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18,956 Miles V8 Automatic4 DR SEDAN

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West Coast Classics are proud to present a supremely striking and obviously exceptionally well maintained and extraordinarily rare and a superbly collectible example of this 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with 18K original miles. Purchased new in 1976 by the renown Reggie Jackson for his mother to ride in, the car spent most of it's life in Reggie's Carmel, CA home garage until it was sold to only it's second CA collector owner in 2009 with 15,168 original miles.
Still fitted with it's original factory rugs, tools and 'Blaupunkt' AM FM with in dash 'Pioneer' 8 track cassette stereo complete with a collection of Reggie's original 8 track cassettes. The car's second CA owner was a car enthusiast and collector who kept the car at his well known and respected southern California vineyard. Obviously always garaged and meticulously kept since new with only 18K original miles now and finished in the simply stunning 'glass like' and flawless beautiful original 'Mason's Black' color paint with it's all original 'Beige' color 'Connolly' leather hides interior and with color matching Rolls Royce hubcaps!
The striking factory 'Mason's Black' color paintwork is in absolutely stunning condition and all the chromework, including the Rolls Royce grille, is in absolutely outstanding condition throughout! The interior is also in quite stunning condition throughout with virtually no signs of any major wear. The leather dashboard is in exceptional condition (obviously always garaged from the sun) and the original mohair wool headliner is still in great shape. The original and magnificent burled walnut woodwork is also in virtually flawless condition throughout and all the power options and electric windows are working as they should as is the air conditioning.
The car is turn key ready and completely dialed in with no known issues of any kind. These cars are not slow and the engine purrs like a kitten, never stalls or idles rough and is extremely reliable - there is plenty of power to pull away at the lights and it cruises at high speeds with absolute ease. The transmission shift is almost imperceptibly smooth and the temperature always remains cool.
The Silver Shadow cost an almost impossibly expensive $19,700 when introduced in 1965, more than three times as much as its contemporary US luxury sedan, the Cadillac Sedan de Ville and yet it was an absolute sensation with everyone from heads of state to captains of industry and celebrities around the world wanting to be seen owning one! Despite the increased production from Rolls Royce's earlier models, demand could not be met and there was a two year waiting list meaning that some enterprising individuals ordered, purchased and immediately resold these cars at a profit to someone lacking the patience for Crewe's two year wait! Rolls Royce eventually increased production to meet demand and by the end of the Silver Shadow run in 1980 there was a plentiful supply of used models available which has until recently kept the market prices down on these luxurious cars. But with fewer and fewer unabused and well maintained models being left available, with many having fallen victim to negligent owners who deferred the necessary maintenance, a stunning and obviously well maintained example like this particular car is sure to prove a very astute investment for any classic Rolls Royce or Bentley enthusiast. Most enthusiasts will agree that a good rule of thumb with any Silver Shadow is to buy the best you can afford! It is truly a sensual car that you can drive with your fingertips, smooth and relatively silent, it's thoroughly therapeutic for both drivers and passengers. The delightful precision action of the electrically powered steering column gear change and the ultra light weighted power steering allows one to park this 5000lbs of pure luxury with literally one finger and this long but actually quite slender car is anything but ponderous thanks to it's torque and brilliant turning radius!
This particular model drives like new and must be driven to be fully appreciated. Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this rare and very collectible and super striking 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, obviously an always garaged example with no signs of any accidents and absolutely no rust and with only 18K original miles, with the car having only two well known and documented California owners since new!
For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce no longer exists as it had for over one hundred years. This is the last in the original line of cars hand built in the legendary Rolls Royce factory in Crewe, England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is indeed a rare opportunity to own a piece of automotive history, from a time when Rolls Royce was truly building the world's finest automobiles - a great investment for the Rolls Royce enthusiast or collector or simply an outstandingly striking example of a very rare Rolls Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner!


Item location:Torrance, California, United States
Interior color:Tan
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