West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely striking and obviously exceptionally well maintained and very collectible example of this rare and last year of the legendary US LHD 'small chrome bumper' Rolls Royce Silver Shadows, a single family owned since new 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow with reportedly only 51K original miles and finished in the rare and beautiful original factory 'Caribbean Blue' (Code 9500683) color paint with its original 'Blue' (Trim code VM3244) color 'Connolly' leather hides interior and with matching Rolls Royce hubcaps and full Fawn carpeting and rear foot rests.
The all original striking factory color paintwork is in extraordinary and all original condition and this is quite likely the first absolutely 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 last year US LHD small chrome bumper model 1973 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, obviously always garaged with no accidents and no rust and always owned since new by obviously only very particular owners - 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!