SOLD for £10,000


The ultimate symbol of British luxury since 1904, Rolls Royce was established by Charles Rolls and Henry Royce. Quickly building a reputation for exceptional engineering of both cars and planes, the partners cemented their reputation for quality engines with the release of their second edition, the Rolls Royce 40/50 (which later became known as the Silver Ghost).

The Silver Spirit was Rolls Royce’s new generation, full-size luxury car, the first of the SZ series. Released in 1980, it utilised the design of the Silver Shadow. The Silver Spirit boasted a premium-quality ride, with: 6.75L L410 V8 engine, THM 400-3-speed automatic gearbox, hydropneumatic self-levelling suspension, modified with Girling automatic hydraulic ride height control system and gas-charged shock absorbers.

Mark II, in 1989, saw updated suspension, a larger petrol tank and minor design modifications. Four years later, Mark III bought new design features and modified suspension. Mark IV was the last version of the Silver Spirit. Introduced in 1995, the Mark IV delivered a Garrett Turbocharger, a Zytec engine management system, revised bumpers and a wooden column that ran through the centre of the dashboard.

Production ceased in 1997.

The car:

This spectacular 1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit is in fantastic condition, both inside and out. A superb drive with low mileage, this is a great opportunity to obtain a beautiful Rolls Royce in pristine condition.


We are selling the Rolls on behalf of a customer, and it is rare to see car in this condition being sold at anywhere near this price. With only 73,000 miles on the clock, and just 3000 in the last 5 years, the Rolls Royce comes with several service invoices and old MOTs. The Rolls last service was at Hanwells of London, the supplying Rolls Royce and Bentley specialist, at 70356 miles, at a cost of over £3500.


This stunning Silver Spirit has the 6.75 litre V8 engine with automatic transmission. The Rolls Royce is mechanically sound. It is a superb drive, and the V8 engine keeps things brisk, despite the car’s size.

The current mileage is 73,000.

Exterior: The Rolls Royce is in stunning condition with a wonderful deep shine in its paintwork

Interior: Inside, the Silver Sprint oozes quality from the walnut dash to the leather upholstery and plush detailing. The leather seats and interior trim are in perfect condition. All of the car’s  electrics are in working order, including the electric seats, mirrors and air-conditioning.

Rowland says: “Unlike many Rolls of this era, this car is rust-free and pristine. The car is HPI clear and is at our Grantham showroom. We strongly recommend an appointment to view this beautiful car quickly. Call us on 0333 335 5054”.

Please call first to ensure it is available when you arrive.


  • Condition: Used
  • Transmission: Auto
  • Recorded Mileage: 73000
  • Engine Size: 6750
  • Cylinders: V8
  • Date First Registered: June 1981
  • Drive Side: Right Hand Drive
  • Fuel: Petrol
  • Exterior Colour: Maroon
  • Interior Colour: Fawn
  • Tax Exempt: No
  • MOT Exempt: No
  • Our Grading: 2
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