1988 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit 78,000 Miles Sedan Automatic

1988 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn 4-Door Sedan

Make: Rolls-Royce
Model: Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn
SubModel: Silver Spirit
Type: Sedan
Trim: 4-Door Sedan
Year: 1988
Mileage: 78,000
Color: Charcoal Gray
Engine: 8 cylinder 6.8 L (6750 cc)
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black with Red Piping
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Safety: Passive Seat Belt System, Anti-Lock Brakes
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Miami, Florida, United States
--, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
--, Cell Phone Stand and Connections, Leather Seats

Description for Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit/Spur/Dawn 1988

1988 Rolls Royce, Silver Spirit 4-Door Sedan
only 78,000 documented miles
One of only 813 Rolls Royce Silver Spirits made in 1988


Currently the car has about 78,000 documented miles. A strong running, previously daily driven vehicle.

No accidents. No engine, transmission or drive train problems. The car has not been driven during the last three years and has not been started in the last twelve months, battery is dead. Just before the last drive it was running very strong. Very clean Leather interior, door panels and carpets. The car was a strong running car, runs very cool and never overheats, even in Florida heat. Exterior Color: Charcoal Grey, Interior: Black Leather with Red Pipping;Transmission 3 speed Automatic; Body 4 doors, 5 seat Sedan; Rear Wheel Drive; Engine:V-8, 8-cylinder 6.8 L (6750 cc); Always used Premium Unleaded Gasoline. Dual Front Electric Power Seats; Power Steering; Factory A/C and Heating with Automatic Climate Control System; AM-FM, Cassette radio; Interior courtesy, vanity and map lights; All Wheel Anti-Lock Disk Brakes; Non-smoker car; Title free and clear. Always well maintained by local mechanic from Greens Garage in Coral Gables, Florida,with all records. Tires were good last time driven, but a new set is needed now. Needs a new battery. I had installed new custom made stainless steel brakes rotors and calipers with lifetime warranty on all calipers (Dual Calipers per wheel), new brakes pads, new power steering, new air conditioning compressor, new belts; always serviced with premium synthetic Mobile 1 Oil. Needs an oil change and all fluids flushed and changed prior to re-start up to avoid engine damage. Also need new air, and fuel filter; coolant radiator flush.

Vehicle has a Carfax title warranty for up to $50,000 coverage, and is Carfax accident free certified. It has been driven less then 30,000 miles in the last Seventeen years. I have spent over $30,000 dollars in regular maintenance and repairs during my ownership; however, due to a death in the family, the car has remained un-driven, parked and unused for the last three (3) years and exposed to the Florida weather, all the while paying for insurance.

The car needs a new paint job, the original clear coat has pealed, and the paint has oxidized, especially on the hood and roof areas. There is basically no corrective body work for the car, only sanding, preparation, and painting. The car also needs new window motors (the old ones get stuck at times or work very slowly), new hands fee cell phone or a blue tooth system, and repair of the right passenger automatic seat belt passive restraint. The photographs show the car as it was when last driven three (3) years ago and in its current state as of August 25, 2017, as noted respectively.

This is the perfect vehicle for a minor restoration project car for someone with the time and inspiration. I have neither.

It would also make a fabulous spare car for anyone owning a like car in prestine condition. The car should be worth over $30,000 for parts, engine, transmission, drive train, A/C parts, interior seats, door panels, doors, hood, trunk, bumpers, fenders, quarter panels, wheels, brake system, etc...., and the massive front, iconic RR Radiator grill and Majestic Flying Lady.

For more Info or an appointment to see, Contact George at gafiad@aol.com or text at 305-785-3126.


Priced at only $4,800.00* or best offer in cash. Sold "AS-IS, WHERE-IS." *Excluding transportation costs and any applicable sales tax and tag/title fees to transfer title and register.

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Contact George at gafiad@aol.com or text at 305-785-3126.


The Silver Spirit is a British saloon automobile made by Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, in England. It was launched in 1980.

The Silver Spirit, introduced by Rolls-Royce in 1980, was the first of a new generation of models for the company. It formed the basis for the Flying Spur, Silver Dawn, Touring Limousine, and Park Ward. The same chassis was also used by sister company, Bentley for their new Mulsanne/Eight series. The entire line was replaced with the BMW-powered Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage in 1998.

The Silver Spur was a long wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit, produced at the same time. The Spirit was the first car to feature the retractable Spirit of Ecstasy. The spring loaded Mascot sank into the radiator shell if dislodged from its position.

The new car was not entirely new — it shared the basic floor pan of the Silver Shadow as well as that car's 6.75 L (6750 cc/411 in³) V8 engine. The Spur continued with the high degree of ride quality and self-leveling suspension from the Shadow, this time using a Girling automatic hydraulic ride height control system and gas-charged shock absorbers.


1980-1989 Silver Spirit: 8129 Approxinately 813 units per year in production.

1980-1989 Silver Spur: 6238

1985 Silver Spur Centenary: 26

Silver Spur Limousines

1984 Extended 14 in (356 mm): 1

1982-1988 Extended 36 in (914 mm): 16

1984-1988 Extended 42 in (1067 mm): 84

1989-1993 Silver Spirit II: 1152

1989-1993 Silver Spur II: 1658

1993-1994 Silver Spirit III: 211

1993-1994 Silver Spur III: 430

1994-1995 Flying Spur: 134

1995 Silver Spirit: 122

1994-1998 Silver Dawn: 237

1995-1999 Silver Spur: 507

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit / Silver Spur

(1980 - 1989)

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit, 1988, #JCX23774. For safety reasons the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot wasn't fixed to the top of the radiator but arranged to retract within the radiator shell on impact.

With a new styling particularly appealing to the younger generation of owners more prevalent from the 1960s onward Rolls-Royce unveiled new models in 1980. These were designed to meet the increasingly strict safety, emissions and consumption legislation proliferating internationally. Austrian born Fritz Feller now heading the styling department had been responsible for the elegant coachwork with uncluttered lines and significantly enlarged window areas. Developed on the floor pan of the Silver Shadow the new cars showed a considerably improved ride and road holding not at least due to the new Girling automatic height control in combination with gas shock absorbers. As expected the cars were luxuriously appointed with sumptuous leather seats and deep pile carpets giving the utmost comfort and a veneer covered fascia retaining a traditional appearance. In addition to long wheelbase versions limousines became available with extended passenger compartments. In this New Model to Rolls Royce, the Spirit of Ecstasy mascot wasn't fixed to the top of the radiator but arranged to retract the radiator shell on impact, for safety reasons.

Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, 1988, #SCAZN00A8 JCH23283. Stainless steel wheel trims to a new design distinguished the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur from model year 1986 onward.

Technical Data:

8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in), capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; 2 SU-carburetors (Bosch fuel injection on export models for North America and Japan, from 1986 Bosch fuel injection standard on all cars); 3-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension with coil springs front and rear, hydraulic self-levelling height control rear; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear (from 1986 anti-locking brakes for Europe and Middle East); wheelbase 3,061 mm (120.,5 in), Rolls-Royce Silver Spur 3,161 mm (124.5 in); tyres 235/70HR x 15

The Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit appeared both wider and lower than its predecessor, although the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow II's basic floorpan had been utilised for the new model.

No. made:

8129 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit (1980-1989)

6238 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur (1980-1989)

1 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine, extended 14 in (1984)

16 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine, extended 36 in (1982-1988)

84 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Limousine, extended 42 in (1984-1988)


No brand has been as closely tied to perfection as Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce nor has any car become the favorite of the rich and famous for nearly 100 years as has the Rolls Royce Label. Kings and queens own them. Movie stars and rock stars own them. So do dictators and politicians. One thing Rolls-Royce owners have in common is money. Perfection is expensive. The price tag is not surprising considering how or Rolls-Royce is built. Major auto manufacturers assemble a car in a few hours. It takes more than 800 hours to hand build a Rolls-Royce, by the finest craftsmen the world have ever known.

Rolls-Royce's do not go out of date. A Rolls-Royce always speaks prestige and class no matter what its year, it is a rolling piece of art, most are one-of-a-kind.

A Rolls-Royce is built for a lifetime, not for a few short years. Some families, especially in England, buy one car and keep it for 40 or 50 years.


This particular sample is one of the best vehicles anywhere in the world--draws attention and crowds of admirers everywhere.

Close to original condition inside and out.

Formal Mason Charcol Gray original paint, with red pin-stripping. This has the beautiful, classic, large Rolls-Royce hood ornament a top the large formal handmade Rolls-Royce grill. Not the much smaller produced version of the BMW made vehicle.

Chassis number is on the door sill

Matched perfect condition 8 full cowhide Connolly leather interior, black with red piping. Soft leather still has the heavenly leather smell.

Original perfect wool carpeting from England with red leather trim, the most prestigious carpet in the world, identical to what is in the Royal Palace, interior and trunk.

Matched burl walnut trim. (Perfect condition)

The inside of the engine is very clean.

Never any accidents, all original, original finish - never smoked in.

Two sets of the original keys.

US headlights,with telephone stand and full front connections.

This unique Rolls-Royce has only 78,000 origianl miles since 1988 (Avg of 2,990 miles per year driven).

This had been a two owner car (not counting dealerships), making this one of the most desirable Rolls-Royce's in the country and an excellent candidate for the needed minor restoration.

Every inch of this car has been serviced and maintained to the highest Rolls-Royce standards.

Over $57,500 currently invested in the car.

Asking $4,800.00, OBO.


Serviced extensively.


Most Recent - Front to back service, by one of the top Rolls-Royce mechanics in South Florida, Greens Garage/Town Auto, owner Orestes Triana

Rolls-Royce's no matter how good they look, suffer from atrophy, these cars must be driven regularly.

*Highly Abbreviated Current Ownership Service History:

Finest synthetic oil (currently Mobile 1 synthetic), and top-tier gas (have always use premium-although not required)

Full extensive tune-up

New air filter

Full transmission service, new fluids

New premium car battery, 7 year platinum (warranty).

Custom 60,000 mile tread wear tires (Rolls-Royce is a very heavy car), only 30,000 miles on them.

New antifreeze and radiator flush

New wiper blades

Tightened all screws front to back, within the last 4000 miles.

Replaced back air suspension bag spheres to Rolls-Royce standard

All Around, New calibers (Stainless Steel upgrade to factory chrome version)

New Distribution valves

New compliance mount

New ball joints front end

New Custom Made Stainless Steel Brake Calipers

New Brake pads so that they do not get stuck in calibers - serviced

Brake lines drained and refilled, tested

Seals in steering - serviced

Two new RR logo wheel disks to original factory standard in wheel covers

A/C Compressor and belt replaced


Replaced power seat computer driver's-side (Note: this is around $1600)

Key, left in the ignition door buzzer, fixed

U.S.A., DOT, RR headlight installation, with new front lights

Rear suspension valves fixed

Treated seats with RR Leatherique conditioner, treat wood - twice, or three times a year.

So much has been done in the 17 years that I've owned the car, that it is easy to overlook items.

Bottom line, it is about as perfect as you can find in a daily driven car that is 100% original in finish, electrical, and power-train, and with an average annual mileage of around 2,990 miles per year.

Rolls-Royce Owners Club offers monthly events, support, advice, and get-togethers accessible to most areas of the country, as well as Tech rallies, scenic drives, and national meets. When you purchase a Rolls Royce, you are not only buying a car with a Rolls-Royce Logo and Name Brand, you are at entering a lifestyle and you have the option of having a wonderful extended family through the best automotive club in the world.

Serious inquiries only, wish to sell to someone that will value and treasure the car, realizing what he or she has.

Seriously, only $4,800.00, OBO.

Contact George at gafiad@aol.com or text at 305-785-3126.