1979 Rolls-Royce with a Turbo LSx V8

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith with a Turbo LSx V8

This 1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith was built to be a dependable daily driver that could also run down the drag strip. It was purchased at an auction with an engine that didn’t run. The sedan rides on a 2nd generation Camaro front subframe with a parallel 4-link rear suspension and adjustable coilovers on every corner. Under the hood sits a stock 6.0 L LQ4 V8 with some valve work and a 78 mm 7876 turbocharger that produces 604 horsepower and 630 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. The drivetrain consists of an automatic transmission and Ford 9″ rear end. The combo is good for 11.50 at 119.35 mph in the quarter-mile.

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith with a Turbo LSx V8

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith with a Turbo LSx V8

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith with a Turbo LSx V8

1979 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith with a Turbo LSx V8

Source: BigKleib34

2 Comments

  1. Jim

    Taking out the sketchy 1970s RR suspension and brakes was the best thing that ever happened to this car! Funny thing is, it came from the factory with a GM steering column and transmission. Very fitting.

  2. Mike in Wichita

    Now it needs some Mobsteel steelies. It would drive crazy if the front bolt pattern differed from the rear and I couldn’t rotate the tires.

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