Lot 265 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
|Odometer reading||81,335 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,792|
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 and 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.
The model presented here was ordered new by the vendor's father and spent all of its life at his Spanish residence and was driven only by his chauffeur until it returned back to the UK in 2014. The service history shows a number of stamps from 'De Salamanca' in Marbella, noted for being the most prestigious in the country, with the most recent (including MoT test certificate) showing February 2016 in the UK. Supplied with the owner's pack and Spanish registration documents, it also has been through the NOVA process over here and now registered in the UK. The condition is good throughout with heated front and rear seats, factory air-conditioning, inlaid walnut picnic tables to the rear and lambs-wool overrugs throughout.
Previous lotLot 264 - 1966 Mercedes-Benz 230 Universal
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