Lot 127 - 1986 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
|Odometer reading||68,418 miles|
|Estimate||£13,000 - £17,000|
- Low mileage
- Impressive service history
- From a deceased estate
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 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was registered on 25th February 1986 and presents wonderfully in Cream with a Parchment interior. The low mileage of this stately British classic appears correct when compared to the massively impressive service history of 27 invoices for services undertaken. The total cost of monies spent is an eye watering £37,000! Which includes a recent £1,000 spent on door cappings with specialist firm Silvercrest. This no expense spared approach certainly shows in this stunning example and has ensured that this elegant Rolls-Royce would grace any collection. The file contains the invoices mentioned, previous MoT test certificates, a V5C registration document, a valid MoT test certificate and an original, leather owners book pack containing a stamped service book and owner’s handbook. Given the prices achieved recently for similar models this Rolls-Royce is as well priced as it is striking.