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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1980 – 1989
built at Crewe, England
body stylist Fritz Feller
production 8129
price $ $ 117,000
engine V8
block material Aluminum
valvetrain OHV
fuel feed SU Carburetors or Bosch Injection
displacement 6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore 104.0 mm / 4.09 in
stroke 99.1 mm / 3.9 in
compression 8.0:1
power 193.9 kw / 260.0 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 38.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 115.2 bhp per tonne
torque 380.0 nm / 280.3 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 235/70HR-15
rear tires 235/70HR-15
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Hydraulic Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight 2257 kg / 4976 lbs
wheelbase 3162 mm / 124.5 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
length 5379 mm / 211.8 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1485 mm / 58.5 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.50:1, 1.50:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.08:1
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

 

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