1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II - Amazing and Unique - Must See -Tribute Car

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Technical specifications

Model:Silver Shadow
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Interior Color:French upholstery
Engine:6.7L 6750CC 412Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
Trim:Base Sedan 4-Door
Number of Cylinders:8
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Liberace Tribute Rolls-Royce – Amazing and Unique 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II

This 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow is appropriately nicknamed “Liberace” because the prior owner was obsessed with the interior of the French fabric interior she saw in one of Mr. Liberace's Rolls-Royces.According to the prior owner, she spent $15,000 in the 1990s for the upholstery work from the same professional who did the interior work for a different Rolls-Royce owned by the real Mr. Liberace.
For the record: This 1977 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow up for auction was NEVER OWNED BY MR. LIBERACE.
Interior: “Liberace’s” spectacular interior features seats, side panels and headliner covered in the finest French themed tapestry style upholstery.Nothing like driving while you sit on your custom sofa.Extremely comfortable.Unfortunately, custom fabrics are not as resilient as leather, so time has not been kind to the driver’s and front passenger's seats, as well as the front arm rests.They are in need of cleaning, repairs, restoration and probably replacement.I was not able to locate replacement fabric with the same French patterns, but your sources / efforts might be more successful.The rear seats and headliner are in need of a good cleaning (maybe dry cleaning?), but usable and beautiful.The right front panel (passenger side) was removed for the purpose of trying to match fabric.It needs to be cleaned and re-attached.The center armrest in the rear seat is in good condition but it will not retract for some reason.For your information, I believe the original leather interior is underneath the French fabric interior because the torn fabric on the driver's seat appears to show leather underneath.I have no idea what condition the leather interior might be in or look like, but the original leather in most Silver Shadows of this era is usually worn and cracking, especially in the front seats.
Exterior Color: Burgundy with beige Landau Top
Tires:Brand new whitewall tires installed about two years ago.Only have a few miles on them.Basically still in brand new condition.
Paint: The condition of “Liberace’s” paint is fair in general.It looks okay from about 15-20 feet.Upon closer examination, you can see areas that were blended or touched up, plus some nicks, scrapes and chips throughout entire car.The trunk paint has some cracks and missing paint near the handle.There is also some paint cracking and minor body damage on the left rear quarter.A circular area of about 6” on the passenger door and the front right fender was sanded down and needs repainting.Pinstriping is missing on some of the panels that were resprayed.
Bumper valances (front and rear) were removed and painted professionally.(see pictures).They are inside the car and need to be color sanded, buffed and then installed.
Landau Top: The EverFlex Vinyl Landau Top is generally in good shape, but probably could use re-coloring and moisturizing treatment.
Body: The condition of “Liberace’s” body is generally excellent.I have not found any areas of rust. There is a small dent I recently noticed on the driver's door.Painted areas that need repair are noted in paragraph above about the condition of paint.
Chrome Trim: Generally in good condition.Note: The Chrome trim for the hood was removed during a respray of the hood and is located in the trunk.The chrome trim around the headlights were temporarily put on for pictures, but have not been permanently installed.The headlight trim is inside the car.
Wood Trim: The wood trim on the doors is faded and flaking off.All wood trim really needs to be refinished.
Mileage: The stated miles on this 1977 Rolls-Royce is "146,168”.I don’t know if that mileage is correct.I have put less than 200 miles on “Liberace” since purchasing it in 2009.
Engine:The engine runs very strong.It passed strict California smog tests in 2010 and 2012 with flying colors.All belts and radiator hoses were replaced about 4 years ago.The radiator was professionally flushed and cleaned as well.However, this car is not ready for a road trip.See below.
Title:“Liberace” has a California salvage title.I am holding the actual pink slip. According to the prior owner, there was a small engine compartment fire and the insurance company “totaled” the car because of the cost of repair and repainting.All fire damage has been fixed as far as I can tell.“Liberace” has been licensed, registered and insured in California since 2010.
Brakes and Hydraulics: All of the brake calipers have been rebuilt and new rubber hydraulic hoses were installed.New brake pads were installed all around.Most of the hydraulics were rebuilt and many new hoses and seals were installed in 2010.Both accumulators performed well in 2010 and were not rebuilt.Unfortunately, there are still some hydraulic leaks in various places, especially around the main units below the driver's seat in an area affectionately known to Rolls-Royce mechanics as the “Rat Trap” which sometimes leaks even when these cars were new.Recently, brake system 1 light does not go out, so that accumulator may need attention.There is also a tapping sound from the engine that is probably related to the problem with brake system 1.My best guess is that the sound is from one of the two hydraulic pumps that work off of the cams to pressurize the two accumulators, but I might be wrong.Needless to say, even though brake system 2 appears strong and capable of stopping the vehicle, the car should not be driven until the redundant brake systems are fully inspected and approved by a knowledgeable mechanic. I should also add that some of these hydraulic leaks happen to leak on exhaust pipes which leads to smokein the engine bay.Again, the braking systems which incorporate the suspension system need to be checked thoroughly.
Electrical:Some of the pictures of “Liberace” show a Optima battery which apparently had a bad cell.A replacement used battery has been fitted which holds a charge and starts the car nicely.However, the generator light on the dash flickers on and off which is an indication that the alternator probably needs to be replaced (usually better to use a higher amperage single wire Delco). I also recall that there was a problem with the wipers turning on without being activated, so the fuse was removed.I have not reinstalled the fuse or tried to figure out what is going on with the wipers or the wiper switch.Some of the gauges move erratically and may not be working properly, so everything should be checked out before any long road trip.
Fuel systems: A brand new aftermarket fuel pump and filter was fitted recently.The spark plugs were replaced several years ago.The carbs were rebuilt about 4 years ago.The engine is running strong.The 6.75 liter V8 puts out an impressive amount of power.
Transmission:Fluid changed several years ago.Never had any problem with the transmission.
Exhaust system: The exhaust system appears to be in excellent shape.I believe the prior owner replaced the exhaust pipes and mufflers because of their bright appearance.Based upon prior smog tests, I believe the catalytic converters are working well.
Alignment:Some of the rubber components in the steering were replaced due to age cracking.An alignment should be performed to make certain the alignment is still correct.
Air Conditioning: Not working at present. No analysis done, but standard AC Delco compressor and all other components are present.
“Liberace” is 37 years old and needs work as detailed above.But it is rust free and has spectacular potential.“Liberace” is a classic head turner.The white wall tires tell the world that this car is unique.The custom French interior appeals to every woman that has ever seen it.Indeed, they just love it.And you will not see another one like this on the road.Ever.I have owned four other Silver Shadows over the years, but nothing stirred up so much attention as “Liberace.”Unfortunately, I am retired and moving soon.So, I plan to list my other cars on eBay, including 3 classic 1956 Bentleys (all right hand drive), a 1969 XKE coupe (left hand drive) and some 1970's Lotuses.Cars have been my hobby since I was a teenager.I'm a long time member of the Rolls-Royce Owner's Club.I also served as the technical chairman of the Southern California Rolls-Royce Owner's Club for 3 years.As you can see,I have a long history with British cars.So, please follow my other sales.
I am selling “Liberace” without reserve and at a low starting price of $9,000 and a reasonable Buy It Now price of $14,000.I have tried, in good faith, to describe my dear friend “Liberace” as much as possible, but I may have missed something or made a mistake.Accordingly, please understand that “Liberace” (the vehicle) is being sold “AS IS” “WHERE IS” without any guarantees or warranties, express, written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein. No allowance, set off or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely.Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
Mileage indicated is assumed correct. This car is being presented as a project with everything in need of attention or repair. Items only directly related to this vehicle shown in the pictures are included; none of the background items in photos are included in this auction. The seller assumes no liability after transaction is completed.

Buyer is responsible for shipping costs and all arrangements.I will attempt to work with your shipping company, but you are ultimately responsible for coordinating anything relating to shipping, loading or preparation for shipping. “Liberace” (the car) can be viewed by appointment in Chino Hills, California 91709 (about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles).I highly recommend and encourage a personal inspection of the vehicle “Liberace”, if possible.If you also wish to visit the grave of Mr. Liberace, he is located at Forest Lawn in nearby Los Angeles.
A $500 deposit via Paypal is required within 24 hours after the close of auction. The balance is due in cash upon delivery.
I reserve the right to end the auction at any time as the car is listed locally.
“Liberace” must be picked up within 10 days after the close of auction, unless other arrangements are made in writing.
Feel free to ask any questions.My phone number is (310) 962-7309.Ask for Steve.Please call during the day (Pacific Standard Time).

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