1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
$48,500
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1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

$48,500

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Classic Car Overview

ere is a really fine and original example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in much sought-after Masons black with blood red fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome rich St. James red Connolly hides and matching Wilton carpets. The same rich burgundy 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 unmolested example that has been conscientiously maintained and presents in very beautiful and excellent condition. She is primarily all original to include her factory fitment Blaupunkt push-button radio and Pioneer 8-track. This was originally a Texan car and then Florida for the rest of the time, so 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. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual.



The exterior of this Silver Wraith II is simply amazing. The body is super straight and the paint is in absolutely stunning presentation showing with a very deep shine and lustre. The car was repainted some 5 years ago and was a high quality job ($25,000). The finish is glass-like, deep in gloss and entirely consistent. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. The paint presents absolutely beautifully and pretty much without any mark or chip. She is indeed of show quality and exceeds Rolls-Royce factory standard. There is certainly nothing to do but maintain it with a good polish and wax from time-to-time. The waist-rails are beautifully enhanced with hand-painted fine lines in deep red. The Everflex top is its original fitment and in very fine condition.



The interior is excellent. The leather is in very nice original condition with no cracks, tears nor fading and very supple and soft true to its Connolly characteristics. It has been lightly reconnolised at some stage but done extremely well and in a way to keep its original patina. Any of the "lines" you see in the leather are for some reason accentuated in the photos and are far more subtle in real-life. These are just the natural creases Connolly hides develop with gentle use. You will see more of these "crease lines" on the driver seat but overall the leather is lovingly preserved.



The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the dash, door cappings and console were redone by the previous owner and are very close to factory standard . This is an expensive process to do, typically costing in the range of $3-4,000. This particular example has a very rich grain with heavy knots with deep ochres and browns that simply look stunning.



The head lining is original and in good condition. The original carpets are in good condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the burgundy- red finish is in excellent condition.



The Silver Wraith II presented here has been recently work-shop inspected with all work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes have been fully inspected and serviced as required. This included brake pumps, accumulators, calipers, all brake hoses and then final system pressure tested and bled. Subject to our "Predelivery Commissioning" process, it is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 48,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition. It is very 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.



The tyres are Toy

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
    LRG-032860
  • Classic Car ID
    101697409
  • Stock Number
    LRG-032860
  • Category
    Exotics
  • Body Style
    N/A
  • New/Used
    Used
  • Mileage
    48,800 miles
  • Engine
    Rolls-Royce 6.75 litre V8
  • Transmission
    Automatic
  • Exterior Color
    Black
  • Interior Color
    St. James Red Connolly hies

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