Lot 127 - 1980 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
|Odometer reading||41,001 miles|
|Estimate||£10,000 - £14,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,480|
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 and 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.
This truly period example has been the sole preserve of one owner since its build date some 36 years ago. Finished in claret with beige hide with a factory black vinyl roof, it has very recently benefitted from recommissioning with over 60 hours labour and £8,700 spent on costs. It has been in secure dry and heated storage for most of its life, hence the incredibly low millage of just 41,001 and the correspondingly superb condition both under the bonnet and throughout the cockpit. The tool kit is unused and a stainless steel exhaust system has been fitted. Factory build sheets are included along with a full wallet with all books and service details from Jack Barclay as well as a brand new MoT test and service. These blue-blood Rolls-Royces are on the rise and good examples are worth investing in.
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