Lot 143 - 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur with Division
|Odometer reading||41,000 miles|
|Estimate||£16,000 - £20,000|
|Result||Sold - £14,750|
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. 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, 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 registered on 30th January 1984, this one owner from new Rolls-Roycecan only be described as in excellent condition; the white coachwork is unmarked as is the cream leather trim. The car is fitted with an electric division which is a very rare option and is thought to have been a £26,000 option. The division sets this car apart from other Silver Spurs; offering use as a private chauffeur vehicle or as an ideal wedding car. The division includes picnic tables and independent air conditioning to the rear.
Impeccably looked after, viewing is recommended to appreciate the superb condition of this Rolls-Royce which comes supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate together with a history folder.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.