Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II
When things don’t happen right away, just remember; it takes 6 months to build a Rolls Royce, 13 hours to build a Toyota. – Rolls Royce
An iconic slogan Rolls Royce coined to make a quality statement. Let me give you a small example; first the grille of a Rolls Royce is assembled by hand. Then the stainless steel is polished by hand for 5 hours until your servant Charles can count his whiskers in the reflection before he drives ‘the Rolls’ in front. Henry Royce therefore modestly said that Silver Shadows do nothing that other luxury cars cannot do, only they do everything a little better, with more precision and manners.
Henry Royce’s favorite aphorism came from Latin; ‘whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble.’ You can see this in the design of the Silver Shadow. It is all perfectly executed, and yet in every detail it manages to modestly excel and stand out. Jim Brokaw, for example, selected leather hides for the interior of Rolls Royce. Of every 10,000 hides, only thirty were deemed good enough to be shoved under the bums of the high-ranking gentlemen. The rest of this top quality leather was used for the purses of the ladies who, of course, also liked to be driven around.
The Rolls Royce was delivered in 1977 to Ronald P. Nevison, an owner of a record label. Just what you want with a seventies ‘high-roller’, and the car has been fully documented ever since. The color is really something distinguished from that era; Walnut over Willow Gold. When you walk past it, you’re not sure whether it looks cool to you or distinguished. A true seventies color, which is now very popular again.
The car drives great and everything works properly. So you don’t have to worry about you and Queen Elizabeth having to wait for your weekly High-Tea Yatzhee session. By the way, the car lends itself perfectly to unsolicited parental advice in style. Nobody dares to contradict you when you arrive in this beautiful brown piece of English history. All history is present, and the car is completely original. A true collector’s item.
Charles, are you coming soon for a test drive? He is already sold and waiting in the back of the car.
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