Has anyone ever lumped a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow?

I know it’s a jaguar forum but this is the type of question that would get the pitchforks out at the RROC forum so I thought I would ask here. I’d actually be interested in knowing the the Jaguar IRS / IFS can be swapped over so as to do away with the steering rack , hydro suspension and brakes also.


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Al! You’re just the man to do it!
Its funny because I’ve thinking it would be fun to lump a Bentley.

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Anything can be fitted to anything, if you are determined enough.


Hi Al,

WHY haven’t there been any YT videos on your channel lately? I’ve been wondering if you were ok!

I have 3 Rolls Royces that have been converted to a Chevy 350! I wish they were fuel injected! They are a 1962 Silver Cloud, 1979 Shadow and 1982 Spur! My other 3 Rolls are low mileage original, including a 81 Corniche. I absolutely love the converted cars! The brake system is GM as well! There is no kit available. All mounts, etc. has to be fabricated! I bought mine converted (after hours/months searching nationwide)! I have a 1980 Wraith currently that is going through a GM brake system conversion. It has the original motor.

I sold last week a 1978 converted Shadow for $38,000! My RR puriest friends predicted it would sell for no more than $5000 (because they said it was a “bastard”)! The buyer did not negotiate!



@Richard_Greene - It’s good to hear from you. It’s been around 110 degrees in DFW until recently which makes it around 400 degrees in that steel building :slight_smile:

I’ll have check your car out at some point. I have that fire damaged silver shadow that I would not mind converting. It’s good to know that the brakes can be converted.

Yes: Icon Derelicts did it the best!


Yea… one that will now be reliable, and easily repairable.

@Jeff_Schroeder … this true?


In my shop, yes. I honestly don’t mind lumps, I just flat detest SBC’s and LS conversions.

Overdone, over appreciated and overly boring.

The Roller V8 is effectively indestructible, and matches the character of the car (effortlessly pushes a Cloud into the triple digits, even in the thin air), but I get it on a Shadow - too many built / a never ending supply are driveway weights.

So… if I lumped one with an XK engine, or better yet, a 270 Jimmy, you’d be down widdat?


there’s this, if oyu haven’t seen it https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1141319_ringbrothers-paramount-1961-rolls-royce-silver-cloud-revealed

I have 3 GM converted Rolls Royces (1961 Silver Cloud, 1979 Silver Shadow & 1982 Silver Spur). I bought them converted. Unlike the SEMA car, mine are all original except for the GM engine conversion. I absolutely love them and prefer driving them rather than my 5 OEM Rolls Royces in my collection!



Repairing a worn out engine is cost prohibitive on many older cars. If an engine swap can keep them in the road and out of the junkyard I am all for it.