This is one of the early production left-hand drive Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow coupes (like a Corniche). It was a Swiss delivery car. An interesting background, it was actually featured at the 1967 Motor Show in Brussels and then subsequently sold by Garage de l’Athenee SA, Genevas. A nice bit of history there!
This was a customer of Park-Ward Motors (“PWM”) who had commenced restoring it himself with help from us. Only cosmetic work was commenced before the car copped a nice hit in the left side. The side damage was insurance quoted at $5,000. It is quite repairable, but the owner became disheartened, lost interest in the project and now it is offered for sale.
The Rolls-Royce was parked when a car hit it about 5-10 miles an hour so it is a repairable dent which is entirely cosmetic with no “chassis” damage. The title remains clear with no notations.
The car was repainted at some stage in its life but for a correct restoration, it calls for a complete repaint for consistency (in our opinion). Besides the obvious dent, there are colour mismatched areas, chips and scratches with a varying degree of paint defects around the car. Please see all photos. Chrome is in average condition. Stainless is excellent as is glass. The rear tail-lamps are brand new fitted by PWM. The Everflex top appears to be a brand new fitment and done well.
The interior of the car is very good. PWM was engaged to redo the wood and this was all done ($5,000) not too long ago. It looks absolutely outstanding and is to show presentation. The wood alone could be sold for a hefty sum. The front seats were re-upholstered in correct Connolly style genuine leather some 5-10 years ago and are virtually perfect. The rear seat presents ok, but the leather is hard in places with some splits starting to show. It looks like the rear seats were previously repaired and dyed to match the front. Headliner needs replacing as it is grubby as are the carpets. The front section of the dash needs its leather replaced or repaired. The forward section appears to have already been done so is perfect. The rear parcel shelf is excellent. The trunk needs carpet and vinyl refinishing on the under lid.
The car drives and stops albeit with soft brakes. We have done distances of 10 and 20 miles at the time of listing without any issues. The plan for the car was a complete going over all the mechanicals. This has NOT been done so work remains outstanding. Engine, transmission, and brakes all need to be reviewed. Some items were done by PWM to include a light service on brakes, flush hydraulic systems with new oil and system bled so it is in “operational” state but not what you would call “serviced usable”. The car shows 63,000 miles but we have no documentation to support the authenticity.
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Location: Cary, Illinois, United States