Lot 313 - 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II

Lot 313 - 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II

Lot 313 - 1990 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit II

Lot Number 313
Registration H95 XUW
Chassis Number SCAZS00A9LCH32506
Engine Number 71681L4101NEL
Odometer reading 95,000 miles
Estimate £4,000 - £6,000
Result Sold - £6,048

Before David Plastow left his senior position at Rolls-Royce following the take-over of Vickers plc, he had been responsible for a series of models, amongst which was the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit. The Silver Spirit was unveiled in October 1980, as a replacement for the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. The coachwork of the Silver Spirit had been designed at the in-house styling centre by Fritz Feller and gave the impression of being stretched in comparison with the bodies of the previous generation. Direct comparison, however, showed only small differences. The new models had slightly grown in length and width; height had been cut a little, although the styling was more modern than that of its predecessor. The interior was dominated by the expected combination of fine wood and sumptuous leather.  The Silver Spirit was similar mechanically to the Silver Shadow, benefiting from the superb Rolls-Royce 6750cc, V8 and sharing many mechanical characteristics of the model it replaced. The instruments were supplemented by digital units which gave such information as the time, elapsed driving time and external temperature and were the first Rolls-Royce to be fitted with a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy.

This delightful Silver Spirit II was first registered in the UK on 31st October 1990. Finished in Graphite grey with parchment interior, the vendor describes the car as being 'superb' to drive. Supplied with a good degree of service history, latterly by a recognised specialist and a V5 registration document together with a full years MoT test certificate.

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