Very low miles, restored beauty. Fully serviced & maintained, ready to show.

Price: US $47,500.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Shadow
  • SubModel: - 4 door sedan
  • Type: 4 door sedan
  • Trim: - 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1972
  • Mileage: 26,600
  • VIN: SRA-014140
  • Color: 2-tone Magnolia over Old Ivory
  • 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: Rich burgundy leather interior
  • Options: Sunroof, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1972 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - 4 door sedan

Silver Shadow


(Last of the chrome bumper models)

Detailed restoration by Rolls-Royce experts

This is a very meticulously restored Silver Shadow saloon finished in 2-tone Magnolia over Old Ivory with "House of Lords" burgundy red. The waist-rails and hubcap beauty rings are accented with matching burgundy hand-painted fine lines. The colour combination is very elegant that presents beautifully and regally. In any setting the car takes on a very formal appearance. Contrasted with the rich red Connolly hides she simply looks stunning.
This is a Californian car - its whole life - so is very clean and dry throughout without a spec of rust (before or after restoration!). It sports a "factory supplied" electric sun-roof which is quite rare for these early Shadows. The car has seen little use in its life having been dry stored on and off for many years. The car is so "clean" throughout that we believe the 26,000 miles is original.
When Park-Ward acquired the car, t was very straight and completely dent free and overall clean. It sported 100% original paint, lbeit it showing signs of fading and light scratches. The interior was clean and complete. It could easily have been described as in "drivable condition" but in order to achieve perfection, his gorgeous Silver Shadow has undergone considerable refurbishment.
The paint job is stunning and was a bare metal respray costing some $18,000 and carried out by Rolls-Royce experts - Park-Ward Motor Museum's experienced RR body-shop. New front and rear window rubbers were fitted along with side window lower rubbers, ody gaskets, lips, oot seal, dge finishers and sun-roof seal. All the bright work was removed and machined polished and then hand polished upon finally reassembly. This includes the grille, eadlight brows, umpers, ide mouldings, ocker mouldings, oor handles, onnet moulding, ub caps, nner sill mouldings and door entry scuff plates. The finish is as good as you would hope for. To complete the "new-look" brand new tail lamp lenses and front turn signals and headlights were fitted!
The interior is like new and is brochure quality.
The Italian burl walnut wood is immaculate with the dash, onsole and rear vanity mirrors all original. Very rare for a Silver Shadow as the lacquer is usually peeling and cracked. This only further proves the car was a well cared for garaged example. The door wood and top roll windshield finisher have been redone by a previous owner and the finish is good. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning.
The leather is soft & supple with no tears or cracks and present beautifully having been re-Connollised (not the same as simple re-dying). It is completely original and just lovely. Any line or marks you see in the photos are the natural creases synonymous with Connolly hide leather. The Wilton wool carpets bound in leather are like new. The headlining in the car is excellent and we only refinished the rear parcel shelf as a result of some light staining. This was done in the factory correct wool broad-cloth as per Rolls-Royce specifications.
All features and functions are working; electric windows, lectric seats etc. The air conditioning blows icy cold with new hoses and valves having been recently fitted.
Mechanically, his Shadow is a very fine example. Just a look at the engine bay pictures is testament to that. It has been detailed workshop inspected with anything required doing, ttended to by Park-Ward's Rolls-Royce 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 servicing the reservoir, rake pumps, ccumulators, alves, aster cylinder, ines, oses calipers and then final system pressure tested and bled. Many other serviceable parts were replaced and items attended to and repaired as needed. This includes the exhaust. It is ready to drive and enjoy.
This Silver Shadow also drives very well, onsiderably quieter and smoother than you would normally expect for any Shadow of this era. Mileage is not verifiable but, ommensurate with the car's pre-restoration condition, e believe it to be original. The white-wall tyres are brand new whitewall Cooper Trendsetters.
As mentioned previously, he hubcaps have been machine polished and are excellent with no imperfections in the stainless or painted trim rings. The pin-striping on the beauty rings are finished in the original hand-painted technique using only the finest squirrel hair brushes and applied by an artisan with the steadiest of hands. All remaining bright-work is in excellent condition as are the chrome bumpers which are in beautiful condition.

Every single feature and function is operating as it is supposed to and electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. A total of some $30,000 has been spent:

  • Paint & finishers - $18,000
  • Interior refurbishment - $3,000
  • Mechanical service and repairs - $8,000
  • Sundry restoration items & procedures - $2,000
Early this year, he vehicle was taken on a Rolls-Royce Spring tour covering some 1,200 miles. It did so over 7 days effortlessly without a single issue or incident!

~~ This Silver Shadow 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 9.5 out of 10 Silver Shadow and does not want to spend anything on her. This one is ready to "go and show". ~~

International bidders are always welcome.

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, ou can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.
Click HERE to see some 150 high resolution 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, lease note that as a serious collector of some 30 years, ll 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, e are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, ny 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, ffering 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, 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, hey 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, his 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, epairing the veneer if there is damage, taining 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, hains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted, hese are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”, nother common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, epaired 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, andles 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, any different aspects of Rolls-Royce restoration, ervice and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.

**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**

~~ Important note: the $2,000 deposit is due within 24 hours. If not paid, r if no contact is received within that period, e reserve the right to offer the car to any other party.~~


This Rolls-Royce is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded, 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, uctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer, nd you are the winning bidder, lease 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, ou 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, f all the funds are not received as outlined above, 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, 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, f you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required, ou 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, make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison, y cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, he car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, how cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, o 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, he very nature of these classic Rolls-Royces is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item, r perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, nd very importantly, hese cars are classic cars also because they are old. So this means a 43 year old car is predominantly comprised of 43 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, reak 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, itted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly, ruise 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, y example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, e 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, feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, ay decide to play-up the next. After all, t is some 43 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, ritten 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, uthenticity, enuineness, r defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, hen the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, nforeseen imperfection, efect 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, n most US states, he 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, utoCheck, tc. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown. Should there be any legal dispute after the sale, andI certainly hope there would never need to be!), ll such disputes shall be determined in the jurisdiction of McHenry County, llinois - the domicile of Park-Ward Motors.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, ransportation, r repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end, cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also, ou must remember that this is a classic +/-43 year old vehicle, nd while it is up to you, do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.
I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately, nly few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult, o it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put, his is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, olls-Royces are not without nuances, diosyncrasies 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, lease respect the terms and conditions when you bid.

~~ **Please note: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, 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, nce this Rolls-Royce is sold, 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, his 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, lease allow approximately 7-10 business days for this procedure. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills, lease eBay message me and I would be happy to show you some 100 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~

Rolls-Royce values vary wildly, ntirely dependent on their condition. There are, of course, ther aspects that add or subtract from their values – Long Wheel Base versus regular, he year which dictated certain technical changes, tc. The colour alone, or 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, hese are “plus-or-minus” figures:

Year: 1970-1973
Make: Rolls-Royce

Model: Silver Shadow

Show car: $40,000+

Exceptional: $35-40,000

Excellent: $25-35,000

Good: $18-25,000

Average: $12-18,000

Fair: $6-12,000

Basket case: < $6,000

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, very poor condition example that is tired and not maintained can easily demand some $30,000 in restoration to make it a "nice" example but remember, t 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, lease do not hesitate to contact me.

According to the London based investment research firm; Historic Automobile Group International, lassic cars have appreciated on average, 3% per year since 1980, hilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. The following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. the S&P500.