How bad could it be? Really, I have to wonder if a decently skilled hobbyist with a set of tools and access to the internet could get this car running without taking a complete bath in the process. I guess the worst case is you could lose $4k. Or you could spend $6k trying to […]
The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was introduced in 1965 with the remarkable distinction of being the first Rolls to be built with unibody construction. The factory in Crewe, England built and sold an astonishing 30,057 examples of this ode to opulence before it was replaced with the Silver Spirit after the 1980 model year. These […]
Anybody can pickup an old used luxury car from the 80s and pretend to be a baller. But if you drive an 80s Mercedes-Benz or BMW or Cadillac or Lincoln you won’t get much more than a passing glance from people…but if you show up in a Rolls-Royce, people will understand the depth of your […]
For a company that sold extraordinary cars for the extraordinarily wealthy, Rolls-Royce had a complicated model lineup in the late 1970s when they were still an independent company. The starter Rolls was the Silver Shadow, which was available in long wheelbase known as the Silver Wraith, but you could also spend more money to get […]
Way back in 2004 (okay…it wasn’t that long ago…but just stay with me) if you had $320,000 burning a hole in your pocket you could have purchased a small condo in Florida…but you can’t go to the grocery store in a condo…but you can live in a car. But is a Rolls-Royce Rhantom just a car? And yes, you would have lost $300k in depreciation (we will ignore the maintenance and fuel costs) which is $413k in todays dollars, so for the past 16 years, you’ve lost in depreciation; $25k per year, $2,150 per month or $71 per day or $3 per hour or 5 cents per minute. And that’s not cost per minute of use, but cost 24/7. Seems like a small price to pay for the luxury and refinement of a Phantom…maybe? Or you could save the money and buy the used/abused Phantom for about the price of a new Honda Civic. Find this 2004 Rolls-Royce Phantom offered for $23,500 in Minneapolis, MN via craigslist.
The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow was introduced in 1965 and has the remarkable distinction of being the first Rolls to be built with unibody construction. The factory in Crewe built and sold an astonishing 30,057 examples of this ode to opulence before it was replaced with the Silver Spirit after the 1980 model year. These […]