1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit


1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Rolls-Royce produced the Silver Spur from 1980 to 1989 as a long-wheel base variant of the Silver Spirit. It was lower and wider than the outgoing Silver Shadow, but shared the same floorpans and 6.25 liter V8. New features included Girling automatic ride-height control and Bosch injection from 1986 onwards. Limousine versions were available.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1980 – 1989
built atCrewe, England
body stylistFritz Feller
production8129
price $$ 117,000
engineV8
block materialAluminum
valvetrainOHV
fuel feedSU Carburetors or Bosch Injection
displacement6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore104.0 mm / 4.09 in
stroke99.1 mm / 3.9 in
compression8.0:1
power193.9 kw / 260.0 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output38.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight115.2 bhp per tonne
torque380.0 nm / 280.3 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires235/70HR-15
rear tires235/70HR-15
front brakesVented Discs w/ Hydraulic Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight2257 kg / 4976 lbs
wheelbase3162 mm / 124.5 in
front track1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1540 mm / 60.6 in
length5379 mm / 211.8 in
width1890 mm / 74.4 in
height1485 mm / 58.5 in
transmission3-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.50:1, 1.50:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.08:1
top speed~173.8 kph / 108.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~12.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~18.8 seconds

Auction Sales History

1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit – sold for $44,000 Graphite exterior with tan interior. 17,927 original miles. Excellent original condition and very clean. Owners manual included. Original MSRP $129k. Lambs wool floor mats.
Auction Source: 2012 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction