Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Review from Netherlands

1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 6.7 V8

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 6.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance192000 kilometres


Semi-affordable luxury and great fun


It was very difficult to find a good garage for maintenance; finally found one near Deventer (Netherlands).

The complete fuel system had to be replaced, and the central door locking system and electric windows are a nightmare. They either don't work or are about to break down

General Comments:

Great car to drive, a total feeling of luxury.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th December, 2000

19th Dec 2001, 18:32

Remember, this guy's car is in the Netherlands, where gas costs an arm, a leg and at least one frontal lobe per tank. My Shadow gets 13 mpg (U.S.) around town and 17 mpg on the highway (as long as I stay under 80 mph). It seems to me that that is pretty good for a 6.7 litre V-8 with 5000 pounds to haul.

In fact, isn't it a good deal more fuel efficient than almost any larger Chrysler/Dodge/GM/import SUV made today? And, let me tell you, I'd much rather be driving the Rolls!

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 1 review