1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 1 6.7 V8
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
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!
6th Jan 2017, 18:52
Problems with electric windows and door locks are almost all due to a break in the loom where it enters the door.