Lot 283 - 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
|£13,000 - £17,000
- In current family ownership since 1993
- Resprayed to a high standard in 2023
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-Royce to be fitted with a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy.
This Silver Spirit has been in the care of our vendors family since 1993, in which time it has clearly been cherished as it presents in excellent order throughout. The appearance of the car was boosted even further, following a full respray in 2023, which totalled nearly £8,000. The interior is a wonderful place to be, the Magnolia leather interior is in excellent order, as is the wooden trim which adorns the dashboard and door cappings. The car has been maintained well throughout its life, with the most recent service being carried out in February 2023, the car has only covered a handful of miles since. The odometer was replaced by H.R. Owen in May 1986, by which point the car had covered 10,086 miles. That coupled with the current odometer reading, would give a total mileage of less than 45,000 miles, remarkably low for a nearly 40 year old car. This Silver Spirit is offered to auction with a V5C registration document and a history file containing invoices for various works and maintenance carried out over the years. Consignor Fraser Smith
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