What a pile of nonsense. I have been a passionate and committed restorer and collector of Silver Shadow for some 45 years. There is no question their values have risen over the last 10 years. A 10-out-of-10 driver condition Silver Shadow (that means one that is cosmetically beautiful, fully operational, all mechanical services up to date with preventative maintenance carried out - but technically not concours) will sell for around $35,000. Long wheel base models like the 73 they mention; $40,000+. A Bentley T or T2, about 30% more than their Shadow siblings. True concours Silver Shadows have fetched in excess of $100,000. The record achieved 3 years ago at $135,000.
The value assessment taken in this article is like they are talking about the unrestored value of the car. Why?
Yes, they are complex beasts that, if neglected, cost considerable to repair and poor cars do sell cheap as a result. But an all together example fetch’s good money, is NOT expensive to maintain and in today’s market of “what else is around”, represent good buying. Why wouldn’t you talk about these examples and yet, instead set values on the old tired ones? “$15,000 for an excellent condition Silver Shadow” - you show me where?!!
Silver Shadows are beautiful cars, a joy to drive and own and are steadily increasing in value. I just don’t understand why so many auto writers like to say negative things about them. I truly do not.