Lot 115 - 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
|Odometer reading||61,307 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,600|
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 which 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.
Finished in silver with blue leather interior and deep rich walnut wood on the dashboard, this Rolls-Royce presents in very good order throughout. The 6,750cc, V8 engine runs well and is generally regarded as a very reliable and long-legged unit capable of substantial mileage. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 23rdJune 2018 together with a full service history. Renowned Rolls-Royce mechanic Chris Hancock has just completed a service and fitted new rear road springs to her and to be expected she drives and rides extremely well. This Silver Spirit is offered without reserve and represents huge value for money.