Silver Shadow II
Gorgeous clean & tidy example
What can you say about this
stunning combination Silver Shadow II finished in white with hand-painted fine
lines in burgundy to the waist lines and the hubcap beauty rings. The Connolly interior is finished in rich
burgundy with Magnolia matching piping. The interior makes for a striking
combination with the exterior.
This is one of the last of the series of Silver Shadows ever made and was a Californian car most of its earlier life and then resided in Missouri but for storage purposes only for the last few years.
It is primarily an original presenting Silver Shadow II that was recently lightly restored by the
This Shadow II is very straight with the paint in overall nice presentation. The paint is actually mostly original which is quite rare for these cars considering the paint on these cars would rarely "go the distance". It is not perfect and there are signs of age to include chips, blemishes, minor crazing and signature fractures in the lead-wiping areas of the car (Rolls-Royce used a process known as "lead-wiping" in which lead was used to join body panels as opposed to bondo. It was a true craftsmen process - lost in modern car manufacturing methods. With this art, came issues of the lead expanding and contracting at a different rate to the steel and aluminum on the car causing certain places of the overlying paint to stress crack. Literally, every Silver Shadow ever made now displays this symptom). So please do not expect perfection from a show car point of view but it is otherwise very nice for driver use. The fine lines were not so long ago re-painted by hand because the original lines were showing wear thru from years of polishing (this confirms originality!).
The burl walnut wood finishes are entirely original and have NEVER been redone. They are very nice with only some slight hair-line marks notable in the driver's door and parts of the dash. This is also very rare to see on a Rolls-Royce of this vintage as the RR finish was a very thick and deep lacquer which in mostly all cases, cracks and peels off after many years of seasonal temperature change. For this car to sport its original wood can only mean that it has been homed and/or stored under "constant" temperature which very clearly supports its West coast
The Connolly leather is in excellent condition throughout without any notable marks or blemishes. It is finished in rich burgundy which was often referred to by UK-based Rolls-Royce dealers as "House of Lords red" (after the English parliamentary house which famously uses this rich burgundy leather). The carpets are a solid burgundy. The leather was recently re-Connollised (a detailed hand-finish process which ensures an original finish and presentation) and as you can see in the photographs presents stunningly. I think it is difficult not to describe the interior as anything less than striking! Please have a look at the photo link of the many close-ups of the leather. The dash is good with no leather pulling around the vents and the rear parcel shelf is as new.
All glass, chrome and bright work are excellent. All lights, instruments, features and functions are in working order.
Mechanically, the car has been subject to the 30 year service and restoration experience of the
The tires are Michelin whitewalls in 225/75 size. Although with satisfactory tread, Michelin whitewalls in this size have not been made for several years and although fine for everyday pottering around, we would recommend changing them for any intended touring (please enquire).
The car is an extremely beautiful presenting example that is well in advance of any Silver Shadow II and is in excellent presentation and condition. A strong 9+ out of 10.
~~ A striking combination Silver Shadow II in its white over burgundy colour scheme. Truly a beautiful and a very fine representation of the marque. Although not show standard, it would certainly draw a lot of attention when driven to your next Rolls-Royce meet! ~~
International buyers always welcome!
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 many additional 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 enthusiasts) 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
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 note: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing, once this Rolls-Royce is sold, I will put the car 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". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car. This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. This is all done at NO CHARGE. Who else selling a Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! Depending on our work load, please allow approximately 14-21 business days for this procedure. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills, please eBay message me and I would be happy to show you some 100 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~
**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
~~ Important note: the $2,000 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer the car to any other party.~~
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 37 year old car is predominantly comprised of 37 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 most
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.
~~ **IMPORTANT NOTE: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing, once this Rolls-Royce is sold, I will put the car 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". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car. This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. This is all done at NO CHARGE. We call this; "Predelivery Commissioning". Who else selling a Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! Depending on our work load, please allow approximately 14-21 business days for this procedure. We will keep you posted every step of the way. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills, please eBay message me and I would be happy to show you 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:
Model: Silver Shadow II
Show car: $45,000+
Basket case: < $6,000
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 $30,000 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.