1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Originally UK reg, so easily re-registered 
  • Owned by the same family since 1999
  • Professionally serviced and maintained throughout its life in Ireland
  • All original mechanicals
  • Runs on unleaded petrol


THE APPEAL


This 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit is an elegant modern classic luxury car, presented in a timeless blue and cream colour combination. The suitably lavish cabin has been comprehensively restored to its former glory. It is powered by a 6.75-litre V8, which is mated to a smooth three-speed automatic transmission. This model has the non turbo engine with the added benefit of fuel injection making it a far easier car to run than previous models. 




THE HISTORY AND PAPERWORK


  • The car was shipped to Ireland from the UK in 1999 
  • The uncle owned the vehicle until 2017 when it was passed to the nephew, the current vendor
  • Used regularly as a wedding car until recently by both owners
  • NCT recently expired but no advisories at the time
  • The odometer reads 145433 miles showing that the car was used regularly, which for a Rolls Royce is a good thing 
  • The current vendor also took the car to local shows
  • There are some receipts for parts from Flying Spares which were professionally fitted
  • Hardback book detailing the interiors sumptuous refurbishment




THE INTERIOR


  • Interior veneer is in good shape on both the dashboard, tables, and door tops with very little signs of wear and minimal cracking of the varnish
  • Completely professionally reupholstered in soft cream leather with blue leather piping in 2018
  • Door cars retrimmed in the same leather, piping, and carpet
  • Highly detailed interior lights give a cosy glow
  • Digital external temperature gauge
  • Intermittent windscreen wipers with headlamp wash spray working well
  • Beautifully recarpeted in Wilton style wool carpets with leather piped edges
  • Cold air conditioning working as it should
  • Electric adjustable seating
  • Smooth power steering is a light as a feather to operate
  • Soft sheepskin over rugs for the rear footwell
  • Reupholstered matching foot bolsters
  • Roof lining is clean and like new
  • There is an ice bucket in the rear for a champagne bottle complete with the wine glass supports which was custom made
  • Front glass and hip flask holder under the armrests
  • The rear tables fold down easily, and the veneer is rich and full of colour




THE EXTERIOR


  • The signature ‘Pantheon’ grille and the iconic Spirit of Ecstasy bonnet ornament is in great shape
  • Fog lamps
  • Fully resprayed to a near matching light blue colour in 2010
  • Alloy wheels in excellent condition
  • The chrome work is complete and has been well looked after
  • Wheel arches will need work as there are signs of corrosion
  • The metallic blue paint is passable but will need work to bring up to standard and there will be some areas needing attention. There is peeling and bubbling under the surface in some areas
  • New ariel kit added
  • 3 X Maxxis 750 Bravo HT hardwall tyres have plenty of tread 
  • The sills appear to be in a solid condition
  • Underneath the car looks presentable with signs of underseal treatment at some time in the past 
  • We are told there are no signs of welding underneath and any oil leaks have been dealt with. There is surface pitting on the bare steel areas





THE MECHANICALS


  • Rear wheel drive
  • 3 speed auto gearbox is smooth and has recently had the seals and oil changed
  • Antilock braking system
  • The brakes have been overhauled and work efficiently stopping the car in a straight line. A new pad set and service kit was fitted for the front callipers
  • Sound deadening under the bonnet in excellent condition
  • Replacement parts for the exhaust including the manifold, gaskets and tube assembly recently fitted purchased from Flying Spares
  • Converted to run on unleaded petrol
  • Replaced wiper motor and manifold
  • New lower ball joints and outward shaft seal
  • Rear passenger electric window needs a motor
  • Apart from the window all the electric work as they should we are told
  • Headlamp washers
  • The original tool kit and bulb spares all both in fine condition




SUMMARY


As elegant today as it was in 1987, this Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit is presented in good order for its age, and in an attractive colour scheme. While its next owner may wish to attend to some of the car’s cosmetic and bodywork issues, this fantastically luxurious vehicle is ready to enjoy immediately, and will cocoon its occupants in the utmost comfort and style.


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1987
  • Make Rolls Royce
  • Model Silver Spirit
  • Colour Blue
  • Odometer 145,433 Miles
  • Engine size 6750
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Mullingar
  • Location International
  • Country Ireland
Bidding history
17 bids
  • matthew•••• £5,000 04/11/22
  • edward-•••• £4,700 04/11/22
  • matthew•••• £4,500 04/11/22
  • edward-•••• £4,200 04/11/22
  • matthew•••• £4,000 03/11/22
  • edward-•••• £3,900 03/11/22
  • matthew•••• £3,800 03/11/22
  • edward-•••• £3,600 02/11/22
  • matthew•••• £3,200 02/11/22
  • niall-m•••• £3,000 02/11/22

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