** Selling to highest bidder ** nice but in need of work. Excellent interior!

Sale price: $18750,00 make an offer

Technical specifications

Model:Silver Shadow
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:2-tone Silver Sand over Walnut (metallic)
Interior Color:Chocolate Connolly leather with cream ac
Engine:6.75 litre Rolls-Royce V8
Trim:~ Silver Wraith II
Number of Cylinders:8
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This is an all together, but somewhat untidy exterior, Silver Wraith II ("LWB") finished in 2-tone Silver Sand over Walnut (both metallics) with chocolate Connolly hide leather contrasted by cream seat piping accents and floor rugs.
The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the smaller rear window (opera window), it is 4” longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space.
This is the 6.75 litre V8 developed and built by Rolls-Royce.
This is a low-mileage example that would have been a very nice car but for the fact it was poorly stored for a good amount of years so the paint has suffered accordingly. The main interior of the car, however, is in exemplary condition for its age and I will cover below.
The paint is predominantly original, showing fade, buff-through, discolouration and small nicks and bumps. The body is rather straight however, with no signs of accident damage and only very minor rust spots in a couple of unseen corners. This makes the car a perfect example for a quality repaint – which it needs. From a distance it does present shiny as-is and if you wanted just a “decent driver”, you could get away with perhaps repainting the top-half Silver Sand colour only, however we believe the car is more deserving than this. The underside is surprisingly clean and rust free. All long wheel base cars came with an Everflex vinyl top as standard fitment. This one has had it removed and the roof repainted. Some like this look but we believe a replacement Everflex top in beige or brown is what should be done.
The bright-work to include chrome and stainless steel are all in fine condition and present nicely. There are no issues with the grill, mascot and all the hubcaps are in good shape.
The interior is quite a different story. It is actually rather excellent compared to the exterior. The leather is all 100% original Rolls-Royce Connolly hide and in amazingly wonderful condition that remains soft and supple without any cracks or tears. It has never been redyed and looks gorgeous. The floor carpets are also in top condition. Being the light beige colour, you might expect them to be all grubbied up but they are not. The driver side carpet was replaced for some reason but all the remaining is excellent. The boot carpet in the same beige with chocolate leather piping is amazingly good condition as well! The broad cloth headliner is in excellent condition without tears, wear or any unsightly stains. The burl walnut wood on the dash is showing imperfections with the door wood clear-coat peeling most notably on the 2 front doors. The rear doors are of acceptable driver quality as is the dash. Whereas it always recommended one finishes all the wood, you might get away with just refinishing the front door cappings only. The rear parcel shelf is in poor condition with the fabric sun-rotted.

The interior is all original right down to the Blaupunkt push-button radio and Pioneer 8-track system. All operational features will need to be gone through and serviced; electric windows, seats, AC, heater, central locking etc.
Mechanically, she will need a bunch of work having sat for so long without maintenance. This is simply the “nature of the beast” with any service neglected Rolls-Royce motorcar. We have not reviewed her in detail other than added new gas and fire her up. She does start, idles, runs, drives and stops .. but only within our car-park. Tyres have decent tread but are all old and in need of replacement. It appears someone has done some brake work but really only to the point to give her some stopping power. All of this MUST be gone through given she has sat without proper maintenance for so long. Please be clear of this. For those budget minded buyers, please; . do not think as soon as you receive her, you can drive your loved one out to dinner in her. She will only start and stop for trailer loading and unloading and driving into your chosen work-shop.

Having made all the clear disclosures above, this Silver Wraith II represents a great opportunity for a very low entry purchase price for someone gifted or qualified to restore her. One of its huge bonuses is the very high standard of the completely original interior, something that is very hard to replicate without committing a huge budget to. She is basically a very good car that was carelessly stored incorrectly and suffered accordingly.
We have far too many projects on at the moment and cannot dedicate the time to this fine old girl. So we have advertised her for a swift sale. She presents great value for someone wishing to do a deserving restoration on her. Make no mistake, once completed correctly, this is an example that could easily fetch in the $40,000 range.
A true “AS-IS” listing that will be sold to the highest reasonable offer. All inspections and questions PRIOR to bidding please.

~~ An ideal project Silver Wraith II in need of light restoration but currently runs. Please note, this is strictly an "as-is" sale so buy to own with no recourse. If you wish to come see the car, you are very welcome but please do so BEFORE you bid. If you choose not to, that is fine also, but we remind you again, this is truly an as-is auction without conditions. If you bid and you win it, you own her, please. Best offer wins! ~~

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**PLEASE read auction terms and conditions below BEFORE bidding.**
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 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of British cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the Rolls-Royce 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 a range of classic cars, I generally make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. this is NOT one of those cars. IT needs a lot of mechanical going over. Having been stored for so long, you must expect issues. They could be minor, they could be major. Please, do NOT have unreasonable expectations for such a car. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of high standard but of the condition described. Please understand, show cars 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 driver quality cars at these prices. Please also understand I may have inadvertently overlooked items in this description. Further, and very importantly, these cars are not new. So this means a 43 year old car such as this one is predominantly comprised of 43 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. Hydraulics, suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We have NOT done any work on this example and so it will need service and maintenance which is NOT cheap to do. We do not do any of this work 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 43 years old. This is the nature of any used car and especially British cars. 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 most US states, 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. 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 43 year old vehicle that needs work so you can NOT expect to “hop in and drive it across the country” until you have undertaken such work. I always recommend having cars professionally transported 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, Jaguars are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. So, please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.

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