Delightful Detailing: 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II – Sold?

by | May 2023 | Craigslist ClassiFINDS, Malaise Monday

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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In 1965 Rolls Royce launched the Silver Shadow II as a modernized, unibody replacement for the company’s out-of-date Silver Cloud III.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,, 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 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II is a luxury automobile that represents the pinnacle of automotive engineering and craftsmanship of its time. This classic vehicle features a powerful 6.75-liter V8 engine, delivering a smooth and effortless driving experience. With an advanced suspension system and power-assisted steering, the Silver Shadow II offers exceptional handling and comfort, making it a pleasure to drive on any road surface.

One notable technical feature of the Silver Shadow II is its hydraulic self-leveling suspension system. This innovative system automatically adjusts the ride height of the car based on the load and road conditions, ensuring a consistently smooth and comfortable ride. The suspension is designed to absorb bumps and imperfections in the road, providing passengers with a serene and quiet driving experience. This sophisticated technology sets the Silver Shadow II apart from its contemporaries, offering an unparalleled level of refinement.

In addition to its superior engineering, the 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II showcases exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. The interior is meticulously crafted using the finest materials, including sumptuous leather upholstery, plush carpets, and hand-polished wood veneers. The dashboard features a range of advanced instruments and controls, including a comprehensive set of gauges, a sophisticated air conditioning system, and a high-quality sound system. These technical elements, combined with luxurious appointments, create an environment of elegance and opulence that is synonymous with the Rolls Royce brand.

Overall, the 1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II is a prime example of automotive excellence, with its powerful engine, advanced suspension system, and impeccable craftsmanship. It continues to be revered as a symbol of luxury and prestige, representing the epitome of automotive engineering from its era. Whether you appreciate its timeless design or the refined driving experience it offers, the Silver Shadow II remains an iconic and sought-after classic car among enthusiasts and collectors worldwide.

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 Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s brief description:

“1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II
4dr Sedan 8-cyl. Clean Title.
Email is the best to contact me.”

Show or go: What would you do with this 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II?  Please comment below and let us know!

1 Comment
  1. Delightful Detailing: 1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II – Sold?

    134,000+ miles! But it is still a nice-looking car. The problem would be the cost of repairs and parts. Good luck with the sale!


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