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

$25,500

Vehicle Description

Here is a really interestingly original presenting Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit finished in Light Ocean Blue (metallic) with Navy Connolly hide interior. The twin fine lines to the waist-rails are hand-painted in dark blue 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 particular example has had the ugly US spec headlights replaced for the correct "Euro spec" front headlights making the car look as the designers intended and giving her a far more modern appearance. The car has had the hubcaps changed to those from the Silver Spur model (please enquire if you prefer the standard Silver Spirit hubcaps with body colour matching beauty rings). The Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit is powered by a 6.75 litre Rolls-Royce designed V8 engine with the Bosch fuel injection system which provides ultra smooth touring. This one is a well maintained example with good collector-status ownership showing a low 66,700 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 235/75 15 whitewall tyres on original Rolls-Royce steel wheels with the optional Silver Spur stainless steel hub caps, The body of the car is straight and the paint nice and shiny. The car was completely repainted some 10 years ago and rarely used since so she presents very consistently, deep in lustre with almost no imperfections. There are no dents or dings (I apologise the bonnet was not closed properly at the time of photos). 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 entire interior is original and has not been redyed but for a small part on the front seat cushions. 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 and for some reason they show up a lot more in the photos than you notice in real like. 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 are inspected and serviced so everything is operating as it should; windows, seats, mirrors, central locking, A/C, heater, lights, wipers, etc. each independently and meticulously serviced. This is guaranteed. A true, "take the keys and drive" example with no additional budget needed to attend to any nuances or gremlins. The car is of very high standard and is an easy 10+ 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. ~~ This is a very elegant presenting Silver Spirit in "Light Ocean Blue" that looks great in all settings. She would make a wonderful weekend driver or to add to a British collection representing the marque of the early 1980s. ~~

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-991537
  • Price:$25,500
  • Location:Carey, Illinois
  • Year:1981
  • Make:Rolls-Royce
  • Model:Silver Spirit
  • Exterior Color:Light Ocean Blue
  • Interior Color:Navy Connolly leather
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:66700
  • Stock Number:SCAZS42A7BCX02307
  • VIN:SCAZS42A7BCX02307