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.
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.
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.
THE ROLLS IS CHEAP.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2017