Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Off Road Race Car

by Wes Kibble on October 15, 2009


We have been featuring some vintage off road race cars here lately, like Peter Brock’s Datsun 240Z and James Garner’s Olds 442. Well I found this oddity on the Hemmings Blog. The Rolls Royce Silver Shadow raced in the 1981 Paris Dakar rally and was as high as 13th place when front axle breakage caused an accident, which in the end caused the team to DNF. The car was converted to 4×4 utilizing Toyota Landcruiser axles and was powered by a small block Chevrolet engine. It would be a neat vehicle to run at the upcoming NORRA Mexican 1000 race but I think the $230,000 price tag will scare off most people! More info and photos here.

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