Lot 176 - 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III
|Odometer reading||4,929 miles|
|Estimate||£11,000 - £15,000|
|Result||Sold - £33,600|
- Only one former keeper
- Exceedingly low mileage
- Superb specification and condition
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 superb Rolls-Royce was originally registered on 28th February 1994 and has only had one previous keeper, the current vendor owning her since October 2010. Forming part of a large private collection, the car has been used very sparingly by the owner to ensure the mileage is kept exceedingly low. This Silver Spur has a great specification being finished in Light Oyster with Parchment interior. The condition of this Rolls-Royce is superb and certainly commensurate with such a low mileage, original example. The additional extras include centenary door panels, drinks cabinet to the front, picnic tables to the rear, TV screens in the headrests and privacy curtains. The condition of this Silver Spur III is astonishing taking into account it is 26 years old. The car is supplied with a V5C registration document together with current MoT test certificate valid until 15th April 2020. Viewing in person is highly recommended to fully appreciate the quality and originality of this glorious Rolls-Royce.
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.