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1965-1980 ROLLS-ROYCE Silver Shadow specifications


If ever there was a Rolls-Royce for the masses, then the Shadow was it. It was revolutionary for the company, with unitary construction, all-round disc brakes and self-levelling suspension. The modern lines reflected contemporary car design, yet also managed to retain Rolls-Royce’s upper class air. The 6230cc V8 rose in capacity to 6750cc in 1970, and the Shadow II fell victim to rubber bumpers and a front air dam in 1977. The Silver Wraith name was used from the same year to distinguish the long wheelbase version.

Production

  • Production:
    27,915
  • Price at launch:
    £6,670
  • Price (excellent)
    £14,000
  • Price (good):
    £11,000
  • Price (average):
    £6,250
  • Price (project):
    £1,750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.9secs
  • Top speed:
    115.0mph
  • Power:
    200.0bhp
  • Torque:
    250.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    14.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring
  • Steering:
    worm and roller
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed automatic

Dimensions

  • Length:
    5169mm
  • Wheelbase:
    3035mm
  • Width:
    1803mm
  • Height:
    1519mm
  • Weight:
    2114kgs

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