1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 6.7 V8

Summary:

Semi-affordable luxury and great fun

Faults:

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!