Lot 275 - 1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
|Odometer reading||143,560 miles|
|Result||Sold - £4,256|
The Silver Spirit was unveiled in October 1980 as a replacement for the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 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 6,750cc, 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 example offered in Light Ocean Blue with dark blue leather hide was first registered in November 1982, a lovely example that has had a newly rebuilt gearbox and a wealth of recent works which should inspire confidence in any new prospective owner, coupled with an MoT test certificate valid until May 2016. An upgraded stereo is also included, as are previous MoT certificates and a V5 registration document. With such a well cared for example, offered without reserve, this is an ideal route into luxury Rolls-Royce ownership.
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