|Cars - Rolls-Royce|
|Odometer reading||48,410 miles|
Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 1st September 2012 Car - 01/09/2012 / 1983 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur / Lot 203
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. The Silver Spirit 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. The Silver Spirit was similar mechanically to the Silver Shadow and benefiting from the superb Rolls-Royce 6750cc, V8 and sharing many mechanical characteristics of the model it replaced and was 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. Many of these cars were chauffeur driven due mainly to the additional leg-room and greater comfort to the rear passengers. This Rolls-Royce Silver Spur was first registered on 13 May 1983 and has subsequently had three owners since. An odometer change has been recorded at 20,000 miles although the overall mileage is still considered to be low, taking into account the car is close to 30 years old. Finished in Deep Ocean with Surf Blue interior, this Silver Spur is in splendid condition. Supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 26 July 2013, together with a good degree of service history, this Silver Spur is an extremely good example.