Low mileage rare colour combination Wraith II. Beautiful clean example.
- Condition: Used
- Make: Rolls-Royce
- Model: Silver Shadow
- SubModel: - Wraith II (Long Wheel Base saloon)
- Type: 4 door sedan
- Trim: - Wraith II (long wheel base saloon)
- Year: 1978
- Mileage: 44,300
- VIN: LRK035580
- Color: Caribbean blue (light blue 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: beige Connolly leather
- Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - Wraith II (Long Wheel Base saloon)
Silver Wraith II
A stunning and beautiful presenting example!
Presenting here, really gorgeous example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in Caribbean Blue with a light beige Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome beige Connolly hides and matching carpets. These are overlayed with lambs-wool overlay moutons. The same beige theme carries through to the boot.
The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, t is 4” longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space.
This Wraith II has fitted factory optional chrome alloy wheels. These became available thru Rolls-Royce in 1981 but were considered an upgrade option to the Shadow series.
This is an unmolested example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is very original in presentation - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio and Pioneer 8 track cassette player. This was a west coast car most of its life so it is a “dry” example that has had a garaged environment. As a result, t has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. From 2000 onwards she resided in New York but was collector owned and kept dry and clean. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual.
The Silver Wraith II presented here has been work-shop inspected where all work needed is 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. Brakes pumps have been rebuilt, ew accumulators fitted, alipers and pads serviced. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 44,000 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). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical “thumps” and “rattles” typical of lesser maintained examples of this model.
The interior looks close to perfect. The beige leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears 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 Park-Ward 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 is like glass. The burl walnut in this example has a deep red hue and is truly magnificent.
The head lining is original and in average to good condition. The original Wilton wool carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme is also in good condition.
The body on this Wraith II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous. The car was repainted some 10 years ago and was a very high quality job. When you look down the sides of the car, hey are very straight and true. The paint presents beautifully with only very minimal marks and blemishes which suggests the car has had only minimal use over the last few years. Certainly, he paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time. The Everflex vinyl top, tandard fitment on all Wraith IIs, s brand new and was only replaced because of 2" cut mark on the passenger C pillar.
The car has 235/75 white-wall tyres with plenty of tread and the chrome Rolls-Royce alloys are excellent with no imperfections in the rims themselves nor the centre 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 the originals in good condition.
As you would expect, his Wraith II comes with its original jack, orrect tools and operating manual.
The car is of very high standard and is an easy 9 out of 10 driver rating.
~~ This stately Wraith II is an excellent condition representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It makes for an excellent driver for either everyday driving or sunny weekend enjoyment. Do nothing to her and take her to your next Rolls-Royce meet - you will attract considerable attention! ~~
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Excellent presenting beige Connolly hides.
Headliner in good condition - the marks you see is the glue the factory used that permeated thru the wool cloth. Prevalent on most Silver Shadows.
Trunk is in excellent condition
Factory Rolls-Royce alloy wheel option fitted.
Under the hood like a 10 year example!
Paint finish is exc4ellent - look at the deep reflection
Tail lamps, hrome and badges in excellent condition
Factory correct, and painted pin-striping
Elegant interior matching beigepin-striping hand-painted by an artisan in accordance with the Crewe tradition
Brand new genuine Everflex top.
Caribbean blue with beige, delightful Shadow colour scheme
Completely refinished wood throughout - $4,000