12th Nov, 2023 12:00

The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction

 
Lot 19
 

1983 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
Finished in Metallic Blue over Silver, matched to mid-Blue Connolly hide

Registration - WXI 2668

Chassis No - SCAZS0000DCH07664

M.O.T. - November 2023

Odometer - 100,000

This attractively-presented Rolls-Royce was first registered on August 1, 1983. Its appealing livery of metallic blue over silver is matched to mid-blue Connolly hide interior trim and dark-blue Wilton carpets. We understand that the automatic gearbox was replacement in 2021 and that the Silver Spirit was last serviced in 2022. It is now considered by the vendor to have an ‘excellent’ V8 engine, transmission, saloon bodywork, paintwork and upholstery, and is being offered complete with a selection of invoices and old MOT certificates. Luxury motoring doesn’t come much more affordable than this.

Rolls-Royce’s Silver Spirit was launched at the Paris Salon in 1980. Penned by Fritz Feller, it was a welcome replacement for the long-serving Silver Shadow, and was the first of a new generation of models that not only formed the basis of the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine and Park Ward for Rolls-Royce, but also the Mulsanne and Eight Series cars of its sister company Bentley. The Silver Spirit was not entirely new, however, and employed the floorpan of the outgoing model as well as its proven OHV 6,750cc V8 powerplant. The opulent newcomer was lower and longer than the Silver Shadow and, courtesy of its finely-tuned hydraulic self-levelling suspension, was said to provide the best roadholding ever offered by the marque at that time. It was also the first Rolls-Royce to feature a retractable version of the Spirit of Ecstasy. There were a total of four iterations of the Silver Spirit, via which it remained in production until 1998. By that time BMW had obtained an interest in the manufacturer and the Spirit was replaced by the BMW V12-powered Silver Seraph.

In summary:

  • A good-looking example of a luxurious breed
  • The subject of a replacement gearbox in 2021
  • Presented in an attractive colour combination

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.


 

Registration - WXI 2668

Chassis No - SCAZS0000DCH07664

M.O.T. - November 2023

Odometer - 100,000

This attractively-presented Rolls-Royce was first registered on August 1, 1983. Its appealing livery of metallic blue over silver is matched to mid-blue Connolly hide interior trim and dark-blue Wilton carpets. We understand that the automatic gearbox was replacement in 2021 and that the Silver Spirit was last serviced in 2022. It is now considered by the vendor to have an ‘excellent’ V8 engine, transmission, saloon bodywork, paintwork and upholstery, and is being offered complete with a selection of invoices and old MOT certificates. Luxury motoring doesn’t come much more affordable than this.

Rolls-Royce’s Silver Spirit was launched at the Paris Salon in 1980. Penned by Fritz Feller, it was a welcome replacement for the long-serving Silver Shadow, and was the first of a new generation of models that not only formed the basis of the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine and Park Ward for Rolls-Royce, but also the Mulsanne and Eight Series cars of its sister company Bentley. The Silver Spirit was not entirely new, however, and employed the floorpan of the outgoing model as well as its proven OHV 6,750cc V8 powerplant. The opulent newcomer was lower and longer than the Silver Shadow and, courtesy of its finely-tuned hydraulic self-levelling suspension, was said to provide the best roadholding ever offered by the marque at that time. It was also the first Rolls-Royce to feature a retractable version of the Spirit of Ecstasy. There were a total of four iterations of the Silver Spirit, via which it remained in production until 1998. By that time BMW had obtained an interest in the manufacturer and the Spirit was replaced by the BMW V12-powered Silver Seraph.

In summary:

  • A good-looking example of a luxurious breed
  • The subject of a replacement gearbox in 2021
  • Presented in an attractive colour combination

 

'A Buyer’s Premium applies to the Hammer Price of this Lot if your bid is successful, as per the following;  Motor Cars 12.5% + VAT (minimum £150 + VAT), Motorcycles and Bicycles 15% + VAT (minimum £100 + VAT); Registration Numbers 15% + VAT (minimum £50 + VAT); Automobilia 15% + VAT (minimum of £5 + VAT).'

 Potential buyers should satisfy themselves with the description and condition of each lot prior to sale. Each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ as per the terms and conditions for the auction, buyers are asked to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out the service. Any disputes over descriptions will not be entertained.

Auction: The Bolesworth Castle November 2023 Classic & Performance Car Auction, 12th Nov, 2023

Our November auction of classic and performance cars

Viewing Days:
Saturday 11th November,12 noon - 6pm
Sunday 12th November, 9am - 12 noon

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