*** No reserve auction *** Euro spec ~ Clean straight above average example

Price: - Item location: Crystal Lake, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Shadow
  • Type: Sedan
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 8017
  • VIN: SRX-015723
  • Color: Willow Gold
  • Engine size: 6.75 litre 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: RWD
  • Interior color: Beige Connolly leather
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1973 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow



Silver Shadow


Above average example ~ stored last 5 years so in need of the usual mechanical going over.

Selling to highest bidder***


Here is a rather decent presenting Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow that would provide a good low-cost entry level to the marque.

Finished in all-over Willow Gold with beige Connolly leather interior.
This is a European specification example with certain features unique to that market, for example, a speedometer calibrated in kilometres. Mechanically, these cars are quite the bonus with virtually no anti-pollution equipment making them much easier to work on and maintain. And, these have the higher compression engines which make them quick starting and more spritely.

This example has been in storage for some 5 years and although she starts, idles well, drives and stops, she will need going over mechanically and bringing all major and minor services up to date before driving her regularly and beyond any short distance. She does not blow smoke on start up nor acceleration.

The car was repainted some 20 years ago and the Willow Gold colour suits her very well. It does have paint issues, however with blistering on the roof, and bonnet with various marks, scratches and various blemishes. These areas could be subject to "localised repair" for driver use but the car does call out for a full repaint.
The interior, on the other hand, is its all original Connolly hide leather which is without tears nor heavy marks and displaying, in my opinion, a very welcomed level of patina. The leather remains soft and supple. The driver door leather does look a little scruffy but could easily be tidied up. Carpets are generally presentable and a good headliner (in factory specification Ambla) which needs only a quick clean. The wood is reasonably good but the right hand front door capping is in need of refinishing. The rest of the wood has the normal chips and blemishes as expected, whilst the back doors are remarkably nice.
The engine bay is all original and presents of a car that must have been a well maintained example. As is the boot space. Tyres appear near new with plenty of tread. All bright-work is of driver acceptable quality.

The speedometer shows 8,000 kilometres which is obviously not indicative of the true mileage. Is it 108,000 klms (67,000 miles) or 208,000 klms (129,000 miles), we simply do not have enough information to ascertain.

The car is not represented by Park-Ward because it falls out of the Company's commitment and dedication to providing completely serviced and maintained "turn-key" cars. We simply do not have the time do give this example that level of attention. So with that understanding, the car is offered 100% as-is with no warranty implied under a NO RESERVE auction so highest bidder wins!

***Selling to highest bidder***


~~ A decent presenting example that isoverall sound but in need of mechanical and operational maintenance. Agreat low-cost entry Rolls-Royce sedan. ~~

International buyers are always welcome ~ we can arrange shipping anywhere in the world.

***Selling to highest bidder***


**PLEASE read our standard auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
~~ Important note: the $2,000 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 an "as-is" example being offered for sale accordingly. Although licensed and bonded, I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 40 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. That said, this car is NOT one of my normal cars. It was a car taken in on trade by us and at this time, we simply do not have the time to dedicate going through her. She does need light restoration and bringing up to speed all her services and maintenance, having sat in storage for several years. That said, she is not a "bad" example. The car is not of show standard but of a condition that requires work to bring her to "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 45 year old car is predominantly comprised of 45 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 also understand, in terms of presenting the car for sale, 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 45 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 mostUSstates, 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 +/-45 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.
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.