Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II Reviews from UK and Ireland

1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II 4 Door Saloon 6.7 V8

Model year1980
Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 6.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired68000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles

Summary:

Wonderful

Faults:

Had engine re-built (very costly!!!), but to be fair the car had a full service history. The mistake is dealers make is they don't change the antifreeze every two years, and after 30 years corrosion forms on the internal waterways in the engine... BE WARNED!

General Comments:

I love the car; it's comfortable and remarkably quick for its size.

Interior is great, the leather looks remarkably good. Just had the car re-sprayed and it looks like new.

Would love a Seraph though... one day maybe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th February, 2010

1979 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Semi-Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired21600 miles
Most recent distance44158 miles
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

The best of british car makers

Faults:

Speedometer needed calibrating

1st week I had the car, the brake hose near the brake fluid chamber had a leak; easily replaced.

General Comments:

This car has been the most trouble free car I have ever owned. For a car that is near to 30 years of age I cannot complain.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th August, 2007

1977 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow II SWB 6.75

Year of manufacture1977
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 6.75 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired35000 miles
Most recent distance98000 miles
Previous carPorsche 356

Summary:

Bang for bucks, not much comes close

Faults:

Gearbox, gear change became slow and sticky, fault was diagnosed as electronic gear change motor, rebuilt at a cost of £350, and now perfect.

Noisy hydraulic tappet developed, replacement £400 inc fitting.

Not too bad for 14 years ownership.

General Comments:

If you plant you foot down this car will shift and leave some people in shock at just how quick this 3 tonne 18 foot long beast can move.

This car was designed to be maintained by chauffers, so it is not too bad to work on yourself, but do have major services done by specialists or you will be asking for trouble.

Only buy a car with a FULL Rolls-Royce specialist history and have it inspected before buying. Small parts can be hugely expensive.

Spend a bit of extra cash on buying an immaculate car rather than a cheap one needing work done.

Far better in the long run.

If you can afford one, buy one, unrivaled presence on the road.

It is like gliding along on your couch.

Electric seats, digital stereo, air con, cruise control, elec windows, power steering, dual braking, ride height adjusting suspension and huge leather seats are, but a few features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th March, 2003

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews