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Lot 230: 1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars, Coys (30 April 2006)

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 Silver Spirit. 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. From the model year of 1988, a console was installed running through from the dashboard area between the seats which separated the front foot wells. On later series of Silver Spirit models a Bosch developed anti-lock brake system was adopted. The interior was dominated by the expected combination of fine wood and sumptuous leather. The car on offer today was manufactured in 1989 and is finished in green with a parchment leather interior. The car is in good condition all round having only covered 43,661 miles from new. Owned by an Italian aristocrat since 1993, the car has a complete service history which was carried out by Jack Barclay then subsequently C.D Carriage Company, a Rolls-Royce specialist. This Spirit features nice period touches such as the boot mounted, period 'brick' cell phone and dash mounted phone. The car is supplied with the original sales brochures, introductory cassette, hi-fi demonstration and cleaning cassettes, period cell phone user guides, a full array of service, user and warranty books, old MoT certificates, a V5 document and various bills. One of the lowest mileage Spirits with a full service history this car will certainly be a welcome addition to any Rolls-Royce collection.

Lot Details
Auction Sports, Touring, Historic Road and Racing Cars
Coys, Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit
TypeCar
Lot Number230
Estimate£8000-£10000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price£8300
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1989
Condition rating
Registration numberF459 PYM
Mileage-
Chassis numberSCAZ500A6KCH26242
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Engine capacity (cc)
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