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1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!

Sale price: $8,700.00 make an offer
Last update: 06.03.2014

Seller's notes: "This car makes an excellent appearance, the interior is even nicer. It runs and drives well. It is obviously a 34 year old Rolls Royce, so she has some needs....but not much. There is a lot of value here for very little dollars....."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Rolls-Royce
Model: Other
Year: 1980
Type: Sedan
Color: Walnut/ Silver Sand
Mileage: 18,000
Engine: 8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Shadow
Interior Color: Creme
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value! for sale

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  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!
  • 1980 Shadow, nice straight body, excellent interior, drives well, great value!

This is a nice proper Rolls Royce Siiver Shadow. a 1980 US model. as best as I can discern.

It's finished in a two tone scheme. as I think most all these cars were. with the top sections in what appears to be a "champagne" or "smoke silver" finish--silver sand I think? The bottoms/sides are in a dark brown metallic. I believe it is called Walnut.

It makes a really. really good appearance. inside and out. The interior is especially nice. The odometer shows approximately 17000 miles. but PLEASE NOTE: This car is being sold "mileage exempt" under Ga law (vehicles more than 10 years old). I have a fairly recent ticket from last year that shows a remove/repair/and re-install on the speedometer for a broken gear. so I need to make that clear. Frankly. many facets of the car do look like 17k miles. but I want to make sure that I give total disclosure on the miles.

As with any 34 year old British car. there are good and bad features. I will do my best to give you the most accurate description:

THE GOOD

Bodywork makes an excellent appearance. Take a look at the photos. Panel fitment is excellent all the way around. Paintwork also looks nice. but is not perfect. The silver finished portion is beginning to show some wear in the clearcoat. I would not paint it. it still looks good. Interior is exceptionally nice. There is minor entry/exit wear on the driver's seat. others are extremely good. Headliner is near perfect. Dash and door wood trim is above excellent. Nice Nardi steering wheel too. She runs and drives well. The receipt mentioned above includes and full carburettor and choke rebuild. as well as a new fuel filter and oil service It tracks straight and true. Has a nice set of Michelins all the way around. although I cannot find the date code. which leads me to believe they are older. The wheel covers are correct and in very good shape. Braking system works well without issue. No rotor pulse or warning lights. I know this is an expensive proposition on these cars. and there is a receipt from the late 2000's for a brake overhaul to the tune of about $7000. There is also a receipt for what appears to be a new hydro accummulator on the suspension. somewhere in the middle/late 80's.

More Good:

All power windows. central locking. and power seat functions are working. Has the original Blaupunkt analog pushbutton US radio. and the original dash mounted Pioneer cassette player in its small cubby hole (don't know if it works. can't find a cassette!). Lights. brake lights. etc. all work withtout issue. Carpets look excellent. and it has the expensive lambswool floor mats that are also well kept. I have what appear to be the original books. manuals. driver's guides. etc in the proper leather pouch. Not smoky. and no foul odors. Glass looks to be orginal and in excellent shape.

THE BAD (and it's not that bad):

My paintmeter shows that the left front fender has been painted. and I think. blended into the driver's door. It is not obvious. but he clear reducer is beginning to shrink a bit on that fender. Doesn't need repair today. maybe a year or two down the road. She is very cranky at coldstart. Smooths out much better after reaching operating temp. Perhaps the choke rebuild needs some fine tuning? AC compressor is working and blows cold air. but blower fan is really noisy. I would think that a rebuild or replacement would be on tap. Trunk is nicely original. but has some stains. and needs a thorough clean with hot water extractor. Hood pad is overall very good. but appears to hava a hidden visitor there once. and he ate a bit of the insulation (see photo). It has no original RR keys. I assume you can buy them? (They were lost after the death of the owner and the transfer to the child). I am sure that a finely honed RR tech will find more. Don't they always? I did mention it is a 34 year-old Rolls Royce. right?

 

There is a lot to like about this car. Take another look at the photos. and the average person would be amazed to know its age. The interior is really great--leather. wood. and chrome trim are super good. With a little TLC. and the right Rolls wrench. you can have a beautiful motorcar for not a lot of dollars.

The car belongs a client's wife. who received it after her mother passed. It was used as a halo piece for the family's formalwear shop. hence the limited use. Since she has passed. they clients have no place to keep it. nor the interest in keeping it up. (They aren't "car people"). And as you already know. not driving these things is about the worst thing you can do to them. If you will call or email me. I will do my best to give you the most accurate and honest answers I can. Please note: I know there are many long distance and international buyers on Ebay. But I will NOT sell you this car until you have. at the very least. talked with the most recent tech who has worked on it. He spoke highly of the car and will tell you what he honestly knows. He would give you a a good PPI for very little money.

This is not usually my kind of car (it's not German). But these are good folks who need some help. and someone will get a lovely motorcar for far less than the price of a basic pickup truck. Check me out at www. encoremacon. com. I am about an hour south of ATL Hartsfield airport and can help you with transportation. logistics. etc. My feedback is 100% and I want to keep it that way. Paypal is OK for the intial deposit. but wire only for the balance. I have the lien free GA title in hand. I do not have any additional fees or "doc"fees. but governement fees for GA residents (such as TAVT. title. temp tag). may be applicable.

Thanks for looking! Let's find her a good home!

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