1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow T6 EXEC 4DR SDN

Park Ward Motors, IL

209 Cleveland Street Cary, IL 60013
42,000 Miles
6-cylinder, V6 Cylinder Engine 3.3l/201
Crown Gold (Champagne Gold)
Silver Shadow
Model Year

This is a lovely Silver Shadow II sedan presented in Crown gold with chocolate leather interior, sporting light cream (off-white) seat piping and floor rug binding. The car is finished with hand-painted fine-lines in chocolate on the body waist-line. The color is a stunning combination with the dark brown chocolate leather finished off with cream piping sets the interior off perfectly. , , This Silver Shadow II has all the fitments as standard with the model but with the addition of an electrically operated sun-roof. A nice and rather unique extra for the model., , The body on the car is straight and the paint is gorgeous having been professionally repainted in the last 2 years as part of a restoration undertaken prior to the car coming to us. It was a complete repaint with all chrome off and door jams done correctly. It was a high-end job at a cost of some $15,000. Other than the odd little imperfection (from storage since repaint) the paint is perfect. Completely consistent, high in luster and no signs of any over-spray on any externally fitted part. Bright-work is very lustrous having been polished during the repaint phase (door sills, hubcaps, etc). A European specification front air-dam has been fitted which finishes the car off beautifully., , The interior of the car is in stunning condition having been recently reConnollised. It does have some minor “natural” creases in the leather which gives the car a welcomed patina. The rear seat cushion has a little more but quite acceptable and without any concerning splits. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. It was entirely redone by the Park-Ward Motors Museum at a cost of some $3,000. 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. A bonus with this Shadow II is the burl walnut is a very dark, rich and intensely knotty grain for which we thank the luck and grace of Mother Nature for this great touch. The depth and glossy finish of the heavily grained wood in this example combined with the rich chocolate leather make the interior of this car very rich and inviting. The dash and rear parcel shelf are like new and the carpets close to perfect. **For the winning bidder, a brand new set of genuine Rolls-Royce lambswool mouton rugs are available (driver side shown in pics). These are still in there factory Crewe box and plastic wrapping.**, , All interior feature and functions are fully operational including all electrics – seats, windows, gauges, clock etc. The A-C blows icy cold and heater working well. Everything is also clean and crisp. , , Mechanically, the car is in good condition and the presentation under the bonnet and under carriage clearly shows that. The car has been fully work-shop inspected. All hydraulics and brakes have been inspected, tested and working well. Many items have been serviced by us; brake pumps, accumulators, all 6 calipers rebuilt with new pads and the system bled and pressure tested. Exhaust is good and transmission serviced. The odometer shows a low 41,000 miles which is not verifiable and seems low for the year but it is possibly correct. 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 car is fitted with a matching set of Continental whitewall tyres and the hubcaps are those from the Silver Wraith II model (an original set of Shadow II vented style hubcaps are available if preferred - please enquire). The car comes with the correct jack, tools and operating manual., , This is a 9 out of 10 driver example that needs nothing else doing. It makes for a gorgeous “weekender” that you could take to your next RR meet with pride and joy.