1967 rolls-royce silver shadow

1967 rolls-royce silver shadow

very pretty, celebrity owned early shadow. picnic table & chippendale dash model

Make: rolls-royce

Model: silver shadow

Year: 1967

Engine: 6.25 Rolls-Royce V8

Engine: 3 speed automatic rear wheel drive

Mileage: 53,000

VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): SRX-1677

Number of Cylinders: 8

Transmission: automatic

Body Type: 4 door sedan

Warranty: vehicle does not have an existing warranty

Power Options: Air Conditioning, Power Windows, Power Seats

Fuel Type: gasoline

silver shadow
(built in 1966)
one of the first of the
silver shadow series
(678th out of 32,000 built)
desirable “chrome bumper” car with celebrity ownership status.
this silver shadow is not only a beautiful example but is unique
in that it was owned by famous singer of the 50’s and 60’s; kay starr.
i have a file on the car which records her ownership along with the original
californian number plate; “ms jelly” which was her affectionate
nick-name. kay starr owned the car from new up until 1992 and then the 2nd & 3rd owner from that time onwards. kay starr – weblink: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/kay_starr
last number plate “ms jelly” included with sale.
this is a very original and excellent condition
silver shadow finished in 2-tone cornish beige over tobacco with parchment connolly
hides. it has hand-painted fine lines to the waistlines and hubcap beauty trim
rings finished in contrasting tones. this unique combination presents quite
stunningly providing a very classic look of the era.
the beauty about these early silver shadows is
that they are “as the designer intended” – as rolls-royce conceived the car
without all the safety requirement specifications introduced shortly after.
subsequent silver shadows had big changes to the dash board to meet us
safety standards, so these early models have a plethora of wood and chrome
knobs and switches – sadly, lost on later cars. on this car, the light african
burl walnut has all been re-done at some stage in its life and presents in
excellent shape (please note; re-doing all the wood correctly is in the order
of $3,500). an added bonus is that the wood grain itself, by the grace of
mother nature, is very rich in knots and grain offering a welcoming warmth
against the parchment (light tan) leather interior. it looks truly stunning.
the interior of the car is beautiful. the
leather is in very good original presenting condition with welcomed patina and remains soft and supple. door
panels, interior chrome work, gauges and instruments are all in very fine
condition. even the clock tick-tocks good time. and that wood, is to die for!
the exterior of the car is straight and the
paint presents in nice condition. the car appears to have been repainted and looks to be some 15 years old. there are some early signs of minor crazing on the top surfaces (bonnet, boot and roof) but only detectable upon close inspection (shallow and not deep). this is an early sign these areas may need repainting but one could easily go a good number of years as they remain. make no mistake, the finish is otherwise high in luster with a deep shine all over with only the most minor little chip, nick and blemish as you would expect of a 15 year old paint job. it presents well with chrome and glass in fine condition.
the trunk has all its original carpet fitted and
is very clean and dry. photos include a pic of the carpet folded back to reveal
the original under felt which is like new. tyres are michelin (205/75). hubcaps
are straight and were recently buffed so the stainless steel is shiny.
mechanically the car is in good order. it has
been recently work-shopped by park-ward with all the hydraulics/braking system serviced and
working well. the engine truly purrs and gear-change is smooth and quiet. the
car is very spritely in power which is a good sign of a well cared for and good
condition motor. the car has lived most of its life in california so it is a rust-free example.
a/c blows ice cold and the heater works well.
all interior and exterior lighting has been checked with all bulbs and lamps
working as they should. original jack (still in original factory wax paper
wrapping) and operating manual, including a file of various service work
receipts come with the car.
~~ the release of
the rolls-royce silver shadow in 1966 took the motoring world by storm and left
even the most renowned luxury car manufacturers with dropped jaws and consumers
in awe. it was to be the single most successful model ever to be produced by
rolls-royce motors. this one is a beautiful example and provides as an
excellent all-round 8 out of 10 driver/collectible and/or take it as it is to
your next rolls-royce & bentley meet with confidence. ~~
buyers 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.
click here to see additional photos!
click here to see additional photos!
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) with trained rolls-royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. we have now exceeded 200 rolls-royces and bentleys restored and sold for shipping world-wide from our current premises. 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.”
*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 read auction terms and conditions below
before bidding.**
standard terms & conditions for all
rolls-royce & bentley sales by rrmotorsinc:
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 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
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.
the winning bidder must contact me within 24 hours of auction end, and make arrangements for payment at that time. if no contact is made within 24 hours and especially if you do not reply to my message(s) thru ebay within that time, i reserve the right to re-list the vehicle, sell it to the next high bidder, or sell it otherwise. most banks and credit unions do not finance vehicles older than 2002 or with more than 100k miles. make sure if your purchase is going to be financed, that your lender accepts the year and miles of this vehicle before bidding. simply put, please arrange financing prior to bidding.
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. by comparison, my cars are
generally 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 a 45 year old car is
predominantly comprised of 45 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. 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 change a
brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do not at the same time
replace all other hoses 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 some 47 years 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 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 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. also, due to test & maintenance driving, the indicated mileage may also vary as at time of delivery to that stated in this listing. 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 +/-47 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.
if you are unable to abide by these terms, contact me before you contemplate
doing so as, respectfully, there can be no exceptions.
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 a rolls-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.
~~ **please note: this rolls-royce is part of the collection of the park-ward motor museum. as a professional collector and experienced restorer, i have my own rolls-royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand. as a passionate collector of the marque i take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of my cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). in so doing, once this rolls-royce is sold, i will put the car back 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”. 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 obtain my details on my “home page” or ebay message me and i would be happy to show you some 200 rolls-royces restored to varying levels over the last few years ~~
rolls-royce values vary wildly, entirely dependent on their condition. there are, of course, other aspects that add or subtract from their values – long wheel base versus regular, the year which dictated certain technical changes, etc. rarity is the biggest driving factor. the colour alone, for example can also make a big difference. so for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. please remember, these are “plus-or-minus” figures:
year: 1966-1973
make: rolls-royce
model: silver shadow
show car: $40,000+
exceptional: $35-40,000
excellent: $25-35,000
good: $18-25,000
average: $12-18,000
fair: $6-12,000
basket case: < $6,000 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. according to the london based investment research firm; historic automobile group international, classic cars have appreciated on average, 13% per year since 1980, whilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period. the following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. the s&p500. "rrmotorsinc": qualified & experienced in rolls-royce and bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years

Item location: Barrington, Illinois, United States


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