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.
The Rolls Royce was delivered in 1979 by Frank Dale, who has been shining in this brand since 1942. The car has only transported 44 thousand miles of people with manners. The colour has intrigued us for weeks; Peacock Blue. This colour does something to you when you look at the car in real life. When you walk past it, you are not sure whether it looks good to you, or fancy. A real seventies colour, which is huge.
Only a few kilometres ago the car had a very major service at Stoffels Classic Cars, and you can see that. As you can imagine, you don’t have to worry about stopping, and Queen Elizabeth has to wait for your weekly High-Tea Yatzhee session. By the way, the car is perfect for unsolicited parental advice in style. After all, nobody dares to contradict you when you come to this peacock-blue piece of English history. All the history is present, and the car is completely original. A true collector’s item.
Coming for a quick test drive, Charles? The gentleman has already approved and is sitting in the back of the car.I'm interested in this object