Description


For sale is my 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit finished in Ocean Blue Metallic over Parchment hides piped in Royal Blue. 1987 saw the introduction of fuel injection on the RR 6.75 V8 engine plus for the first time anti-locking brakes. By 1989 Spirits were fitted with the highly complex "Autmotatic Ride Control" or active ride which if problematic can cost half the value of the car to repair. Therefore the 1987 and 1988 Silver Spirits with their injected engines, non active ride and ABS are considered the best to own practically due to their relative simplicity. 

Compared to the carb cars the injected engines are smoother, more throttle responsive and none of the dreaded issues with hot starting. This beautiful Silver Spirit finished in arguably the best colour combination has only covered 54k miles from new, with a full, almost exclusively RR history in 2 stamped service books supported by many invoices in the history folder and a perfect MOT record.

This car was speced well and full of the most desireable options, starting with the Rolls-Royce Handling Package which gave the car stiffer springs, uprated dampers (red in colour), and a beefier front and rear anti-roll bar. Whilst doesn't compromise the infamous magic carpet ride a Rolls offers, it makes the car feel a little more nimble in the corners. In all honesty makes the car feel a lot more modern. Other options include a rare Magnolia woolcloth headlining, Royal Blue dash top and seat piping, the knee roll, underdash, radio surround and rear parcel shelf all trimmed in Parchment hides, further complimented by Mountain Blue carpets and light blue Lambswool rugs. Outside, a gold Spirit of Ecstasy and rear quarter panel RR badges finish the look. With the non-standard paint and all the options the bill in 1987 for this magnificent Spirit was £60,952, equivalent to £166,975 today. Original invoices and order forms are in the file.

The comprehensive history file shows this car has been well maintained by the 5 owners it's had, having mainly been to Rolls-Royce main dealers, certainly in its earlier life. The last owner who had the car since early 1999 used a private mechanic to maintain the car in the latter part of his ownership with various invoices to support the work done. Brakes, hydraulics, engine, a/c etc have all been well maintained. The car still bears its original supplying dealer number plates. 

The car is fitted with a full stainless steel exhaust system

The car has recently had a lubrication and filters service in December 2022 so is up to date and ready to be enjoyed. Tyres are factory correct Avon with white side wall and are in great condition. In fact the history folder shows new tyres in 2018 and 2021. I would describe the condition of this car as excellent with no rust and easily one of the best colour combination and options list on a Spirit. These are fast becoming highly desireable and collectable, especially in this beautiful condition. Viewing by appointment in KT12.

The leather hides are in almost new condition with none of the ageing you see in similar aged cars. A clear indication this car has been garaged almost its entire life. The wood fascia trims are in as new condition.

An Alpine radio/cassette has been fitted in place of the original Blaupunkt along with a boot fitted multi-CD changer which all works. The aerial extends electrically on the rear wing. 

In summary: -

Ocean Blue metallic paint (non-standard optional paint)

54,903 miles from new supported by history folder and service books x 2

Full service history mainly RR - 2 stamped service books

RR handling package (option)

Woolcloth headining in Magnolia (option)

Royal Blue dash (option)

Parchment hides piped in Royal Blue (option)

Parchment knee roll, underdash, radio surround and rear parcel shelf (option)

Gold Spirit of Ecstasy (option)

Twin fine lines in Parchment

Mountain blue carpets

Light Blue lambswool rugs

RR rear quarter badges (option)

Full complete set of books and wallet

2 sets of keys

Full and complete RR toolkit and jack

Excellent OEM Avon Turbosteel tyres 8mm all around

Full stainless steel exhaust system

Alpine radio/cassette with CD autochanger, mounted in the boot

Remote central locking with alarm and immobiliser - 2 fobs

Centre console coin box (option)

No rust or damage

MOT 31 August 2023 - clean pass

Good condition, low mileage Spirits in the right colours, with the right options are becoming hard to find, so when one like this comes along it's worth picking them up. Without a doubt they are growing in desireability as the angular look of the 1980s is becoming very en-vogue. 


SERVICE RECORDS 

Date Mileage Event Dealer On File?
29th May 1987 0 First registration Weybridge Autos Yes
9th September 1987 1295 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
20th April 1988 2483 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
9th January 1989 3771 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
5th March 1990 5012 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
8th April 1992 5489 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
20th September 1993 5727 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
21st March 1994 6104 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
28th March 1995 7077 Service Weybridge Autos Stamped
2nd November 1995 7245 Service Harwoods of Sussex Stamped
30th May 1996 7645 Service Harwoods of Sussex Stamped
13th August 1997 8089 Service Harwoods of Sussex Stamped
11th August 1998 8732 Service Harwoods of Sussex Stamped
5th February 1999 9003 Service Harwoods of Sussex Stamped
7th May 1999 10621 Change of owner Mr R Richmond Mead of Burnham Invoice on file
7th May 1999 No mileage Repairs - tracker fitted Mead of Burnham Stamped
19th October 1999 10780 Service Mead of Burnham Stamped
27th February 2000 12903 Service Mead of Burnham Stamped
25th April 2000 13346 Service Mead of Burnham Stamped
25th April 2001 17989 Service Mead of Burnham Stamped
18th April 2002 20924 Serrvice Hoffman's Henley Stamped
2nd June 2003 24432 Service Hoffman's Henley Stamped
25th July 2003 No mileage Service Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
9th September 2004 26621 Service Mead of Burnham Invoice on file
5th September 2005 28590 Service Mead of Burnham Invoice on file
10th May 2006 32653 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
11th May 2007 34633 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
26th February 2008 No mileage  Service Fenn Motor Works  Invoice on file
28th May 2008 35153 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
25th April 2008 36061 Service/repairs Fenn Motor Works  Invoice on file
17th April 2009 37659 Service/repairs Fenn Motor Works  Invoice on file
14th May 2009 37806 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
14th July 2009 38000 Repairs - a/c and hydraulics Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
11th June 2010 39101 Service Fenn Motor Works  Invoice on file
11th June 2010 39101 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
30th November 2010 No mileage Repairs - Fuel pump, filter, accumulator Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
10th June 2011 40311 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
30th November 2011 No mileage Repairs Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
13th June 12 41750 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
28th September 2012   Repairs Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
26th October 2012 42839 Repairs Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
7th June 2013 43726 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
18th March 2014 No mileage Repairs - coolant temp gauge Private mechanic Invoice on file
4th Junbe 2014 45152 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
22nd October 2014 45579 Service Wilton-Morgan Invoice on file
2nd May 2015 46310 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
11th March 2016 47890 Service Fenn Motor Works Invoice on file
8th June 2016 47699 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
23rd May 2017 49021 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
27th April 2018 No mileage Repairs - new tyres Private mechanic Invoice on file
30th April 2018 No mileage Repairs - new water pump Private mechanic Invoice on file
15th June 2018 50907 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
6th June 2019 52526 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
29th January 2020 No mileage Repairs - new battery Private mechanic Invoice on file
18th August 2020 53707 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
27th January 2021 53911 Repairs - Coolant sensor Private mechanic Invoice on file
18th August 2021 54336 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
19th August 2021 54337 Repairs - new brake pads Private mechanic Invoice on file
25th August 2021 54352 Repairs - new tyres   Invoice on file
31st August 2022 54805 MOT DVLA DVLA Web
7th November 2022 54812 Repairs - Seat ECU Private mechanic Invoice on file
2rd December 2022  54880 Service - Lubrication/filters EMM London

Invoice on file

16th January 2023                 54881                     New gas dampers fitted to rear suspens    PJ Motors RR & B            Invoice on file

Specification


Year
1987
Make
Rolls-Royce
Model
Silver Spirit
Mileage
54,900 mi
Exterior Colour
Ocean Blue Metallic

Price 20,000.00

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