Lot 206 - 1993 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II
|Odometer reading||6,344 miles|
|Estimate||£25,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
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. 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.
This Silver Spur was originally supplied by Jack Barclays in London on 10th March 1993 and has only had one owner from new, covering a mere 6,344 miles in 24 years. The condition of this outstanding Rolls-Royce is wholly commensurate with a vehicle having travelled such few miles; she is unmarked and virtually as new. The silver paintwork is blemish free and the St. James red interior unmarked; the richness of the walnut wood complements the magnificent colour combination. Even though she has been very sparingly used, a well stamped service book confirms no expense has been spared in looking after one of the lowest mileage Silver Spurs’ in existence. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until 20th August 2018, this Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II is the finest example we have seen.
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