Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

Many industries are defined by famous partnerships between innovators with unique combinations of talents. This is certainly the case for the historic Rolls-Royce brand of automobiles. In 1904, in Manchester, England, Henry Edmunds arranged the meeting of Sir Henry Royce and Charles Rolls. Both men had an interest in cars and engineering, with Rolls having additional passion for sales and racing. By December 1904, the two men signed an agreement to start their soon-to-be-famous company.

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Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Origins

It wasn’t long before the company started making two-, four-, and six-cylinder cars that were seen as being far superior to other options available at the time. In 1907, Rolls-Royce introduced the Silver Ghost. It was considered one of the best cars in the world. The British car maker continued to offer high-end cars to the world’s markets that consistently perform well and rate high on industry tests and evaluations.

Among the various other car options that were manufactured over the years, Rolls-Royce is well known for its Silver Spirit family of cars. This model is another prime example of the engineering, style, and workmanship for which Rolls-Royce is famous.

About the Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit

Rolls-Royce chose to offer the Silver Spirit up until the 1998 model year. There were several generations of the car for buyers to consider before the final year. Like the other incarnations of the Silver Spirit, the 1998 version was equipped with luxury and precision. Industry experts had little to say about the Silver Spirit other than it was an impressive example of British ingenuity and attention to detail. The Silver Spirit is reported to be well made, from its classic body style to its luxurious interior and precision engineering under the hood.

The 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit was equipped with an incredible 6.75-liter V-8 engine. The engineers from Rolls-Royce chose to provide this car with a smooth suspension system to ensure a comfortable ride even with such a large body to support. The suspension system is also equipped with an automatic system made to adjust the dampers of the car at all four wheel points as needed. Fuel injection systems and anti-lock brakes are offered standard with this model as well.

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Features

The Silver Spirit was known for several important elements. The first is the Rolls-Royce’s reputation for providing cars with impeccable quality, impressive powertrains, and amazing style. The Silver Spirit is no exception. This car quickly became known for its imposing size and well-made frame, from its platform to its solid-body construction and elegant, well-appointed interior. As a full-size sedan, the Silver Spirit was considered a good standard choice for anyone who wanted and could afford the luxury of a Rolls-Royce.

Luxury isn’t the only thing the Silver Spirit had going for it. This car continued the tradition started by the Rolls-Royce partnership in the early 1900s. Plenty of fine mechanics and technology were added to the car to ensure the best possible performance. The Silver Spirit isn’t necessarily known for good fuel economy, but for most Rolls-Royce owners, driving one of these cars is more about the prestige. As a large sedan, Rolls-Royce designed these cars to perform and handle well despite the car’s enormous V-8 engine. The company’s engineers designed specific suspension systems to support the weight of the Silver Spirit effectively and comfortably.

Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit Evolution

The first Silver Spirit car from Rolls-Royce was introduced in the 1980 model year. These cars were very popular with longtime Rolls-Royce fans, as well as newer affluent buyers looking for luxury. It was equipped with similar features as the Silver Shadow and ultimately became the inspiration for Rolls-Royce’s Silver Spur, Flying Spur, and Park Ward cars. The interior was incredibly roomy and comfortable with plenty of chrome and rare wood trim options.

Later models of the Silver Spirit were equally impressive and offered the beginning of the specialized suspension system that is so important to the car's overall performance and handling. In the early 1990s, Rolls-Royce added additional safety features such as airbags in the front seat. Rear seats were also equipped with the ability to be independently adjusted to individual passengers. Engineers also found a way to amp up the power of the V-8 engine by adjusting the intake manifold and cylinder heads.

The original cost of these cars was high, but not as prohibitive as many other Rolls-Royce models. For the used car buyer, the Silver Spirit is an excellent choice for a classic and reliable car.

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1995 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

Luxury, Sedan

The 1995 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit was originally introduced in 1980.