Lot 171 - 1995 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit III
|Odometer reading||74,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £10,754|
The Silver Spirit was unveiled in October 1980 as a replacement for the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. 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. The Silver Spirit was similar mechanically to the Silver Shadow, benefiting from the superb Rolls-Royce 6,750cc, V8 and sharing many mechanical characteristics of the model it replaced. The instruments were supplemented by digital units which gave such information as the time, elapsed driving time and external temperature and were the first Rolls-Royces to be fitted with a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy.
Originally registered on 7th April 1995 this delightful Silver Spirit III has had four previous keepers and presents exceptionally well in the colour combination of Royal Blue and Parchment interior. There were only 234 examples of the Spirit III and this example is offered for sale with the original book pack. There is a significant history folder and clearly this has been a well-cared for example. The interior is sumptuous with its ample burr walnut and leather. Fire up the V8 engine and this luxurious car comes into its own, a quiet, smooth ride is accompanied by respectful performance. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate valid until September 2023, this Rolls-Royce is offered for sale without reserve.
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