Rolls-Royce 1949-80: Market Review 2019

By: Cliff Chambers

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Rolls-Royce 1949-80: Silver Dawn/Wraith, Silver Cloud, Silver Shadow, Corniche market review

Pre-1981 Rolls-Royces once were regarded as sure-fire investments but that view has faded since the 1990s when Silver Cloud values seemed sure to exceed $100,000.

Convertibles and cars with bespoke bodies have done well but standard Silver Clouds for the most part languish in the $40-55,000 price range.

Shadow-based Corniche convertibles are scarce and have doubled in value since 2009, however the past five years have brought little movement.

The Silver Shadow market offers plenty of choice and a relatively tight band between poor-quality Cars at $15,000 and very good ones at $35,000.

An Australian-spec Series 2 with complete service history at that money would be a wise choice.

Silver Dawn/Wraith $74,165 [3] 

Silver Cloud $49,765 [7]

Silver Shadow 1966-80 $30,495 [30] 

Corniche Conv. 1971-80 $81,680 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2019 European & British Value Guide.


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