Evaluation: Located in California. Coolant leak noted, along with weak brakes. Dusty, grimy engine bay otherwise. Same goes for the underbody. Severe blistering and some rot under the bumpers. Average quality paint with a handful of scratches and chips. Good panel fit and brightwork. Widespread but light wrinkling to the leather. Crack in the wood on the steering wheel. A stately ride in need of a lot, and that’s just judging by the pictures. There are surely even more needs and shop bills ahead.
Bottom Line: This car may have had a head-scratchingly high $25,000 estimate, but the bidders weren’t fooled on this one, recognizing the car’s shortcomings and not putting much stock into the fact that it’s a rare LWB model. This price is about as much as the car deserves. Remember, though, that there’s no such thing as a cheap Rolls-Royce. One line on the next shop invoice could easily exceed the purchase price.