Most petrol heads are suckers for good classic cars, but more often than not, they forget that most of them were not that good to drive by modern standards, and the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow Drophead Coupe does not impress either.
According to this review, the predecessor of the Silver Spirit, which became the Silver Seraph and then the Ghost at the end of the 2000s, was not superior to the Cadillac Eldorado Convertible, which had a quieter engine, bigger and more comfortable seats, a lower driving position and all the state-of-the-art amenities of the ’60, such as power windows, power brakes, power steering and air-con.
Watch Also: Is The New 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost As Good As It Claims To Be?
As for this 1968 Silver Shadow Drophead Coupe, it may look all-original at a first glimpse, but it does have quite a lot of changes, starting with the stereo and ending with the extra buttons, new electrics and engine. The latter is a Chevy 350 small block crate engine, which has replaced the old 6.2-liter V8, and while it is unknown how much exactly it pumps out, due to the numerous variations, it is estimated to develop around 200 horsepower and 250 pound-feet (340 Nm) of torque.
Back in the day, the open-top Rolls used to cost approximately $19,000, or around $148,000 in today’s money, and these days the cheapest examples go for less than $15,000. But should you buy one? If you want a comfortable couch at an affordable price with a Rolls-Royce badge then maybe yes, but don’t expect people to think you’re rich because, apparently, this one just flies under the radar.
Note: NSFW Video Review