Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Reviews from UK and Ireland

1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow LWB 6.7

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6.7 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Cherokee

Summary:

Who cares about fuel consumption when it's built like this?

Faults:

Nothing: 100% reliable!

Although ... there's a slight blow from the exhaust manifold, which seals itself when it warms up.

General Comments:

Turns heads - especially when told that it's now 31 years old.

The suspension - all original equipment - still holds the road like new, and affords the smoothest ride of all the cars I have owned since I passed my driving test in the same year this car was built.

Although the leather interior is in need of a good clean, feed and recolour, it is still in much better condition than that found in many cars decades younger.

If I could get a decent price for the Grand Cherokee, I would drive the Rolls all year round rather than just in the Summer months!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2007

10th Mar 2010, 16:55

I'm trading my 1971 Toyota Crown for a 1976 RR SilShadow... wonder if I am making a mistake? A RR I can buy anytime (all one needs is $), but a Crown... Try looking for one.

1975 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Standard Saloon 6.75 litre

Model year1976
Year of manufacture1975
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 6.75 litre Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance82000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz E-Class

Summary:

Incredible feel-good factor behind the wheel - and I find any excuse to be behind the wheel!

Faults:

Nothing except items requiring routine maintenance or replacement.

General Comments:

Like sitting in your favourite armchair.

Potentially high repair costs, but zero depreciation.

Quality feel to all components.

Interior made from a herd of cows and half a rainforest.

Spend your money on driving it and you'll save on repair bills.

Remember that the cheapest Rolls-Royce you can find will end up being the most expensive.

Regular servicing and regular use are essential.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2007

2nd Sep 2011, 03:41

Can you convert the A/C on the 1975 to R-134?

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 2 reviews