by Rolls-Royce. There is some light creasing on the driver seat back rest but it is the typical patina you expect and looks nice. The wood has all been refinished by Park-Ward which involves a labour intensive process of some 20+ coats of clear lacquer. This includes the complete dash. all 4 doors and the rear passenger vanity mirrors. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning. Carpets are good and headliner in fine condition. There are minor marks on the headliner over the rear seat which is a result of Rolls-Royce methods of gluing the headliner in place. This is typical to all cars and simply mentioned for clear disclosure. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is good condition.

The body on this Shadow II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car was repainted some 5-10 years ago and presents well. There are some small chips. marks and blemishes but only minor and far less typical for the age. There are some stress cracks in the paint in various places caused by Rolls-Royces' method of “lead wiping” which is typical and common to the Silver Shadow series. These are not objectionable and the car presents with a glossy and consistent finish. A new Everflex vinyl top was fitted by Park-Ward and this looks very regal. As part of preparing the car. all the chrome and bright work was removed and machine buffed then hand polished prior to reassembly. This includes the grill. headlight surrounds. bumpers. side mouldings. internal door scuff plates and kick panels and all 4 hubcaps. Upon final assembly all retaining screws are “aligned” in the Rolls-Royce tradition. The polishing process makes the car look like new.

The car has near new whitewall 235/75/15 high quality Goodyears fitted and the hubcaps are excellent with no imperfections in the stainless or beauty rings. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light.

The car is of very high standard and is an easy 8 out of 10 driver rating.

~~ This very regal Silver Shadow II is an excellent representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It makes for an excellent every day driver or sunny weekender. Take her to your next Rolls-Royce meet with pride and pleasure! ~~

Interesting information on the Silver Shadow II series:

The “II” mark provided considerable improvement over the earlier Silver Shadow. In 1977. the model was renamed the Silver Wraith II (Shadow II) in recognition of several major changes. most notably rack and pinion steering. modifications to the front suspension which improved handling markedly. a dual exhaust along with the first-to-market fully automatic dual system air-conditioning system and a modernised and improved dash lay-out. The model represents the pinnacle in design features for the Silver Shadow series that started production in 1966. This particular Silver Shadow II is the 133rd Silver Shadow II off the production line and so represents one of the first of some 10. 00 built of the series.

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 150 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 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.

Doors and windows:-

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:

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 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 +/-25 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: 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. 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:                     1977-1980
Make:                    Rolls-Royce

Model:                   Silver Shadow II

Show car:             $40. 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.

"RRMOTORSINC": Qualified & experienced in Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years

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