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1982 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

~ bespoke Silver Spirit





Vehicle Info

6.75 litre Rolls-Royce fuel injected V8
Automatic 3-Speed
Exterior Color
2-Tone Georgian Silver Over Claret
Interior Color
Slate Connolly Hides With St J
Stock #
Fuel Economy
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The Silver Spirit being presented here is a stunning and uniquely breath-taking example of a bespoke motorcar that follows all the rules and tradition of the marque’s designers. Once owned by well-known and highly regarded afficionado of all Crewe produced Rolls-Royces – Mr John Shostrom - this Silver Spirit was personally bespoked to his specific needs and design. The result was, and remains, a very fine example that presents like it was undertaken by Rolls-Royce itself. This is the key to any specialised customization; “it should always look like it came from the factory that way”. This car hits that bullseye dead centre. For this amazing result, we refer to her as a “bespoke edition”. This Silver Spirit started from the factory as an elegant combination of Georgian Silver over Claret with light grey leather and grey carpeting. When John purchased the car some 22 years ago, it was showing signs of paint fade and elected to refinish her as part of what was to become a bespoke redesign of some 450 days of design implementation, love and labour. The current condition of the car is exemplary, presenting in a manner that looks like it was completed only some 3-4 years ago. This is an accurate summary by John Shostrom himself which, on today's standards, amount to some $80,000 of bespoke design refinements: EXTERIOR * New paint in original colours 9510437 Georgian Silver over 9510408 Claret * Slate double thin over thick fine-lines to body and wheel discs, those on the body being feathered out to the edges as seen only on very early Silver Spirit motor cars * Factory badge bar to front bumper * UK/EU factory one-pecs rectangular headlamps * UK/EU front indicator/parking lamps with amber/clear lenses * NOS stainless steel grille shell * Kneeling Spirit of Ecstasy mascot * Stainless wheel discs completely trued and re-polished * New factory rubber bumper trims * New factory brushed stainless steel bumper inserts * New factory polished stainless steel tailpipes INTERIOR * New upholstery in Connolly Autolux A4137 Slate hide, piped in A4211 St James Red hide. 2 matching corner pillows to rear seats, and 2 matching lozenge lumbar pillows to the front seats. (The pillows are no longer with the car) * Slate hide to headliner, parcel shelf, facia surround, driver’s heel pad, horn button and centre console. * Wilton cut-pile wool carpet in Cherry Red 21 with Slate hide binding * Cherry Red oversized mouton rugs to all footwells with driver’s heel pad in Slate hide. (The left rear passenger rug is now missing from the vehicle) * NOS correct Bakelite steering wheel with horn button finished in Slate hide. * Boot finished in carpet to match passenger compartment, including underside of lid. * All moulded plastic boot hinge covers and trim pieces in Slate hide. * Specially-designed full-through centre console. * Cocktail requisites to centre console behind hide-covered tambour lid with 2 silver-capped cut crystal decanters and 4 cut crystal nip glasses in correct Tudor ‘Seymour’ pattern lead crystal. * Hand built MacIntosh MX406 AM/FM/CD sound system to centre console with 5-disc changer in compartment under boot floor. * Sony stereo cassette player to centre console. * Alpine speakers to all doors with colour-keyed grilles to match upholstery. * Colour-keyed coat hooks * Automatic air conditioning sensor grilles colour-keyed to match upholstery. * All folding armrests open to reveal compartments lined in Slate hide. * Glovebox lined in Slate hide. * Factory centre-mounted high-level brake light covered in Slate hide. * All woodwork throughout the car, including facia panel, centre console, door callings, picnic tables and rear compartment vanity companions finished in specially-selected and personally-matched Italian burr walnuts. All veneer is book-matched throughout the car, with the exception of the picnic table facings, which are quarter-matched. * Extra sound-deadening to the insides of door

Dealership Info

Park Ward Motors Museum

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