1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit ISOLD
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Estimate: ú4,000-7,000

Sold: ú4,940

The Silver Spirit, introduced by Rolls-Royce in 1980, was the first of a new generation of models for the company. It formed the basis for the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine, and Park Ward. The same chassis was also used by sister company, Bentley for their new Mulsanne/Eight series. The entire line was replaced with the BMW-powered Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage in 1998.

The new car was not entirely new - it shared the basic floorpan of the Silver Shadow as well as that car's 6.8 L (6750 cc/411 in┌) V8 engine. The Spur continued with the high degree of ride quality and self-levelling suspension from the Shadow, this time using a Girling automatic hydraulic ride height control system and gas-charged shock absorbers. The Silver Spur was a long wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit, produced at the same time. The Spirit was the first car to feature the retractable Spirit of Ecstasy. The spring loaded Mascot sank onto the radiator shell if dislodged from its position.

This car was maintained throughout its life by a number of different specialist garages however it was a company car and the paperwork has been filed with the company accounts as can often happen. To this end, there is little to show apart from a UK registration certificate and old MoT certificates dating back to 1999. Included with this example is road tax and an current MoT to March 2008.

Reference Number 10846

as of 7/4/2007

Car 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit I