West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptionally well maintained and very collectible example of this original California 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow LWB with only 98K original miles and finished in original factory 'Walnut Bronze Metallic' paint with a tan color Everflex roof and matching Rolls Royce hubcaps and with beautiful original 'Magnolia' Connolly leather hides and full Fawn carpeting.
The original factory paintwork is in very fine condition with only very minor imperfections such as some very small touch up paint spots and all the chromework including the Rolls Royce grille is absolutely outstanding and virtually flawless! The interior is virtually completely original condition throughout with it's original leather seats in very fine condition with only very minor signs of wear and with no rips or tears. 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.
Recent service history at 97,510 miles at the renown European exotics specialists 'Guido's Auto Precision' of Chico, California included: Remove engine and transmission from vehicle and tear down motor for oil leak. Rear oil slinger assembly found to be damaged from incorrect previous repair (was installed out of alignment), inspected crankshaft main bearings and connecting rod bearings - OK. Removed the cylinder heads and tear down the heads and clean and decarbonize. Began the cleaning process of the motor and all components. Sublet heads for welding and machine shop work. Sublet repair of radiator for rod out of partially plugged core and repair superficial damage from previous fan interference. Cleaned engine block and repaired wiring harness. Installed upgraded rear main seal and seal plate. Cleaned and installed front timing covers on to motor. Cleaned and installed oil pan and disassembled oil lever float assembly and resealed. Disassembled hydraulic pumps to clean and change housing O rings. Replaced thermostat with factory thermostat. Replaced both check valves. Repaired stripped threads in left exhaust manifold for heater tubes. Fabricate new steel lines for choke heaters and install onto motor. Install new fan belts for water pump. Installed new front and rear seals into transmission. Replaced pan gasket and filter. Fabricated bushing to replace missing one to hold filter more securely. Cleaned and painted the heads, lapped the valves into their seats. Installed valve stem seals. Inspected and tested valve springs to specification. Dismantled electric gear changer for transmission to check microswitches. Replaced two switches. Replaced low pressure power steering hoses from gearbox to cooler and from cooler to pump. Replaced mismatched hose clamps. Remove and replace steering shaft to replace broken coupler and destroyed boot. Replaced coupler and boot for power constant velosity joint on steering column. Repacked lower CV joint and reinstalled. Install automatic transmission and replace automatic transmission hoses. Remove brake reservoir and filter. Disassemble, clean and replace. Install new filter screens and hook up lines. Install wire looms for spark plug wires and clean and install spark plug wires. Dissassemble carburator float bowls to clean and inspect. Set float levels to specifications. Install brake accumulators. Install distributor, hook up all vacuum lines. Top up all fluids. Install adaptors for air conditioning and retrofit. Charge system with 2.5lbs R134a. Remove and replace door panels to fix power door locks. Remove hydraulic brake pump and replace. Replace A/C lines from compressor to condensor, condensor to exaporator and replace receiver drier assembly. Evacuate and recharge system. Change the parking brake pads. Total Cost $16,693.23 with further repairs of $932.52. Service records available.
This well maintained Rolls Royce engine runs extremely strong and these cars are not slow - 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 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 rare and very collectible and super striking 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow LWB, obviously always garaged with no signs of any accidents and no rust and always owned since new by only two very particular California 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 Rolls Royce for the discerning luxury classic car owner!