What’s In Jim S’s Barn?

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Barn Finds wouldn’t be what it is without all our great commenters and contributors. Jim S. is one of those guys that makes this site tick, so when he sent in a photo of what is lurking in his garage, we knew we had to post it. He thinks it will be easy to identify, but we are so sure. Remember to mention the make, model, AND year in the comments section. We will let Jim fill us in later on who figured it out and the story behind it. Thanks for sharing Jim! We love to see what is parked in our readers garages, so please keep them coming guys!

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Comments

  1. Hans

    Checker

    • jim s

      no, but checker is still my to buy list

  2. John S. Davis

    Rolls Royce

    • jim s

      yes

  3. John S. Davis

    or a Mercedes Benz

    • jim s

      no

  4. Andy Dayes

    1976 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow

    • jim s

      wrong year

  5. Guy Loveridge

    It is either a Rolls-Royce Silver Shaddow or a Bentley T series.

    • jim s

      shadow

  6. Lee Chandler

    It’s a Rolls Royce

    • jim s

      yes

  7. shujidan

    Rolls Royce Silver Shadow Series 2 1978 ? ish

    • jim s

      titled as 1979

  8. DT

    thats it? 1 bently?

    • jim s

      no

  9. Don

    It appears to be a late 60’s Bently.

    • jim s

      no

  10. Manuel Override

    Rolls Silver Shadow or Wraith, late 1970s, early 1980s.

    • jim s

      yes

  11. MH in MN

    Is it a old silver cloud?

    • jim s

      no

  12. John

    Rolls. Late 70’s

  13. Artichoke330

    Would you believe a Rolls Corniche?

    • jim s

      no, but i wish

  14. Dolphin Member

    1989 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

    • jim s

      no

  15. Buff

    You’r all wrong, it’s a 1978 Stutz Bearcat.

    • jim s

      no

  16. Colin

    1960s or 1970s Rolls-Royce

    • jim s

      yes

  17. CarGuy

    1970 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

    • jim s

      wrong year

  18. MH in MN

    It’s a 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur!

    • jim s

      no

  19. Patrick Calhoun

    Trabant!

    • jim s

      no

  20. S.S. McDonald

    It’s an early Rolls Royce Silver Shadow, probably 1966. It can alternately be a ’66 Bentley T1. Both are the worst automobiles Rolls Royce ever produced. Looks like a Mulliner Park Ward body.

    • jim s

      wrong year

  21. Rick

    78 Rolls Silver Shadow

    • jim s

      titled as 1979 RR Silver Shadow II.

  22. MH in MN

    It’s a Rolls, look at the side marker light.

    • jim s

      yes

  23. g

    1970 s rolls silver shadow

  24. John

    1976 Rolls Silver Shadow

  25. chebby

    1969 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow

  26. Horse Radish

    I am joining in late, again, but
    I believe only a couple of people are right on.
    I believe it to be a late seventies (1974 or later) US model Rolls Royce Silver Shadow or they also named it later Silver Wraith (rubber on the rear bumper).
    It could also be an equivalent (body style-) Bentley, about the same years, but I don’t think they made them for the US market (at least not this Body style).

    • jim s

      1979 shadow II

  27. Degi Cramer

    It s a rr silver shadow or a bentley t1

  28. Alan

    Yep, it is a “Roller”, but I don’t know enough about features to decide which year. I’ll go with mid-70’s, but that is as close as I’m going to get!

    • jim s

      yes

  29. Liam

    Its a 1978 Rolls Royce Silver Shadow 2.

    • jim s

      titled as 1979

  30. Shane

    Square mirrors say Silver Shadow II,without seeing the bumpers can’t be sure but I’d say 1977.

    • jim s

      titled as 1979

  31. paul

    mid 80’s Rolls

    • paul

      Taking a break from the Daytona 24, I love sports car racing, nothing sweeter then a Porsche as it roars down the high banks or the scream of a mighty Ferrari as it streaks by you on the straight!

    • jim s

      wrong year

  32. Jim-Bob

    ZIL? Naah, it’s either a Rolls Royce or Bentley from the 70’s or 80’s.

    • jim s

      1979 RRi

      • jim s

        should read ” 1979 RR ” not ” RRi, “

  33. jim s

    thanks for posting that and to everyone who commented. that was a lot of fun. i bought it used and unrestored. i could not make it into a daily driver because of system issues with brakes, steering and the 7 to 12 MPG. glad i bought, it was a pain to own and glad i sold it. i would not buy another Rolls as 1 was enough.

    • paul

      Well at least you know that you could have taken the car into a Chevy dealer for an AC or trans repair.

      • jim s

        and the steering system, i think.

      • paul

        I believe the Altenator & possibly diff was also GM if I remember correctly. So Jim did anyone pull up to you at a lite an ask you for some grey poupon?
        All kidding aside these like those old Jags had such wonderful interiors, the woods, the leathers, that smell, I loved those 3.8 mk 11 Jags.

  34. Mike

    Looks like early ’80’s Rollsroyce silver shadow.

  35. georgemia Member

    Jim,

    Rolls are kind of cool, for a few minutes. For a while you feel like royalty, then you realize everyone looking at you hates you, and that in fact, you’re driving a really high quality Electra 225.

    Secretly, I’d love an old Bentley Continental, but when you find you could buy the Lancia Beta talked about elsewhere on this list for the price of an alternator, it give you pause……

    • jim s

      yes, i think/know i would enjoy a town car much more then the Rolls. but i just had to have a Rolls and now i have the lust for one out of my system.

  36. Don Andreina

    Very late to this, but thanks for sharing JIm. There is an Acid Yellow (original colour) series 1 driving around where I live. Spoke to the owner who had just disposed of an 850 Spider! I’m waiting to pull up behind it in my fluorescent yellow W116. There’s not much out there on John Blatchley, but his designs (including the Conti R and this) would place him in the top echelons.

  37. Sid Member

    Saw the correct answer before I got to post.
    My guess would have been a Volvo with a J C Whitney Rolls Royce dress-up kit.

  38. jeff M

    70’s Rolls Royce or Bentley because of the head rest.. Or it might be a Yugo!

  39. Jim Johnson

    Rolls or Bentley

  40. Tara P

    Its a Rolls Royce Silver Shadow made between 1967 and 1976.

  41. jim s

    i tried to respond to all comments but my system will not let me. which is either good or bad!. thanks again as it was great fun. i also found this but i am not bidding, just watching.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rolls-Royce-Silver-Shadow-4-DOOR-COLLECTIBLE-CLASSIC-/271380518812?forcerrptr=true&hash=item3f2f8a179c&item=271380518812&pt=US_Cars_Trucks

  42. Bernard

    1984 +/- Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

  43. cliffyc

    It’s a late model (Type 2 post ’77),they fitted internally adjustable door mirrors (I think the same units as on Euro-spec Fords),it can be hard to pin down the exact model year.Over here (in Olde England!), RR Shadows end up as wedding cars (White,of course).

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