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1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

Beautiful Restoration, Concours Quality, Long Wheelbase

$49,800

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This is one of the nicest Silver Shadow LWB's in existence. It was fastidiously restored at great expense and is available at a fraction of the restoration costs. Driving this makes me realize how nice Silver Shadows can be!

THE ESSENTIALS

This is one of the nicest 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long-wheelbase without division in existence.  Being the first Rolls-Royce acquired (30 years ago) and painstakingly restored as part of a 40 Rolls-Royce collection, this is in concours condition today and runs and drives beautifully.  If you are desiring a showroom new Silver Shadow Long-wheelbase, look no further.  It has covered about 3,000 miles since its restoration.

Ordered on August 21, 1973 by Williams Ford Sales in Cincinnati, OH, it left Rolls-Royce on March 13th, 1974 on the “American Archer”.  By April 28th, 1974 it had been received by the dealership and sold to William Scott Cline of C & C Development in Pikeville, KY.  The Silver Shadow LWB lived much of its life with Mr. Cline in Daytona Beach, FL and by October of 1980 it had accumulated 27,965 miles.

The Silver Shadow was later owned by Richard Lynn of Marengo, IL and on July 19, 1991 it was acquired by its present owner.  By 1992, the Silver Shadow had acquired 86,000 miles.  Its new owner commenced a complete concours restoration.  The mechanicals were all rebuilt (engine, hydraulics, brakes, air conditioning, etc.) by the specialist Larry Courtney.  Then from 1992 through 1994, Barrington Coach Haus performed a gorgeous bare metal respray in its original color combination.  Finally, in 1994, all new Connelly leather, Wilton wool carpeting and headliner was installed and the beautiful and perfect wood was refinished by David Paskin of EPC in Virginia.

The livery was refinished exactly as originally ordered when new in Shell Gray (Code 9500434) over Masons Black (Code 9500701) and complimented with red coachstripes.  The owner invested $20,000 for the paint alone, with five coats of primer, four coats of paint and three coats of clear coat.  The paint is absolutely in showroom condition, as is everything on this example.  The chrome and stainless-steel trim are all in excellent show condition.  The Black Everflex (Code 5218/DH) is perfect as well and was standard on the long-wheelbase models.  We love the stainless RR badging that stands out well against the black roof.

Inside, the all-new black Connelly leather is complimented by red piping.  The leather is soft and supple and looks nearly showroom new.  The black Wilton wool carpeting is also as-new.  The wood is dark and rich and in concours condition.

Mechanically, the Silver Shadow is in excellent condition.  We conducted our 154-point inspection and the report is available at our Classic Promenade website.  All systems were fully rebuilt and it drives as-new today.  There are no rattles or issues.

This Silver Shadow LWB comes complete with a full compliment of tools, historical documents, factory records, restoration receipts, RROC judging sheets, two sets of keys and its owner’s manuals.  The restoration receipts are detailed and total to in excess of $57,000.

For more details and information, please call, text or email Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or harry@classicpromenade.com.  The LWB is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.

1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

$49,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
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1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB
1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

$49,800

VIN LRD20644
BODY STYLE Long Wheelbase without Division
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 89,600
GEARBOX Automatic
DOORS 4
INT COLOR Black Leather with Red Piping
EXT COLOR Masons Black and Shell Gray
YEAR 1975
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 502

Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

Interesting Fact: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a full-sized luxury car produced by British automaker Rolls-Royce in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first of the marque to use unitary body and chassis construction. The Silver Shadow II was produced from 1977 to 1980. To date, the combined model run (Silver Shadow…
Interesting Fact: The Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is a full-sized luxury car produced by British automaker Rolls-Royce in various forms from 1965 to 1980. It was the first of the marque to use unitary body and chassis construction. The Silver Shadow II was produced from 1977 to 1980. To date, the combined model run (Silver Shadow I + Silver Shadow II) has the largest production volume of any Rolls-Royce.   In 1977, the model was renamed the Silver Shadow II in recognition of several major changes, most notably rack and pinion steering; modifications to the front suspension improved handling markedly. Externally, the bumpers were changed from chrome to alloy and rubber starting with the late 1976 Silver Shadows. These new energy-absorbing bumpers had been used in the United States since 1974, as a response to tightening safety standards there. Nonetheless, the bumpers on cars sold outside of North America were still solidly mounted and protruded 2 in (5 cm) less. Also now made standard across the board was the deletion of the small grilles mounted beneath the headlamps. Outside of North America, where tall curbs and the like demanded more ground clearance, a front skirt was also fitted to the Silver Shadow II and its sister cars.   In 1979, 75 Silver Shadow II cars were specially fitted to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the company with the original red "RR" badges front and rear, pewter/silver paint, grey leather with red piping, scarlet red carpets, and a silver commemorative placard on the inside of the glove box door. Approximately 33 75th anniversary cars were designated for and shipped to the North American market, making this an extremely rare find for collectors around the world!   

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