For Sale: 1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit in Carey, Illinois


Vehicle Description

Here is a really interestingly original looking Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit finished in Light Oyster metallic (silver-champagne) with Magnolia (light 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 a very clean and original example of a Spirit, not perfect, but very high marks for originality and cleanliness throughout. Very nice indeed. This one is a well maintained 2-owener example with a good clean Car-fax history* showing a low 62,000 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 XH4 225/75 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 nice and shiny. About half of the car is original paint which is showing early signs of light blemishing from age but without cracks or degradation; just starting to show very light blemishes and slight thinning after years of cleaning and polishing. Notwithstanding, it looks very nice and let there be no mistake. it does not need repainting. The repainted part of the car towards the rear was done several years ago and was most likely because the 'fade" was more pronounced. The match is very good and you don't immediately pick any variance. Around the car there are a few minor nicks and marks 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 came to have. The entire interior is original and has not been redyed but for a small part on the driver's bolster. All the wood in the car is completely original which is not often seen on these early Spirits and Spurs. There are hairlines in the lacquer but these are not really that bad. 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 life. A perfectionist would 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. 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 mileage is unquestionable! The car is of 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 condition these days.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-816745
  • Year:1982
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Spirit
  • Exterior Color:Light Oyster
  • Interior Color:Magnolia
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:62000
  • Stock Number:SCAZS42A2CCX04810
  • VIN:SCAZS42A2CCX04810