Lot 291 - 1983 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
|Odometer reading||40,212 miles|
|Result||Sold - £5,546|
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.
First registered on 1st August 1983, this regal Silver Spirit is presented in Ocean Blue coachwork with matching blue leather trim. With genuine low mileage, which we are told can be confirmed from the paperwork, this car has had very little use in recent years and needs a new owner to put some miles in the tank. The history file supplied with the car shows a good level of maintenance and history and also contains the original book pack. We are informed the car was recently recommissioned mechanically by the current vendor and is offered with a new MoT test certificate. With the long-legged 6.75 litre engine capable of substantial mileage, this Silver Spirit is offered without reserve and represents huge value for money especially with such few miles on the clock.
Guide Price £6,000 - £9,000
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