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For Sale: 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

Here is a super original presenting Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit finished in Garnet (deep plum non-metallic) with biscuit (ochre tan) Connolly hide interior. The twin fine lines to the waist-rails and the alloy wheel beauty rings are hand-painted in light gold. The car is an incredible example of a Spirit that very high marks for originality and cleanliness throughout. Very nice indeed. This example is VIN 01725. She is the 528th SZ series off the production line. As for Silver Spirit for the American Markets, she is 29th car to hit our shores making her truly one of the first for the USA. This one is an extremely well maintained example showing a low 40,000 miles. It has recently been thru Park-Ward's workshop and anything requiring doing was attended to including all the hydraulics and braking system inspected and overhauled as required (pumps, accumulators, gas springs, etc). Mechanically, this car needs nothing. Under the bonnet, the presentation is amazing. It has not been precision detailed but simply kept clean and tidy throughout its life. The car sports Michelin X 235/70 15 whitewall tyres on original Rolls-Royce steel wheels with polished stainless steel hub caps. The body of the car is straight and the paint entirely consistent and lustrous. The paint appears to be completely factory original. This is very rare to see these days as many Rolls-Royces from this era have struggled to fight "natural fading". There can be no question this care has the miles she shows and always garaged. Around the car there are a few minor nicks but these are few and only show if one looks hard. Otherwise it is very shiny without any dents or dings. Rubbers, mouldings, badges and external fittings are all in good condition. Glass is excellent. The interior on this car is extra nice and very original in presentation. The Connolly leather shows beautifully. The front seats cushions are soft and supple, not the card-board feel many of these cars became to have. The entire interior is 100% original and has never been redyed so it still shows the deep burnished grain that was a signature of Connolly Vaumol hides (later SZ cars switched away from Vaumol and lost this beautiful antique look). There is slight scuffing on the front seat bolster edges that can be very simply touched up, and we can do this for you. We simply wanted to present the car in its completely untouched condition. All the wood in the car is completely original which is not often seen on these early Spirits and Spurs. There are some small hairlines in the lacquer but these are not really noticeable. On the dash they are more prevalent but for some reason they show up a lot more in the photos than you notice in real like. A perfectionist might have them re-done by us but I think the originality outweighs doing so, in my opinion. Carpets, seats, dash, rear parcel shelf, head-liner, fixtures and fittings are truly excellent and I best encourage you to look at all the photos to fully appreciate how nicely the interior presents. The 3rd brake light added at some point and it is a genuine Rolls-Royce unit. We can remove it if you are the purist. As part of Park-Ward's maintenance program, all major electricals and features & functions have been inspected so everything is operating as it should; windows, mirrors, A/C, heater, lights, wipers, etc. This is a true, "take the keys and drive" example with no additional budget needed to attend to any nuances or gremlins. It is tight to drive, brakes strong and rides as a Rolls-Royce should. This is not a throw-away line as (many might already know) early Spirits and Spurs had suspension issues such that today, the cars feel like they will fall apart when you drive over a railway track. This one is tight and firm and has none of these awful characteristics. The car is of a very high standard and is an easy 9+ out of 10 driver rating. She is a very pretty example of the early Spirit model with few left remaining in this co

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1263982
  • Price:$27,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Spur
  • Exterior Color:Garnet (non-metallic deep plum)
  • Interior Color:Biscuit Connolly hide leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:40800
  • Stock Number:SCAZS42A9BCX01725
  • VIN:SCAZS42A9BCX01725