1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit
Still a quality car that causes eyes to turn!
The car had been stored / little used for many years, and so all the plumbing in the suspension / brakes etc had to be replaced once I started to drive it regularly. As everyone will say, drive it, don't store it. I do 80 ks each weekly outing.
I have a few niggling electrical gremlins to iron out - but that's a work in progress.
Like all older style engines, keep clean quality oil in it. Change it at least every 6 months.
My "Senior Lady" is now 30+ years old, so I treat her with TLC, but drive her as she was designed for. I make her run up hills, and she'll happily cruise at 120 kph all day.
She's a thirsty gal, but at that speed and with a 6.75 litre heart to pump, no wonder.
The quality has sure lasted long after the original price was paid.
After 30 years, it's still a pleasure to enjoy the quality of the hand crafted interior.
2 old sayings in my RR club - "If you can't afford a new one, you can't afford a 2nd hand one either" and "You don't need deep pockets to buy one, but you need them to keep one".
Easy to drive - but you're well aware of the 2+ tonnes of vehicle you are controlling.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2012