$120,000 restoration - a spectacular bespoke result of a no expense spared resto

Price: US $79,000.00 Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Shadow
  • SubModel: - Long Wheel Base ("LWB")
  • Type: 4 door sedan
  • Trim: - Long Wheel Base ("LWB")
  • Year: 1971
  • Mileage: 23400
  • VIN: LRX-010668
  • Color: 2-tone black over burgundy
  • Engine size: 6.25 Liter Rolls-Royce V8
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Air Conditioning, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: Rear wheel drive
  • Interior color: tan leather with black accents
  • Options: Cassette Player, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1971 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow - Long Wheel Base ("LWB")







Rolls-Royce

Silver Shadow

"LWB"


1971


Very rare and desirable bespoked
Long Wheel Base ("LWB") in stunning show condition.



This is a stunningly presenting, fully restored and excellent condition Silver Shadow Long Wheel Base sedan. Finished in the very regal combination of black over burgundy with rich ochre-tan leather hides contrasted with black piping and matching carpets. It has a craftsman hand-painted single fine line to the waistlines finished in gold. The colour combination is quintessentially "Rolls-Royce" and hall-marks the tradition of those housed in the Royal Mews for Buckingham Palace. A truly splendid presenting example showing only some 23,400 miles.

Rolls-Royce Long Wheel Base ("LWB") sedans represent only 15% of all Silver Shadows made. They are 4" longer in the rear seat compartment offering considerably greater leg room for rear seat passengers. The LWBs are easily identified by the smaller rear "opera" window compared to the full-size rear glass on standard sedans and the standard fitment Everflex top.
This example has been in the hands of the right owners all its life having been care-taken in the last 15 years by a small but conscientious car collector and enthusiast who restored it to his personal taste and desires, whilst ensuring everything operated correctly and to factory specifications. All work was done very much on a "no expense spared" basis. The car has been minimally used and simply admired amongst an impressive collection of a range of cars.

Before the most recent owner having the opportunity meeting us, he had another highly regarded facility attend to a bare metal respray and the fitment of a rather unique heavy-grain vinyl top. The repaint was a superb job and included all new exterior rubbers and seals. $35,000 was spent on the exterior restoration and the high quality of the work is indisputable.
He then attended to the interior completely redoing all leather finishes in Connolly-like top quality hides. This includes seats, door panels, arm-rests, console and minor A, B and C pillar interior trim and sail panels. The final finish is overwhelmingly gorgeous with every single detail done in accordance with factory presentation. The cost was over $25,000. All the wood was refinished. This alone is spectacular with the car featuring the light African burl walnut which is as rich in depth and gloss as the car's exterior whilst carrying the ochre tones of the new leather. Added features included a centre console storage cocktail unit. New Wilton wool carpets with correct leather binding were tailored and new lambswool moutons rugs adorn them. A factory correct pure wool headliner fitted. In total, some $40,000 spent on the interior alone. The finish is stunning. The feel of the leather is simply sumptuous and the "cologne" it releases; invitingly luscious. A unique 3-spoke leather wrapped steering wheel was procured and the car integrated with a current technology stereo system.
When the owner introduced the car to us some 6 years ago, our task was to make sure; "the car drives like new" and "to look every part of a new car". Park-Ward went through every single mechanical aspect to include engine, all hydraulics, suspension, exhaust, steering and tyres. Way too much to list here but we have all the records totaling some $25,000. Every operational feature was reviewed and serviced as required; windows, door locks, seats, AC, heater, right down to the most insignificant light bulb in the dash. The clock keeps perfect time and provides just the right amount "tick-tock"! I recall personally driving the car on many road tests and constantly tweaking and making minor improvements to get her "just right".

And that she is. Upon completion, we were able to deliver back to the owner a Silver Shadow LWB which, in our expert opinion, represents one of the nicest driving examples available and represents a matched experience of this model when brand new.
And if all this was not enough, we finished off the car by detailing the underside to ensure all presented like it did from new (new underbody schultz and repainting various components). Final touches also involved carefully removing all the car's bright-work for machine buffing and hand polishing then reassembly.
The entire expenditure on this car has exceeded $120,000.
This was all done and completed some 4 years ago and we have ensured the car has kept its condition by exclusively servicing her over this time. The new owner of this fine example will reward themselves with one of the nicest driving and best presenting examples available today.

~~ A pedigree Silver Shadow LWB in a most desirable colour combination. In unquestionable fantastic condition. With added bespoke features at the owner's request, the car is indeed spectacular and ranks very highly amongst the world's top condition Rolls-Royce Silver Shadows. ~~

We have sold many Rolls-Royces around the world so all international buyers are very 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, you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.

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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 to.

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We hope you do too.”

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.~~ **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 ~~


*Please note this exclusion: the advertised or "Buy it Now" price is a price whereby we are committed to do repair work on the car if we see something "not right". This may occur after the sale and before delivery. It is our commitment to excellence. So, to be clear, if the agreed selling price is less than 85% of the initial asking price, then the sale is considered a wholesale "as-is" sale. To put it simply, and to be fair, a buyer cannot expect to buy "cheap" and get all the benefits otherwise associated with a retail value type.



**PLEASE read 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.~~



~~oo00oo~~


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 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 must be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Please note, however, we do NOT allow 3rd party inspectors because history has sadly proven, they are not worth their weight in salt. Do not waste your time nor money - come yourself and we will go over the car in detail with you. 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 (unless, and only, if agreed otherwise in writing). I cannot accept PayPal for the balance unless you are willing to meet the cost of transfer fees or you are happy to pay via "pay a friend". 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 and/or if you fail to complete the transaction, 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 and any other monies paid. And, to make it very clear, paying by credit card, if so accepted, does not mean you can unilaterally elect to seek a refund from your credit card provider and/or lender. 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, both before and after the sale. By comparison, my cars are generally far 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 if a car is 40 years old, then it is predominantly comprised of 40 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, even if we have inspected it. 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 refurbish or replace a brake caliper because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time refurbish or place all other brake calipers 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 several decades 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 +/-40 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.
Finally, the advertised or "Buy it Now" price is a price whereby we are committed to do repair work on the car if we see something "not right". This may occur after the sale and before delivery. It is our commitment to excellence. So, to be clear, if the agreed selling price is less than 85% of the initial asking price, then the sale is considered a wholesale "as-is" sale. To put it simply, and to be fair, a buyer cannot expect to buy "cheap" and get all the benefits otherwise associated with a retail value type sale.
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
aRolls-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.

~~oo00oo~~

Year: 1971
Make: Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow LWB

Show car: $70,000+

Exceptional: $50-70,000

Excellent: $30-50,000

Good: $20-30,000

Average: $15-20,000

Fair: $5-15,000

Basket case: < $5,000


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, a 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, 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.
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