Wed, 8th Dec 2021 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens Buxton

 
  Lot 33
 

1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Sold for £6,525

(including buyers premium)


Lot details

Registration No: ADV 399X
Chassis No: SCAZS0003BCH03072
MOT: September 2022

  • Current ownership since 1988 and just 4 former keepers
  • 39,765 recorded miles 'ATOC'
  • Finished in two-tone Ice Green over Forest Green paintwork
  • Offered with a collection of old MOT's back to 1989
  • V5c, collection of invoices and £7,500 worth of expenditure by Balmoral in 2009

PLEASE NOTE: It's noted in the MOT history the odometer on this lot is not working in 2013

The Fritz Feller-penned Silver Spirit debuted at the 1980 Paris Salon. It was not entirely new, however, and employed the floorplan of the outgoing model as well as its proven OHV 6750cc V8 powerplant. The opulent incomer was lower and longer than the Silver Shadow and featured a considerably larger glass area. Courtesy of its finely-tuned Girling hydraulic self-leveling suspension, it was said to provide the best road-holding ever offered by the marque. It was also the first Rolls-Royce to feature a retractable version of the Spirit of Ecstasy - it automatically withdrew into the safety of the radiator shell if dislodged from its standard position. There were a total of four iterations of the Silver Spirit, via which it remained in production until 1998, by which time BMW had obtained an interest in the manufacturer and the Spirit was replaced by the BMW V12-powered Silver Seraph.

Vendor Condition Ratings:

Bodywork: 'Good’
Engine: 'Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Paintwork: ‘Good'
Gearbox: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Good'

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
james.mcwilliam@handh.co.uk
07943 584760

 

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