A stunning and beautiful presenting example! Resenting here, a really gorgeous example of a Silver Wraith II. Finished in Caribbean Blue with a light beige Everflex vinyl top and matching fine lines to the waist-rails. The interior has handsome beige Connolly hides and matching carpets. These are overlayed with lambs-wool overlay moutons.
The same beige theme carries through to the boot. The Silver Wraith II is the long wheel base version of the Silver Shadow II. Easily identified by the same rear window (opera window) and standard fitment Everflex vinyl top, it is 4 longer in the rear door. This provides a noticeable increase in rear passenger space.This Wraith II has fitted factory optional chrome alloy wheels. These became available thru Rolls-Royce in 1981 but were considered an upgrade option to the Shadow series. This is an unmolested example that has been nicely maintained and presents in excellent condition. It is very original in presentation - right down to the original Blaupunkt "blue dot" radio and Pioneer 8 track cassette player. This was a west coast car most of its life so it is a dry example that has had a garaged environment. As a result, it has been freed from the perils of harsh weather and is very clean underneath. From 2000 onwards she resided in. But was collector owned and kept dry and clean. In the last 4 years she has been also collector owned in Tennesse. It has always been well maintained and serviced and comes with its original manual. The Silver Wraith II presented here has been work-shop inspected where all work needed is carried out. Important costly items such as the hydraulics and brakes are fully inspected and serviced as required. This includes checking of all brake hoses and system pressure tested and bled. Brakes pumps have been rebuilt, new accumulators fitted, calipers and pads serviced. It is ready to drive and enjoy. The odometer shows a low 45,000 and although this is not verifiable, the mileage is commensurate with the condition (particularly when you look at the condition of the interior, under-hood, brake pedal etc). It is very quiet and smooth on the road without any of the typical thumps and rattles typical of lesser maintained examples of this model. The interior looks close to perfect. The beige leather is in absolutely outstanding condition with no tears nor fading and true to its Connolly characteristics.
The leather really has been lovingly preserved. The burr walnut wood throughout the car is stunning. The process was done in accordance with the Rolls-Royce "multi-layer lacquering technique" which involves painstaking wet sanding and buffing by hand between all coats. The final finish on the wood throughout is simply stunning and is like glass.
The burl walnut in this example has a deep red hue and is truly magnificent. The head lining is original and in average to good condition.
Wool carpets with leather binding are in good condition. Likewise is the dash and top-roll. The boot (trunk) carpet with the same theme. The body on this Wraith II is very straight and the paint is shiny and lustrous.
The car was repainted some 10 years ago and was a very high quality job. When you look down the sides of the car, they are very straight and true. The paint presents beautifully with only very minimal marks and blemishes which suggests the car has had only minimal use over the last few years. Certainly, the paint needs nothing other than a wax from time to time.The Everflex vinyl top, standard fitment on all Wraith IIs, is brand new and was only replaced because of 2 cut mark on the passenger C pillar. The car has a set of 235/75 white-wall tyres with plenty of tread (the tyres are several years old so good for pottering around but should be replaced if you intend to do long touring - please enquire so we can make arrangements). The chrome Rolls-Royce alloys are excellent with no imperfections in the rims themselves nor the centre caps.
All remaining bright-work is in good condition. All electrics have been checked right down to the smallest and insignificant dash and courtesy light. Even the clock keeps good time!
Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. The under-bonnet heat pads are the originals in good condition.
As you would expect, this Wraith II comes with its original jack, correct tools and operating manual. This stately Wraith II is an excellent condition representation of the marque that is ready to be driven and enjoyed. It makes for an excellent driver for either everyday driving or sunny weekend enjoyment. Do nothing to her and take her to your next Rolls-Royce meet - you will attract considerable attention! Interesting information on the Silver Shadow/Wraith II series.
The II mark provided considerable improvement over the earlier Silver Shadow. The model represents the pinnacle in design features for the Silver Shadow series that started production in 1966.
For extra photos on this fine example go to the link below. Gorgeous Euro spec front air-dam fitted.Broad-cloth headliner is in good condition but has typical glue "bleed-through" (this was caused by a production flaw that saw adhesives seep thru the fabric over time). Euro specification front air dam fitted - a lovely and much needed touch! For those Rolls-Royce enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past I welcome you all. For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque, please note that as a serious collector of some 30 years, all my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Rolls-Royce workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars and fellow RR enthusiasts) with trained Rolls-Royce craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. As a team, we are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such, any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best. To this end, I firmly believe in the famous adage. Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten.
We hope you do too. RRMOTORSINC is a division of Park-Ward Motors and The Park-Ward Motors Museum.
We can always be reached at. We at Park-Ward Motors the things we do. When our Rolls-Royces are commissioned for resale, they are indeed professionally and correctly fully work-shopped. And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition.
There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of. The various processes, this is one such example of what we do. Every car has its interior door panels removed.
If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer, repairing the veneer if there is damage, staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer.
Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical slow window syndrome. All tracks, chains and gears are lubricated.Where central locking is fitted, these are all serviced to ensure no solenoid sticking, another common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked, repaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original.
All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks, handles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment. If not paid, or if no contact is received within that period, we reserve the right to offer the car to any other party.
This Rolls-Royce is part of a private collection. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. We do NOT allow 3rd party inspectors because history has proven, sadly, they are not worth their weight in salt. As a collector and experienced restorer of the marque, I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard.
By comparison, my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated, the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand, show cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate, so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition.
Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand, the very nature of these classic Rolls-Royces is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item, or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further, and very importantly, these cars are classic cars also because they are old.
So this means a 25 year old car is predominantly comprised of 25 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out, break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage.
Please note, fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly, cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex.
We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand, by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty, we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance".
Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further, a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment, may decide to play-up the next. After all, it is some 25 years old. This is the nature of any classic car and especially a Rolls-Royce which was very "complicated" for its era.If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos, then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, unforeseen imperfection, defect or damage. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age, in most US states, the mileage may be recorded as exempt. Also, you must remember that this is a classic +/-25 year old vehicle, and while it is up to you, I do not recommend that you just hop in and drive it across the countryuntil you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least, I have never done that.
I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home. PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS, CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU CONTEMPLATE DOING SO AS, RESPECTFULLY, THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS. Very simply put, this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further, Rolls-Royces are not without nuances, idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain.
This is well documented in many circles. You need to be a special and considerate type of purchaser to own. Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes; we love to hate them and hate to love them!
Please note: As a professional collector and experienced restorer, I have my own Rolls-Royce dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand; The Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of these great cars to its next owner (caretaker). Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". In this case, this will include the air conditioning system of this car.
This is all done at NO CHARGE. Rolls-Royce values vary wildly, entirely dependent on their condition.There are, of course, other aspects that add or subtract from their values Long Wheel Base versus regular, the year which dictated certain technical changes, etc. The colour alone, for example can make a big difference. So for the benefit of new-comers to the marque please see the approximate guide to values based on a particular model below. Please remember, these are plus-or-minus figures.
Hopefully this will provide a reference point for the Rolls-Royce being featured in this listing as it compares to the range of different condition examples. So don't be fooled by "cheap buys". For any specific questions about this unique example of a Rolls-Royce, please do not hesitate to contact me. According to the London based investment research firm; Historic Automobile Group International, classic cars have appreciated on average, 13% per year since 1980, whilst overall stock values averaged an 11% gain over the same period.The following graph charts the value of collectible cars vs. Add a map to your own listings. The item "1978 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Wraith II" is in sale since Monday, December 24, 2018. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Cars & Trucks\Rolls-Royce\Silver Shadow". The seller is "rrmotorsinc" and is located in Barrington, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.