LHD original & just gorgeous early example - beautiful! Clean, straight & true.
Sale price: $25,500.00 make an offer
Last update: 26.02.2014
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Type:||4 door saloon|
|Engine:||6.75 liter Rolls-Royce V8|
|Safety Features:||Anti-Lock Brakes|
|Trim:||Silver Spirit saloon|
|Interior Color:||Magnolia (light tan)|
|Got questions?||Ask here!|
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LHD original & just gorgeous early example - beautiful! Clean, straight & true. for sale
To all bidders; please understand that this is a gorgeous Rolls-Royce in beautiful condition. But please. understand that it is also some 30 years old so like all pre-owned cars. it is not 100% perfect. Please read the terms & conditions before bidding.
Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit
Rare "Chestnut" colour
Here is a really stunning looking Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit finished in Chestnut metallic 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 tan/gold. The Chestnut colour takes on a warm brown in strong sunlight but in evening and subdued light. transforms to a formal quasi burgundy hue (I have tried to capture this with the different photos). Very nice indeed.
This Silver Spirit is one of the first left hand drive production runs off the Crewe assembly line and represents the dawn of some 50. 00 SZ series cars built by Rolls-Royce. Still powered by the famous and well proven 6. 75 litre Rolls-Royce designed V8 engine it was combined with the Bosch fuel injecton system which provided ultra smooth touring.
This one is an original Arizona registered example which has been well maintained. It has been a "dry state" car its whole life so the she is entirely rust free and VERY clean all over - in particular. its underside. She comes with an Arizona title. 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). The fuel delivery system was completely serviced including a new fuel distributor. pump. fuel accumulator. filters. hoses & lines. New front shocks fitted. new engine gaskets ( so no leaks!). There is simply to much to list here (please enquire) but mechanically. this car needs nothing. She starts perfectly whether cold. warm or hot - all the time every time - without the "hard start" issues many of these early Spirits and Spurs have. 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 XW4 225/75 15 whitewall tyres on original Rolls-Royce steel wheels with stainless steel hub caps.
The body of the car is straight and the paint deep in lustre and consistency. It was repainted some 5 or 6 years ago. It does have a few minor blemishes and marks but these are few and only show if one looks hard. Otherwise it is very shiny without any fading. dents or dings and presents beautifully for any occasion. Mouldings. badges and external fittings are all in good condition. Rubbers are good with a new rear window seal fitted ($450!).
The interior on this car is very nice and original in presentation. The Connolly leather shows beautifully. The front seat cushions have been reupholstered at some stage and although not in Connolly hides. still look good. The entire interior was recently re-Connolised by The Park-Ward Motors Museum and presents very nicely without any noticeable blemish. The dash wood was also redone by Park-Ward and presents stunningly. Whilst the rest of the car sports all its original wood in amazingly excellent condition. The door wood "cappings" (normally badly cracked by this age) are in literally flawless condition. Perhaps they were redone previously but if so. were done to the very high factory standard. Carpets. seats. dash. rear parcel shelf. 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. A factory fitted feature to the car are the lambswool floor rugs which look and feel divine.
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.
The car is of very high standard and is an easy 8 out of 10 driver rating. She is a very pretty example of the early Spirit model with few left remaining these days. Pull this car up at any restaurant or hotel drive-up and it will sit in front with any $200. 00+ car.
~~ This is a very elegant presenting Silver Spirit in the very desirable "Chestnut metallic" 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. An easy 9 out of 10 driver. ~~
In addition to the photos shown in this listing. please click on this link below to see some 150 photos.
The photos are of super high resolution so if you right click on any. you can zoom in and see every little detail and defect in considerable detail.
A note from RRMOTORSINC:
“For those Rolls-Royce and Bentley enthusiasts who have followed my auctions in the past I welcome you all. For those who are new to my adverts and/or the marque. please note that as a serious collector of some 30 years. all my cars are truly described examples. I have my own private Rolls-Royce and Bentley workshop (not open to the public but dedicated to my own cars) with trained Rolls-Royce and Bentley craftsmen who are proficient in all aspects. As a team. we are dedicated to the preservation of the marque and as such. any car that leaves the stable is completely inspected and work-shopped to ensure mechanical and operational items are maintained appropriately. We adopt a “keep it original” mentality with pride and confidence. offering after sales technical support and assistance well beyond the sale. Because most of my cars are offered for the pleasures of driving enjoyment it is not always possible or practical to seek perfection (in the true sense of the word) but we do always uphold excellence in whatever we do. Our cars are by no means cheap priced cars but we like to think they are amongst the best. To this end. I firmly believe in the famous adage; “Quality is remembered long after the price is forgotten. ” We hope you do to. ”
*We at Park-Ward Motors – the things we do.
When our Rolls-Royces and Bentleys are commissioned for resale. they are indeed professionally and correctly “fully work-shopped”. No corners are cut. And it is all addressed in true Crewe tradition. There is way too much to list here but to give you an example of our commitment to excellence of the various processes. this is one such example of what we do:
Doors and windows:-
Every car has its interior door panels removed. If the wood is in need of repair (as most are) it is refinished in-house by trained and talented craftsmen at Park-Ward Motors. This is a detailed process of stripping the wood of its old lacquer. repairing the veneer if there is damage. staining the top surface as per Rolls-Royce methodology and refinishing with no less than 25 coats of clear lacquer. Hand wet-sanded and polished between all of its last 15 coats. New window felt guides and wood-to-glass foam seals are fitted. All window mechanisms are checked and serviced for smooth and efficient up and down movement. This includes an electrical modification to rectify the typical “slow window syndrome”. All tracks. chains and gears are lubricated. Where central locking is fitted. these are all serviced to ensure no “solenoid sticking”. another common problem. Units are repaired and or changed as required for refurbished units. Door wiring and door-to-body wiring is checked. repaired and/or replaced as required. The splash plastic on the inside of the doors to protect the leather panels from rain splash from inside the door is replaced with correct specification black plastic as used by the factory. Cut to shape and glued in position as per original. All door hardware is checked and repaired as required including locks. handles and scuttle finishes. The door is reassembled with all items cleaned and polished. The wood refitted and the leather panels are re-Connollised before final fitment.
Take this example and apply it to the many. many different aspects of Rolls-Royce restoration. service and maintenance and you have our dedication to correct and professional vehicle pre-delivery preparation and commissioning.
Standard Terms & Conditions for all Rolls-Royce & Bentley sales by RRMOTORSINC:
This Rolls-Royce is part of a private collection. Although licensed and bonded. I am not a main-stream retail car dealer or broker; I am a professional car collector of some 30 years with considerable experience and knowledge of Rolls-Royce and Bentley Motor Cars. I have a long standing reputation being associated with the marque which I take seriously. I take pride in my cars and have fun in collecting and restoring them. However. auctions are not a game so when you place a bid or offer. and you are the winning bidder. please understand you have entered a binding contract. You cannot bid and win the auction and expect not to meet the terms and conditions. Bidding and/or winning does not mean you are expecting me to “hold” the car until you have the opportunity to inspect it. Any inspection contemplated should be undertaken BEFORE you bid or make an offer and I openly welcome any potential buyer to come and personally inspect the car. Once you bid or make an offer. you are doing so to buy WITHOUT conditions. Your bid can not be subject to anything. A $2000. 00 deposit (non-refundable) is required within 24 hours of the close of the auction and payable by PayPal. The balance of funds are required within 7 days of the close of the auction and must be provided by cashier's check or bank wire. I cannot accept PayPal for the balance. Full payment must be made (and payments cleared) before the title and/or the vehicle is released. All payments are non-refundable. Payments as described above form an important part of this purchase contract and so. if all the funds are not received as outlined above. I reserve the right to terminate the transaction without notice. If there has been any deposit or other part payments received and I elect to terminate the contract. I reserve the right to keep any such deposits or payments and resell the vehicle to another bidder or interested party or re-list the vehicle at any time. To be clear. if you change your mind for ANY reason and do not complete the transaction in the time-frame required. you will forfeit your deposit. I am happy to assist with shipping arrangements on a national and worldwide basis but the winning bidder takes full responsibility for pickup and/or shipping and at his cost.
As a collector and experienced restorer of the marque. I make every effort to bring my cars to a high standard. By comparison. my cars are generally superior to others available but they are by no means perfect. You must expect some issues. Unless specifically stated. the car is not of show standard but of nice "driver" condition. Please understand. show cars of this model cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to achieve and sell for prices commensurate. so the sale price of this car reflects its relative condition. You are buying "condition" accordingly. Buyers should not expect to receive concours quality or "perfect" cars at these prices. Please also understand. the very nature of these classic Bentleys is such that it is not always possible to attend to every item. or perhaps I may have inadvertently overlooked items. Further. and very importantly. these cars are classic cars also because they are old. So this means a 20 year old car is predominantly comprised of 20 year old parts. And old parts will fail. All buyers must understand and expect that things can or will wear out. break and/or stop functioning without notice. This is even more likely with hand-built English cars of early technology when compared to the typical American car of the same vintage. Please note. fitted radio/stereo systems are usually subject to upgrade by purchasers so I do not ensure operation of these. Similarly. cruise control systems fitted to these classics were of an inferior design and I do not check or warrant the operation of these. Suspension and brakes on these cars are complex. We thoroughly check them and replace things that are identified faulty. But please understand. by example; if we change a brake line because it appears aged or faulty. we do NOT at the same time replace all other hoses because they are of similar age. This is considered "preventative maintenance". We do not do this unless specifically requested and is not included in the purchase price. Feel free to ask for this additional service. Further. a feature or function that is working perfectly one moment. may decide to play-up the next. After all. it is some 41 years old. This is the nature of any classic car and especially a Rolls-Royce which was very "complicated" for its era. For this reason it is necessary for the following condition:
The vehicle is being sold "as-is/where-is" with no warranty expressed. written or implied. Any descriptions or representations are made with reasonable judgment and all efforts are made to ensure fair assessment and accuracy but they are for descriptive and identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. The seller shall not be responsible for errors in description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein and makes no warranty in connection therewith. If any aspect of the description contradicts what can be seen in the photos. then the photos shall prevail as the reference point. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. unforeseen imperfection. defect or damage. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have satisfied himself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects at the buyer's request prior to the close of the auction. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any written or oral statements about the vehicle. Being a classic car in excess of 10 years of age. in most US states. the mileage may be recorded as “exempt”. In this regard the seller makes no warranties as to the accuracy of the mileage indicated or shown and accepts no responsibility for any discrepancy with independent reports such as Carfax. AutoCheck. etc. I can hold the vehicle up to 30 days while you arrange shipping but you must immediately insure it. I will not bear any responsibility for any additional costs including storage. transportation. or repair after the close of the auction. Whereas I am happy to store the car in excess of 30 days from auction end. a cost of $35 per day shall apply beyond 30 days of auction end. Also. you must remember that this is a classic +/-20 year old vehicle. and while it is up to you. I do not recommend that you just “hop in and drive it across the country”until you have familiarised yourself with the car. At least. I have never done that. I have always professionally transported the cars in enclosed carriers from where I bought them to my home.
PLEASE; IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ABIDE BY THESE TERMS. CONTACT ME BEFORE YOU BID AS. RESPECTFULLY. THERE CAN BE NO EXCEPTIONS.
I am sorry if these terms seem harsh but there seem to be some very unrealistic buyers out there - fortunately. only few of these people exist but those that do can make life difficult. so it appears EVERYTHING needs to spelled out. Very simply put. this is an old car being offered for sale. It is not new and is subject to the perils of age. Further. Rolls-Royces and Bentleys are not without nuances and idiosyncrasies and they are renown for a host of design issues which can make them not inexpensive to maintain. This is well documented in many circles. You need to be a special and considerate type of purchaser to own a Rolls-Royce or Bentley. Their down-side is part of the fun in owning them! As the old saying goes; "we love to hate them and hate to love them!" So. please respect the terms and conditions when you bid.
~~ **Please note: This Bentley is part of the collection of the Park-Ward Motor Museum. As a professional collector and experienced restorer. I have my own Rolls-Royce and Bentley dedicated workshop with qualified craftsmen on hand. As a passionate collector of the marque I take great pride and pleasure in passing on any of my cars to its next owner (“caretaker”). In so doing. once this Bentley is sold. I will put the car back thru my workshop to ensure that it is mechanically sound and all major features and functions are operating as described even though the car is contractually being sold "as-is". Certain items such as final electrical tests and hydraulic pressure checks are usually left for this stage as these are considered "commissioning procedures". This and considerable other work will be performed after the sale and before delivery. This is all done at NO CHARGE. Who else selling a Bentley or Rolls-Royce on eBay does this?! Depending on our work load. please allow approximately 7-10 business days for this procedure. For more information on the Park-Ward Motor Museum and our skills. please eBay message me and I would be happy to show you some 100 Rolls-Royces restored to varying levels over the last few years. ~~
"RRMOTORSINC": Qualified & experienced in Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars world-wide for more than 30 years
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