Silver Shadow LWB Collection
- Condition: Used
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Silver Shadow
- Type: Sedan
- Trim: Beige
- Year: 1976
- Mileage: 141,000
- VIN: LRE23176
- Color: Scots Pine
- Engine size: 6.75
- Number of cylinders: 8
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Tan
- Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes
- Options: Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow
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As avid Rolls-Royce collectors/owners, e have had the privilege of owning twelve (yes an even dozen) Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motorcars. A wise person once said ‘you don’t own a Rolls, ou are the caretaker of a Rolls”. Truer words have never been spoken as over 65% of all Rolls-Royce’s ever built (since 1904) are still on the road, ence the term Caretaker.
We have enjoyed the caretaking and driving enjoyment of our vintage cars and certainly would not consider selling them unless it was truly time to transfer the enjoyment to another. That time has come as we cannot renew the lease on our large garage where they live. So—available for sale are five of our collection. We aren’t E-Bay experts, ut if you click on ‘other items for sale by this seller’ you’ll find the rest of the collection for your consideration.
Listed here for sale is our 1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Long WheelBase. (in 1977 Rolls changed the name of the Long WheelBase Shadow to Silver Wraith II). Less than 10% of the Silver Shadow’s built are LWB’s which makes this model so much in demand and valuable. The Long Wheelbase model is approximately 4 inches longer which provides much more legroom and the overall exterior is of the proper proportions. The LWB also is fitted with a much smaller rear window which gives additional privacy and the limousine look. All LWB Rolls have a top covered in Everflex fabric and includes an additional Rolls-Royce Badge on each side to remind you that you are about to enter the finest Motorcar of the ‘70’s! This car is was built in Crewe, ngland and according to the build sheets “Scots Pine” exterior with a Beige Everflex Coach Top and Tan Connelly Hides with contrasting piping. It was shipped from England directly to Los Angeles and commissioned by Roy Carver Rolls-Royce of Newport Beach, a. The sticker price in 1976 was $44,225 (the average price of a single family detached home in So. Cal. in 1976 was $38,000—interesting as a new Rolls Phantom Extended Wheelbase is about $480k today).
This Rolls is available for inspection by appointment in San Diego about 15 minutes from the San Diego Airport.
This car is absolutely gorgeous! With the purchase of this car I received a file of over 5” of original invoices, indow sticker and maintenance records. It has never been publically available for sale since new! The original owner sold it to their neighbor in 1997 who had always loved its looks, nd I then bought it through a Yacht Club relationship of mine in 2006. This car has remained in Orange County and San Diego all its life—that’s right—it is truly a ‘Southern California Car’. The paint and fine lines are beautiful! I think it was a repaint by the original owner, ut have no documentation of such. The interior is absolutely awesome with the contrasting piping and is Connolly supple, he has a newer set of Hancook white wall size P235x70R15 (which is the exact correct size for Concours showings (less than 5,000 miles on them), he Everflex top is excellent, he a/c blows ice cold (new compressor this year), eats, indows, oor locks—all issues on a car this age--- work flawlessly. Even the cruise control holds like a new car (you’ll be surprised how smooth 80+ feels in this Silver Shadow).
Actual mileage on the Rolls is 140k miles, lthough you’d swear it was 40k. She drives like a solid Shadow of under 40k miles should: straight down the road, ots of power, olid braking, nd her hydraulic ride control keeps her ‘on her lines’ at all times.
Since owning her, e have gone through her completely to be sure she is mechanically sound. All fluids including a full servicing of her complex hydraulic braking and load leveling systems has been accomplished. We have a retired Rolls-Royce Trained Mechanic to help maintain all our fine vehicles. In fact our mechanic was THE Rolls factory mechanic at Roy Carver’s in Newport Beach when this car was taken out of the container and commissioned! You’ll notice a pic of the hydraulic tank—very hard to see the fluid level because it is so fresh and clean! We aren’t experts in the business of auto maintenance, ut between our mechanic’s 40+ years of experience as well as our education in owning 12 of these beauties, e feel confident this Rolls is in great shape and would drive this car anywhere, ut she is sold as is where is.
She is absolutely gorgeous as you can see in the detailed pictures. She meets the Hagerty description of somewhere between Excellent and Concours, nd quite frankly much closer to Concours! You will find all the ‘tell tale signs of wear’ are not here---i.e. I know she has always been garaged as we haven’t found any rust, he light lenses are perfectly clear, nd the chrome is brilliantly shiny. She is complete with a new battery and very reliable. We are proud long term and active members of the Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club and proudly take her on many Club outings and Concours Showings. We showed her at the 2007 Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club National Annual Concours at the Columbia River Gorge in Washington State. She was judged 368 out of 400 points. Then in 2011 in the RROC Southern California Concours she took the Blue Ribbon First Place. Later that year, he was also shown at the RROC National Annual Concours at Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe. She was judged 355 (tougher judging) of 400 and took Second Place in Class. In 2012 she was invited and showed at the La Jolla Concours D’ Elegance – Rolls-Royce Class. You will be astonished at the ‘thumbs up’ you will receive driving her around town and you’ll always find her parked ‘up front’ by the valet’s as she is truly a stately and beautiful Rolls-Royce.
Feel free to email, all or text any questions and I’ll get back to you quickly. My cell is 619-300-4274 Rick. Thank you for taking the time to review this fantastic LWB Silver Shadow and I welcome you to come to San Diego and see her in person.