1976 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow from North America

Summary:

Nice to look at, but having trouble with it now

Faults:

Electrical problems and fuel leaks.

General Comments:

Suddenly we noticed gas leaking from the bottom of the car in one area, which has now spread all along the bottom from back wheel area to front wheel area. I hear there is a recall from the wiki website. Can anyone confirm this? We would like to know how much it would cost to replace the fuel line?

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

Review Date: 16th January, 2010

17th Jan 2010, 07:26

I have an 1989 Silver Spur and had a similar problem. There is a return fuel line from the engine to the fuel tank. It is located along the left or driver's side. Mine had rusted and was leaking. The defective section was cut out and replaced by my local garage. Cost $40. Hope that this helps.

rayhutch@lks.net

18th Jan 2010, 22:22

I am sure this is one of the vehicles that you had better do your homework on, even if bought cheap. Or park it and enjoy looking at it.

1972 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 6.750 ccm from Norway

Summary:

Absolute excellent. You need to get one!

Faults:

This car has obviously some years to it now and it has also covered a significantly distance.

As the car stands now it is almost nothing wrong with it. Just wrapped front disc and a minor leakage from the exhaust and of course some rust (non visible).

I also own an 2004 Audi. Just let me say that service parts for the Silver Shadow is cheaper then those for the Audi!

Owning a Silver Shadow the only real concern should be whether the engine or the hydraulic leveling system breaks - which it won't.

General Comments:

I have had the car for just a short time, but I must say it is absolute incredible. A 36 years old car and still drives better than most new cars in many aspects.

The interior is still in excellent condition and it looks awesome exterior too even though it starts to form rust here and there.

You can hardly hear the big V8 - that goes from both inside and outside.

It is a good feeling owning a bit of the most excellent piece of automotive engineering ever built.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th July, 2008

1967 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow from North America

Summary:

A lot of fun, but not a daily driver

Faults:

The brakes went out and had to be replaced (using Jaguar brakes).

The blue leather seats are fading from the sun.

The car had sat for years, so the tires needed replacement, and a small rodent had made its home in the engine compartment.

General Comments:

This is my father's car, but I've driven it enough to write about it. He bought it for $10,000 USD in 2003, and the car is in really nice shape. It didn't run when he bought it, but he got it running. It is going to need a ring job in the future, but it doesn't get driven enough to warrant one right now.

I love the way people stop what they are doing and stare when I drive down the road. This car commands respect from everyone who sees it. I've taken it to car shows, and people with American muscle cars get annoyed because I park a hand-made luxury car next to their Camaro. Oh well.

I don't like the lack of seat belts. There is an aftermarket lap belt in the front seat, but that is it. If I inherit the car, I will have seat belts installed. I don't care what that does to the value; I'm not driving with my family in a car without seat belts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th March, 2008

22nd Mar 2008, 08:04

Ring job on a 76k RR?

No: you do not need a ring job. Please do not even touch the engine internals. Leave them alone, please.

Put Marvel Mystery Oil in it and use 10-40 regular grade oil and drive it a few thousand miles miles at hiway speeds.

Everything will clear up.

Don't worry. Everything will be fine. Please please please do not have anyone touch the engine (in any way shape or form) except to replace the water pump and alternator when the time comes.

Have fun!