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Fully restored beauty to show class standard. Immaculate & fully serviced.

Price: US $49,500.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Shadow
  • SubModel: 4 door saloon
  • Type: 4 door sedan
  • Trim: 4 door saloon
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 54,520
  • VIN: SRB-017519
  • Color: Velvet Green (very dark non-metallic green)
  • Engine size: 6.75 Liter Rolls-Royce V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear wheel drive
  • Interior color: "House Of Commons" green leather
  • Options: Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow 4 door saloon

Rolls-RoyceSilver Shadow


True "show class" quality restoration by Rolls-Royce experts

This is a very handsomely restored Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow saloon exquisitely finished in Velvet Green with "House of Commons" green hides with hand painted gold fine-lines on the waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings. The Velvet green colour takes on a very formal and rich hue of green in sunlight and yet in the shade and at night presents as black. This colour was usually reserved for limousines and Division cars. It is simply stunning.In many cultures the double green combination is a symbol or prosperity and success and for this reason this car has been affectionately named; the "Money Car".This gorgeous Silver Shadow was the subject of considerable refurbishment by The Park-Ward Motor Museum about 2 years. The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray of some $20000 and carried out by Rolls-Royce experts - Park-Ward's experienced RR body-shop. The paint is perfect without a single stone-chip scratch or mark. Not a single one! If you see something in the pictures then it is a dust or dirt speck. Overall some $42000 was spent on her restoration. The car has attended various local shows and won 1st place each time. Make no mistake this is a true show car!When the car was repainted the windows were removed withnew rubbers fitted including side window finishes. Every piece of stainless steel was removed and machined buffed and then hand-polished before final assembly so they look stunning. This includes the grill headlight brows rocker spears hubcaps and minor finishers. Even the door-jam stainless sill moulds were removed during the painting process and machined buffed. All the tail-lamp and headlight lenses were replaced for new ones. The fine-lines were painted by steady-hand & squirrel brushes in accordance with the Rolls-Royce/Bentley tradition.The interior is like new and is of virtual brochure quality.The Italian burl walnut wood is immaculate with the dash console radio surround top-roll dash-pad finisher and all 4 doors having been recently redone by Park-Ward's own craftsmen. The process was done at considerable cost and in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between coats - no less than 25! The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning.The leather is lovely with no tears or cracks and presents beautifully having been re-Connollised (not the same as simple re-dying). Any line or marks you see in the photos are the natural creases synonymous with Connolly hide leather. The leather remains soft and supple. The carpets are the original factory Wilton wool nicely contrasted in pale sage green to "connect" with the overal Money green them. The headlining is also a very rare choice of subtle sage green not often seen and is in perfect condition as is all glass and interior finishes. The rear parcel shelf is in fine original condition.All features and functions are working; electric windows electric seats etc. The Air conditioning blows icy cold with a new compressor having been recently fitted.Mechanically this Silver Shadow a very fine example. It has been fully workshop inspected with anything required doing attended to by Park-Ward's Rolls-Royce and Bentley mechanics and craftsmen. The engine is smooth and quiet and the steering light but tight. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes were all fully inspected and serviced as required. This included checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. Many other serviceable parts were replaced and items attended to and repaired as needed. It is ready to drive and enjoy.This Rolls-Royce drives particularly well considerably quieter and smoother than you would normally expect for any other Shadow of this era. Mileage is not verifiable but commensurate with the car's pre-restoration condition. The white-wall tyres are the slightly wider type and really set the car off. They have done less than 1000 miles since fitting 2 years ago.

All features functions and electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. The car has its original radio and 8-track cassette player. Some $42000 was spent on the car's restoration:

  • Paint & exterior finishes - $25000
  • Interior refurbishment including refinished wood - $5000
  • Mechanical service and repairs - $10000
  • Sundry restoration items & procedures - $2000

~~ Our "Money car" Silver Shadow is of true show example and is one of those hard-to-find examples where a considerable amount of money has been spent on restoring her to correct and original specifications. It is an excellent purchase for a buyer who simply wants a 10 out of 10 Silver Shadow and does not want to spend anything on her. This one is ready to "go and show". ~~

This Silver Shadow is being aggressively priced at just under $50000. For its uniqueness as a stunning well restored example her value should be considerably more. Accordingly please be respectful in making an offer.

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 additional photos!

Click HERE to see 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 too.”RRMOTORSINC is a division of Park-Ward Motors and The Park-Ward Motors Museum. We can always be reached at +1-312-320-6996.

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.

Terms and conditions: Please read.~~ Important note: the $2000 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 25 year old car is predominantly comprised of 25 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 US states the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax AutoCheck etc. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage transportation or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also you must remember that this is a classic +/-25 year old vehicle and while it is up to you I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country”until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home. 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.


~~ **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 7-10 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 ~~VALUES:

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:

Year: 1973-1976Make: Rolls-Royce

Model: Silver Shadow

Show car: $45000+

Exceptional: $35-40000

Excellent: $25-35000

Good: $18-25000

Average: $12-18000

Fair: $6-12000

Basket case: < $6000

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 $30000 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.