Delightful Detailing: 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II – Sold?
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June 26, 2023, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
In 1965 Rolls Royce launched the Silver Shadow II as a modernized, unibody replacement for the company’s out-of-date Silver Cloud III. Produced from 1965 through 1980, the Silver Cloud series remains one of the highest produced Roller in history with over thirty thousand produced. Another fun fact: the Silver Shadow was originally intended to be called Rolls-Royce Silver Mist but was replaced with Silver Shadow at the last minute due to Mist meaning “manure” or “crap” in German. In 1977, Rolls Royce launched an updated Silver Shadow II.
We spotted this copper over tan 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II for sale on Craigslist in May 2023. It appears to be a nicely detailed example of the Marque in a rarely seen color combination. Unfortunately, the seller does not provide any history about the car or details on how up-to-date the maintenance on their Roller is.
Last offered for $24,995, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is above the one-year rolling average of this guide’s summary for Silver Shadow IIs between 1977 and 1980. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can navigate to each comparable car sold as a way to help you evaluate the price of the example featured here:
As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #3 “Good” estimate of $16,500 and its #2 “Very Good” appraisal of $26,300.
The Dean Laumbach YouTube Channel features this Point-of-View (“POV”) video of what it’s like to be a rear-seat passenger in a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II:
Despite posting only five photographs with a three-sentence description, this 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II for sale appears to be a nicely detailed example. If the seller can provide a notebook full of receipts detailing this Roller’s well-maintained history, this Silver Shadow II could be a nice example to own.
If you are serious about buying this Rolls Royce, you can start the conversation by contacting the seller with the contact information provided in their Craigslist ad. When you connect, please remember to mention you saw their restored pickup featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s brief description:
Email is the best to contact me.”
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