1983 Rolls Royce Camargue. Meticulously maintained, highly optioned, low miles.

1983 Rolls-Royce Other

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Other
Trim: Camargue Pininfarina Coupe
Year: 1983
Mileage: 52,500
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Winnetka, California, United States

Description for Rolls-Royce Other 1983

1983 Rolls Royce Camargue!! Styled by Pininfarina of Italy. the Camargue was launched in 1974 to a mixture of awe and disbelief. It was audaciously styled. its lines reminiscent of the Continental sports saloons of the past. was it really worth almost twice as much as the Silver Shadow on which it was based? Yes. the company’s flagship. the Camargue was priced at 50 percent above the Corniche and. like the latter. used an up-rated version of Rolls-Royce’s dependable. 6. 50cc pushrod V8 engine. In keeping with tradition the power output remained undisclosed. but most testers reported a healthy improvement in acceleration above 70mph and a top speed in excess of 120mph. Rolls-Royce’s advanced split-level air conditioning system was introduced with the Camargue. later becoming standard on the Shadow II range. In all other respects though. the interior remained the traditional ‘Gentlemen’s Club on wheels’. with acres of walnut embellishment and ‑nest-quality leather. As range-topping models. the Camargue and Corniche were also the first to feature Rolls’ revised rear suspension and ride height control. Camargue production was shared between Mulliner. Park Ward in London and the Crewe factory for the first few years before being concentrated at the later plant from 1978. Produced at the rate of around one a week. the Camargue was an exclusive model even by Rolls-Royce standards. Crewe’s output totaling just 352 units by the time production ceased in 1986. of which 1 was a Bentley Camargue. The car offered here is one of only 19 hand built examples for the 1983 production year. I am listing this 1983 Camargue for friends (Peter and Sabrina) who have owned the car since 2009 but has not gotten around driving it more than a hundred miles since then and now decided the car deserves better than to sit around. They have now decided to lower the reserve on this car so it will for sure go to a new owner. Peter bought it in a well maintained condition with 52. XX Miles from supposedly the second (Seattle) owner. It shows in the owner's manual that the car was delivered new to Harry Woodnorth of Chicago (documented in the Owners handbook); the well known jaguar and Mercedes (Gullwing) race car drver who imported very exotic car from all over the world for his wealthy clients. ) He sold it new to a wealthy Iowa client who used it at his second home in Alaska. After his passing it was sold in an estate sale and still had the Alaska title under his name when Peter purchased it. Under that unfortunate event most of the paperwork of this car got lost. It was never transferred to the Seattle buyer - possibly even making this a second owner car. First of all. Peter is a car collector and has very high aesthetic standards. Being very picky and knowledgeable in the cars (mainly Rolls Royce) he purchased and collected. he has been looking for a Camargue in this color for ages - this is the color which fits him best and it's used the least in Rolls Royce's ads. He finally found the car in Seattle. He flew in with his personal vehicle inspector and even though it had some blemishes he purchased the car on the spot. He had the car transported to his home in San Francisco where he turned it over to his personal mechanic to make sure it was mechanically and optically in optimum shape. It got meticulously detailed. some parts replaced. all fluids replaced. hoses and drive train components checked and serviced. He drove the car on dealer plates and loved the feel of it so he started the process of getting a California title. Because that got botched for one reason or another he wasn’t able to drive it like he wanted. The car was delivered in Brown metallic with tan leather and it got repainted to Magnolia before he owned it. The exterior of the car is close to immaculate. it has the optional wool carpets and I’m not even talking rust as there is/was absolutely none on this car ever. It has been kept in his private garage in San Francisco and was now only taken out very seldom - (a few times to pick up the Sunday paper and having the yearly oil changes/service done) the actual reason why it is for sale now. The odometer reads around 52K original miles. All the data plates are original and in the right locations. I just smogged it last week and it is ready to go! The dash and instruments are like new. very detailed and show no signs of wear. The leather interior is in very nice shape with only some normal wear in the driver’s seat. The original headliner is superb. Both door panels and door jambs are like new. show no wear and a high degree of detail. The trunk compartment is in perfect condition. it comes with the original spare. complete tool box and all manuals. Of course it is a totally rust and accident free body shell and you can tell by every detail. Everything is super detailed and there are no damages whatsoever – the glass is perfect and the chrome superb - I hope the following pictures can give you the right impression about that: The tires are like new and the rare wheel covers very nice. Very little more can be said. the car is a rare piece. has a clean California title ready to be signed off and it should just be in the hands of a total. visually and mechanically inclined car nut. Good luck bidding! I have tried to represent the vehicle as good as possible. Please review the pictures and email me if there are still open questions. I'm happy to reply. I can help with finding a shipper to either Overseas or East Coast. just contact me about it. (For overseas buyers: Taking the car to the docks for you will be an additional $150. we've done it many times. ) MY CONDITIONS - VERY IMPORTANT. PLEASE READ !!! Please do not ask what the reserve is--this is an auction. The title is free and clear and ready to be signed over. US buyers have to go through DMV. No trades are accepted and I reserve the right to end the auction early for any reason whatsoever. If you have no feedback or more than 3% negative fb. I will cancel your bid automatically before auction's end if you don't contact me to get clearance to bid--no exceptions! This shouldn't be a problem for most of you. but I must ascertain if you are a serious bidder or not. as I don't want to list the car again. All prospective purchasers agree that this description is solely for convenience. and is not part of any contract of sale for the vehicle. My description is my opinion only. and should not be considered a complete description of any or all faults. and may not be relied upon. taken as fact or otherwise considered a representation or warranty or any sort. The car is sold as-is. where-is with all faults known or unknown. These should only be considered the ramblings of a guy who likes cars. Please see the car in person or send a representative for inspection. A pre-purchase inspection is strongly encouraged and I can happily take the car to one of the well-known nearby shops if you organize and pay for a PPI. Remember. this is a used car; it is not showroom new. I may have forgotten things that are important to you. That’s why you should send someone to inspect this or any car you are considering purchasing. I apologize for this lawyerly disclaimer. but we live in strange times. Even though I have attempted to identify all the flaws I know of; please realize you are buying a used car. and so you should not expect it to be exactly like a showroom new car! There may be minor flaws or features of the car that I did not catch. I just cannot possibly cover every detail that might be a concern to every buyer. The car comes with no warranty of any kind. either expressed or implied. Like all cars. you should expect normal wear and tinkering given it's age and mileage. Neither I nor the car have anything to hide. but we cannot possibly know everything that might be of concern to you. We'll be happy to accommodate your request to view the car in person. All sales are final and bidding on this auction constitutes acceptance of these terms in their entirety. You are bidding to buy this car. not to have the right to take a look at it! Your bid is a legal binding contract. and feedback will be left on the winning bidder. good or bad. depending on your actions. I simply do not tolerate bidders who do not step up to the plate and will pursue them to the fullest extent allowed by law. Payment: A non-refundable Paypal deposit of $250 is due IMMEDIATELY after the winning bid. just to weed out the bidders up to no good. If that doesn't happen. the auction will run it's course. (Thanks for that option. eBay!) Certified check. M/O. wire transfer. or cash only for the remainder and due within 7 days of auction close or the buyer will forfeit it’s rights for the car and it will be relisted. Full payment must clear my bank before pick-up is even attempted. The car must be picked up within 14 days of auction close or you are able to arrange something else with me. Please email me if you have questions that are not covered by the narrative or pictures. Thanks and good luck! God Bless America and all our BRAVE guys out there! Click here to view our other listings