1982 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit I
Smart Spirit I with recent new everflex roof;
attractive colour combination, 18 service stamps; very usable
Supplied new in April 1982 to its lucky first owner, one
J.D Alston Estates of South Lopham hall, Norfolk by Mann Egerton & Co Ltd of
Norwich the car is finished in Ice green with a sand colour Everflex roof and
beige leather interior with lambswool over mats, Cumberland Stone carpets and
The history file shows the car was serviced exclusively by
Mann Egerton from new until at least September 1989 by which time we see 17
service stamps and 84,669 miles covered. A footnote on the last stamp confirms a
second service book was supplied in April 1990 when we see the next and final
service stamp at 87,712 miles. We also have the original Warranty booklet for
its first owner along with a Rolls Royce Enthusiasts Club valuation by renowned
expert A.E Fogg for £8,000 in April 2009.
The Spirit comes with an MOT valid until July 2021 showing
just 1 minor advisory for an exhaust leak. There are at least 20 old MOTs on
file along with a host of invoices supporting works during the last ownership
which has kindly been details for the history file what he had done since
purchase in May 2008.
This includes a complete overhaul of the braking system,
fitment of new spring saddles, new rear hydraulic accumulators, fittings, pipes
and dampers, replacement lower steering column and new woodruff keys fitted to
the drive shaft yokes. He also mentions some minor bodywork rectification to the
arches and fitment of various engine components to keep the car looking fresh
and running well.
Unusually, the car also comes with its build data in a
nice folder from the RR Enthusiasts Club entitled Chassis Card Details.
An eminently usable and tidy Spirit I with a great history
file showing spend on the right areas in the last 12 years. Buyers please note,
the car is registered incorrectly with DVLA as a Spirit III (1993 onwards)
instead of Spirit I.