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Historics at Brooklands / Brooklands Museum 9th March 2013 Car - 09/03/2013 / 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur / Lot 219
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. It 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, benefitting from the superb Rolls-Royce 6750cc V8, and also sharing many mechanical characteristics of the model it replaced. It was also 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. First registered on 8 March, 1985, this well maintained Rolls-Royce Silver Spur has only had two owners throughout its 28 year life and is a credit to the chauffeur who looked after her until 1999. A good service history accompanies B115WYM and she has just been serviced at Rolls-Royce and Bentley specialists Sunningdale Motors. Finished in the regal colour combination of ebony with a scarlet interior and supplied with a V5 registration document together with a current MoT test certificate, this is a good opportunity to acquire a fine example of the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur.