Low mileage, stunning original presenting example. Adorable & rare "Chestnut".

Price: US $47,000.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Shadow
  • SubModel: II : 4 door saloon
  • Type: 4 door sedan
  • Trim: - II 4 door sedan
  • Year: 1978
  • Mileage: 51,140
  • VIN: SRG34012
  • Color: Chestnut (red/brown metallic)
  • 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: Biscuit tan Connolly leather
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats, CD Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II : 4 door saloon


Silver Shadow II


A simply STUNNING example!

Here is a really stunning example of a Silver Shadow II. Finished in "Chestnut" with tan fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome biscuit tan Connolly hides and matching tan carpets. The same theme carries through to the boot.
The Silver Shadow II was the ultimate of the Shadow series with many engineering upgrades to include rack & pinion steering, evised suspension geometry for a surer ride, actory dual (quiet) exhaust, limate control air conditioning and a revised dash-board lay-out.
We know this car well - for some 5 years. This is an unmolested example that has been beautifully maintained and presents in excellent condition. A west coast Rolls-Royce all its life so it is a “dry” car that has had a garaged environment. As a result, t has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. It has always been well maintained and serviced.
The Shadow II presented here has been work-shop inspected with any work needed carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 51,140 and although this is not verifiable, he mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, nder-hood, rake pedal etc). The car actually looks like it has done only 20,000! 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.
I can't stress enough, ust how beautiful this Shadow II is. The interior looks close to perfect. The biscuit tan leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no wear nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics. The leather really has been lovingly preserved. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. All the wood was redone to “factory standard” by a leading California wood re-finisher at a cost of some $4,000. 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 like new. And, ou have to thank Mother Nature for its beauty. The grain and pattern with thick knots makes it one of the most beautiful for Rolls-Royce. Absolutely stunning!
It is primarily all original with the only modification being a high end Kenwood video display stereo system comprising a modern GPS and reverse camera system. Cost was over $3,000 by the previous owner.
The head lining is original and in perfect condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in excellent condition. Likewise is the leather finish to the dash and top-roll. Even the boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is in excellent condition.
The exterior presentation of this Silver Shadow II is simply breath-taking. The body is exceptionally straight and the paint is of excellent high standard and finish. The car was repainted some 15 years ago and was a very high standard of finish; shiny, ustrous and totally consistent with only the most minor marks and blemishes. Certainly, he paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. We fitted a front Euro style airdam that really sets off the car (you can see before and after photos).
The car has a good set of white-wall tyres fitted with plenty of tread and the hubcaps are excellent with no imperfections in the stainless rings or caps. All remaining bright-work is in good condition. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. Even the clock keeps good time!
Under the bonnet, he presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. The under-bonnet heat pads are like new! You must take the time to look at the photos of the engine bay as its presentation is like that of only a 5 year old example. Simply stunning!
As you would expect, his Silver Shadow II comes with its original jack, orrect tools and operating manual.
The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10 out of 10 driver rating.

~~ This stately Silver Shadow II is an excellent condition representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. Do nothing to her and take her to your next Rolls-Royce meet and you will attract considerable attention and be "prize-worthy"! ~~

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 additional photos!
Gorgeous and rare "Chestnut" with Biscuit tanConnolly hides.

Stunningly virtually "perfect" interior with super softConnolly hides.

Excellent, lean and wear-free headliner

Trunk like new with all original carpets


Jack still wrapped in original factory paper

Incredibly well maintained under the hood - not detailed for sale
European front air dam fitted for that clean distinctive look
Excellent lenses, lass and chrome
Glass, hrome work, ights and lenses in excellent condition
Hand painted pin-striping by artisans in 100% true Crewe tradition.
Virtually flawless paint finish
Upgraded modern stereo system with GPS and reverse camera ~ $3,000
Completely refinished wood to Crewe standards ~ 20 clear coats hand-rubbed to aglass finish.

Perfect leather on the doors with no contraction nor pulling.

Flawlesswood & excellent leather finishes!
Super soft, lemish-free leather front seat cushions
Sumptuously soft leather seating throughout