1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

65,500 miles

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Park Ward Motors Museum
Crystal Lake, IL - View Seller
$58,500
Price excludes tax, title, license, and a documentary service fee.
$1,015/mo*
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Vehicle Info

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    Condition
    New
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    Trim
    N/A
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    Mileage
    65,500 miles
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    Stock #
    N/A
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    Engine
    6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8
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    Transmission
    Automatic
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    Drive Train
    RWD
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    Exterior Color
    2-Tone Sand Over Walnut (Metallic)
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    Interior Color
    Chocolate Connolly Hides With
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    Fuel
    Gasoline

Fuel Economy

N/A
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Premium Features

  • Well Maintained
  • Very Clean

Listing Analysis

Mileage
22,964 miles
below avg.
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Days Listed
235
Avg. Days Listed
N/A

Seller's Notes

Here is a stunningly beautiful Silver Wraith II that is a multiple show example. Finished in Silver Sand over Walnut with a dark chocolate Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome "dark chocolate" Connolly hides with tan piping and matching dark brown carpets. The same chocolate and tan theme carries through to the boot.

The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4” longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space.

This is an absolutely gorgeous car and ranks in amongst one the best examples in the “lightly restored” category of cars. Restored about 10 years ago, she is a totally unmolested example that has been exquisitely maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is all original presenting with no modifications - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio/ cassette player. This was a west coast car all its life and then a few years in Texas, 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 without scale or rust, of course. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual.

The Silver Wraith II presented here has been fully work-shop inspected by the Patk-Ward Motors Museum with all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 65,000 original miles, although the car looks like she has done 10,000 (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). She is a very solid car; incredibly 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. We would be as confident to say that she one of the best driving Silver Wraith IIs we have had.
As once quoted by an independent long time Rolls-Royce aficionado and respected enthusiast;

“For the record, that '79 Silver Wraith II currently for sale by Park-Ward Motors is the best driving Shadow era car that I have ever driven. Full Stop. End of story. It is the best there is. ....... Whoever gets that car is getting a real gem.”

The interior looks close to perfect. The dark chocolate leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather really has been lovingly preserved. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood was redone to “factory standard” by a leading California wood re-finisher at a cost of some $4,000. 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 and is like glass. And, you have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The grain and pattern with lights and darks makes it one of the most beautiful Rolls-Royce woods I have ever seen. Absolutely stunning!

The head lining is new exact factory broad cloth wool imported in from the UK and, of course, in "as new" condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition protected and cosseted by a new set of genuine Rolls-Royce moutons in matching brown. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in excellent condition.

The body on this Wraith II is straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car was repainted some 10 years ago and was a stunningly high quality job (in excess of $25,000). The finish is entirely consistent.


Seller Info

Park Ward Motors Museum
  • Open Now
  • (312) 428-4576
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6115 Lou Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

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$58,500
Price excludes tax, title, license, and a documentary service fee.
$1,015/mo*
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Seller Info

Park Ward Motors Museum
  • Open Now
  • (312) 428-4576
  • View Dealer Website
6115 Lou Street
Crystal Lake, IL 60014