1984 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 1 6.75


Fantastic feeling every time I drive it


When I buy any old car, I build into my price a number things I do immediately. New iridium plugs, 10 mm leads, distributor cap, rotor, battery, brake pads, some pipes, under seal, all oils and filters & LPG gas. This all costs about 2000€. I also fitted parking sensors front and rear (40€) in half a day.

None of my cars have ever let me down yet (touch wood); I drove my last car about 26,000 miles & this one 9,000.

I did change the thermostat as it took too long to heat up in winter; 38€ and one hour's work.

General Comments:

This car is an example of hand built luxury for pennies. They drive like no other car; smooth, quiet and very comfortable. It is smoother and more soft than the Bentley Eight, though it costs a little more on LPG.

The car drives better on LPG than petrol.

Running cost in Ireland:

Classic road tax €56.

Classic insurance €200.

Depreciation €0.

Year's maintenance, oil & filter €44.

Year's fuel for 8000 miles at 12 MPG = 666 gallons at €3.00 a gallon = €2000.

Total cost €2300 or 28.7c a mile.

My 2011 E Class cost €42,000 and is now worth €22,000.

Depreciation €4000 a year, insurance €610, tax €390.

Service €350 a year (I can't do the modern car), and diesel was €750.

€6250 or 78c a mile.


Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th February, 2017

1985 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit V8 twin carbs


The best car in the world


I have fitted two new hydraulic pumps for the brakes and suspension.

New whitewall tyres.

The car has not let me down at all. The things I have had replaced have been for my own peace of mind.

The leather on the seats had cracked and gone hard in places, so I have had them re-trimmed in Connolly Leather to factory spec. and colours.

General Comments:

I love to drive the car, and think it is the most comfortable car that I have ever owned.

The interior trim is light blue, and all the walnut is like new, so it makes you feel good, as it is not dull inside the car.

Petrol consumption is not good, only 13 to 15 mpg, but you are driving around in 'The Best Car In The World'. I just love it to bits..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2002

6th Dec 2006, 16:08

I have an '85 Silver Spirit, and love it! It is rare Georgian Silver with Slate hide piped in black. The hides have held up remarkably well. and are still "as new", both fresh and soft! The woodwork is still like glass! Gas ,milage around 13 mpg, not too great, but the comfort and fun are well worth it. Truly the "Best Car in The World" hands down. One must learn to fix simple things, as parts/labor are more for this car. Careful periodic maintenance gives total enjoyment. I've had dozens of these cars, this one is the finest I've ever seen, and only 42867 miles!!

1981 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit 6.7 unleaded


Just do it


Oil leak, but it is not unusual for this type of car. As the car is regularly serviced I can say that it is trouble free.

General Comments:

Very powerful car, comfortable, fully loaded, but high in running costs.

Anyway I recommend to anyone to buy one, as the feeling is very impressive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st March, 2001

9th Jul 2014, 14:17

I just brought a Silver Spur 1983 from a Rolls Royce dealer with a full MoT.

I had a nagging in my head that something was wrong. Took it to an MoT station myself and it failed on a light beam being too low, oil leaking underneath the car, hand brake not working fully etc.

Got car back from the Rolls Royce dealer after telling him it failed the MoT I took it in for, and he kept my Roller for 2 months. When I called, he stated he was still waiting for a part, as the car came with a 1 year warranty on mechanics and electrics.

Passenger side window didn't work, and the back window.

Then a door wouldn't open at the back.

He fixed everything, but it still leaks a lot of oil. Is this correct as he stated all Rolls Royces should leak, otherwise there is a serious problem if they don't leak

It's a problem that worries me, as I am taking it from the UK to Australia

Will they fail it on the oil leak?