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 that Rolls Royce came up with 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 moustache hairs in the reflection before driving ‘the Rolls’. Henry Royce therefore modestly said that Silver Shadows don’t do anything that other luxury cars can’t, they only do everything a little better, with more precision and manners.
Henry Royce’s favourite aphorism came from Latin; ‘whatever is rightly done, however humble, is noble’. This is reflected in the design of the Silver Shadow. It is all perfectly executed, and yet it excels and distinguishes itself in every detail in a modest way. Jim Brokaw, for example, selected leather hides for the interior of Rolls Royce. Out of every 10,000 hides, only thirty were found to be good enough to be shoved under the buttocks of the high men. The rest of this top quality leather was used for the bags of the ladies who of course also liked to ride around.
This Rolls Royce was originally delivered in England in 1977 by Jack Barclay, the world’s oldest Rolls Royce/ Bentley dealer. The first owner apparently also wanted to see “humans” in the wild, as there is an original Rolls Royce tow bar on it. Perhaps the owner used the car for tripping to exotic destinations, as the beautiful Carribean Blue paint could reveal.
In 2005 the car came to the Netherlands and since then the car has remained in good condition and has been perfectly maintained. From then on, the car has gone abroad for rallies abroad several times. All the original badging is still on it, as the English gentleman befits.
Coming to test drive it soon, Charles? The gentleman has already approved and is waiting in the back of the car.I'm interested in this object