Rolls-Royce 1949-1980 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market review - Rolls-Royce 1949-1980

It is still possible to buy a Rolls-Royce for $10,000 but preferable that you don’t. A problem in ordinary cars that might prompt a $1000 repair can in the ultra-complex Silver Spirit become a $10K saga. Expert pre-purchase inspection is absolutely essential and $30,000 probably the least you should be spending on a Silver Shadow or early Spirit.

Pre-1966 R-R prices have increased significantly, with top-quality Cloud 3s surging past $100,000. Money in that realm is also available for Corniche convertibles but they rarely appear. Of the later models, Silver Seraphs are way below new cost but not especially popular and the 21st Century Phantom struggles as well.

Silver Dawn/Wraith $47,500 [2]

Silver Cloud 1/2 $93,500 [2]

Silver Cloud 3 $132,475 [2]

Silver Shadow 1966-80 $33,060 [18]

Silver Spirit 1981-89 $30,370 [15]

Silver Spur 1982-90 $32,735 [5]

Phantom 2001-06 $316,330 [3]

[*] = number of recorded sales

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

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.


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From Unique Cars #456, Aug 2021


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