West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally well maintained and very rare and collectible example of this original Beverly Hills, southern California owner's 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II with only 29K original miles and finished in a gorgeous and very rare and desirable and absolutely striking two-tone 'Walnut Metallic over Silver Sand' color paint with painted pin stripes and with a beautiful all original 'Tan' Connolly leather hides interior and matching carpeting with original factory sheepskin rugs and footrests!
The paintwork is in superb condition and the chrome-work, including the Rolls Royce grille and both bumpers, is also in absolutely outstanding condition. The Tan leather interior is virtually flawless and in truly superb all original condition with the original mohair headliner is also in exceptional condition (the car was obviously always garaged from the California sun). The original and magnificent burled walnut woodwork is also in very fine condition throughout and all the power options and electric windows are working as they should, as is the air conditioning.
The car was purchased by its original and only southern California owner on 10/21/1979 with the car still titled to its original owner, with the original California 'Pink Slip' from 1979, original owners manuals and all its original dealers selling documentation including it original owners Rolls Royce ID card for presentation when servicing under warranty. The car's original purchase price would have been just over $65,614 ($214,498 in 2015 dollars!). The car was purchased by a successful Beverly Hills real estate developer and it has been in his family's possession since new.
The car was primarily originally serviced at 'Scott Motors', an independent Rolls Royce specialist of Los Angeles, CA and in recent years at 'Frank McLain & Sons', a renown independent Rolls Royce specialist of Encino, CA. This obviously well maintained Rolls Royce must still run the same as when new - the engine purrs like a kitten, 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 II 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 original southern California owner example with only 29K original miles in this rare and striking color combination must be both seen and driven to be fully appreciated. Without a doubt you will look long and hard to find a finer example increasingly very collectible 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II model available anywhere. Always garaged and covered with no accidents and always owned since new by only one obviously very particular California owner - never ever abused and understood to have never seen rain!
For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce no longer exists as it had for over one hundred years. This is the one of 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 and striking example of a very rare and unusual Rolls Royce with 29K original for the discerning luxury classic car owner!