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66,628 Miles 6750cc V8 Automatic4 Door Sedan

4 Door Sedan BODY TYPE
6750cc V8 ENGINE
Gasoline FUEL

1974 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow with 66K original miles Description:

West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely striking and obviously exceptionally well maintained and very collectible example of this long time southern California family owned 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with only 66K original miles and finished in the rare and beautiful original factory two-tone Lower 'Masons Black' (Code 9500701) color paint over its original Upper 'Shell Gray' ( Code 9500434) and with its original 'Light Gray' color 'Connolly' leather hides interior with Black piping and with matching Rolls Royce hubcaps and full original Fawn carpeting with original Rolls Royce Black sheepskin floor rugs and rear foot rests.
Sold new on 2/28/1975 at 'Roy Carver Rolls-Royce' of Costa Mesa, CA to its original Corona Del Mar, southern California owner in this striking color combination and boasting all its original dealer owners books and manuals, tools and service history. From looking at the extensive maintenance history since new you can see that at no time was any expense spared on this car's preventive maintenance.
The all original striking factory color combination paintwork is in extraordinary original condition and this is quite likely one of the first most likely all original examples cosmetically that we have yet to come across, with all the paintwork, leather and chrome work, including the Rolls Royce grille, in absolutely outstanding all original and stock condition throughout! The interior is also in virtually completely original condition throughout with its original leather seats and walnut woodwork. The leather dashboard is also original and in exceptional condition (always garaged from the sun) and the original mohair wool headliner is still virtually as new. The original and magnificent burled walnut woodwork is also in very fine condition throughout. All the power options and electric windows are working as they should as is the air conditioning.
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 particularly well and must be driven to be fully appreciated. Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example of this all original rare and very collectible and super striking US LHD 1974 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, obviously always garaged with no accidents and no rust and always owned since new by obviously only very particular southern California owners since new - never abused!
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 and unusual looking Rolls Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner!


Item location:Torrance, California, United States
Model:Silver Shadow with 66K original miles
Type:4 Door Sedan
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Engine:6750cc V8
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