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Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!

Sale price: $42,000.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.02.2014

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: 1972
Type: 4 door sedan
Number of Doors: 4
Color: 2 -tone Magnolia (Cream) over Old Ivory
Mileage: 25,000
Engine: 6.75 Rolls-Royce V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: sedan
Interior Color: "House of Lords" deep red/burgundy
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection! for sale

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  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!
  • Fully restored "Park-Ward" car. Low mileage Calfornian eg. from new. Perfection!




Silver Shadow



(Last of the chrome bumper models)


Detailed restoration by Rolls-Royce experts

This is a very meticulously restored Silver Shadow saloon finished in 2-tone Magnolia over Old Ivory with "House of Lords" burgundy red. The waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings are accented with matching burgundy hand-painted fine lines. The colour combination is very elegant that presents beautifully and regally. In any setting the car takes on a very formal appearance. Contrasted with the rich red Connolly hides she simply looks stunning.

This is a Californian car - its whole life - so is very clean and dry throughout without a spec of rust (before or after restoration!). It sports a "factory supplied" electric sun-roof which is quite rare for these early Shadows. The car has seen little use in its life having been dry stored on and off for many years. The car is so "clean" throughout that we believe the 25. 00 miles is original.

When Park-Ward acquired the car. it was very straight and completely dent free and overall clean. It sported 100% original paint. albeit it showing signs of fading and light scratches. The interior was clean and complete. It could easily have been described as in "drivable condition" but in order to achieve perfection. this gorgeous Silver Shadow has undergone considerable refurbishment.

The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray costing some $18. 00 and carried out by Rolls-Royce experts - Park-Ward Motor Museum's experienced RR body-shop. New front and rear window rubbers were fitted along with side window lower rubbers. body gaskets. clips. boot seal. edge finishers and sun-roof seal. All the bright work was removed and machined polished and then hand polished upon finally reassembly. This includes the grille. headlight brows. bumpers. side mouldings. rocker mouldings. door handles. bonnet moulding. hub caps. inner sill mouldings and door entry scuff plates. The finish is as good as you would hope for. To complete the "new-look" brand new tail lamp lenses and front turn signals and headlights were fitted!

The interior is like new and is brochure quality.

The Italian burl walnut wood is immaculate with the dash. console and rear vanity mirrors all original. Very rare for a Silver Shadow as the lacquer is usually peeling and cracked. This only further proves the car was a well cared for garaged example. The door wood and top roll windshield finisher have been redone by a previous owner and the finish is good. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning.

The leather is soft & supple with no tears or cracks and present beautifully having been re-Connollised (not the same as simple re-dying). It is completely original and just lovely. Any line or marks you see in the photos are the natural creases synonymous with Connolly hide leather. The Wilton wool carpets bound in leather are like new. The headlining in the car is excellent and we only refinished the rear parcel shelf as a result of some light staining. This was done in the factory correct wool broad-cloth as per Rolls-Royce specifications.

All features and functions are working; electric windows. electric seats etc. The air conditioning blows icy cold with new hoses and valves having been recently fitted.

Mechanically. this Shadow is a very fine example. Just a look at the engine bay pictures is testament to that. It has been detailed 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 servicing the reservoir (flushed and bled). brake pumps. accumulators rebuilt. valves. master cylinder. lines. replaced every flexible hydraulic hose. service calipers and then final system pressure tested and bled. Many other serviceable parts were replaced and items attended to and repaired as needed. This includes the exhaust. It is ready to drive and enjoy.

This Silver Shadow also drives very well. considerably quieter and smoother than you would normally expect for any Shadow of this era. Mileage is not verifiable but. commensurate with the car's pre-restoration condition. we believe it to be original. The white-wall tyres are in good usable condition with 80% tread.

As mentioned previously. the hubcaps have been machine polished and are excellent with no imperfections in the stainless or painted trim rings. The pin-striping on the beauty rings are finished in the original hand-painted technique using only the finest squirrel hair brushes and applied by an artisan with the steadiest of hands.   All remaining bright-work is in excellent condition as are the chrome bumpers which are in beautiful condition.

Every single feature and function is operating as it is supposed to and electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. A total of some $30. 00 has been spent.


Paint & finishers - $18. 00 Interior refurbishment  - $3. 00 Mechanical service and repairs - $9. 00 Sundry restoration items & procedures - $2. 00

As you would expect. the car comes with its correct operating manual. spare tyre. tools and jack. And no. this car has never seen snow except for this photo shoot!

~~ This Silver Shadow is one of those hard-to-find examples where a considerable amount of money has been spent on restoring her to correct and original specifications. It is an excellent purchase for a buyer who simply wants a 9. 5 out of 10 Silver Shadow and does not want to spend anything on her. This one is ready to "go and show". ~~


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 (if any!) in considerable detail.


Click HERE to see some 150 high resolution photos












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.

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 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. ~~


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

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