Lot 303 - 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
|Odometer reading||59,756 miles|
|Estimate||£5,500 - £7,000|
|Result||Sold - £5,000|
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. It 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. 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, benefitting from the superb Rolls-Royce 6750cc, V8, and also sharing many mechanical characteristics of the model it replaced. It was also the first Rolls-Royce to be fitted with a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy. The long-wheelbase version was called the Silver Spur, four inches longer than the Spirit.
Originally supplied by Jack Barclay in London on 14th November 1985, this Silver Spur is finished in Masons Black with parchment interior and a black everflex roof. The car is also fitted with rear quarter badges and picnic tables to the rear.
The original service books are supplied with C431 CTR showing 13 service stamps albeit latterly from a specialist. Supplied with a V5 registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 29th September 2016 (no advisories), this Rolls-Royce Silver Spur is very attractively estimated.
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