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The Silver Spirit is a car for a mechanically inclined owner. A shop will rip you off since shops always charge for repairs based on original purchase price of the car when new.
$15k for that 190,000 mile Silver Spirit? Is the owner on crack? You can get a 50k mile one for $20k! Offer the guy $500.00 for salvage. Then drive it till it stops and leave it on the side of the road.

PS Drive it first! That RR has more body roll than a worn out Lincoln Town Car! Makes a Cadillac feel like a S2000.
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The Silver Spirit is a car for a mechanically inclined owner. A shop will rip you off since shops always charge for repairs based on original purchase price of the car when new.
$15k for that 190,000 mile Silver Spirit? Is the owner on crack? You can get a 50k mile one for $20k! Offer the guy $500.00 for salvage. Then drive it till it stops and leave it on the side of the road.

PS Drive it first! That RR has more body roll than a worn out Lincoln Town Car! Makes a Cadillac feel like a S2000.
You need to work for me Shane, I like your lowballing startegy there[:D]
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The mechanical repair is not an issue (20+ years experience with repairing European cars).It's the price and availability of these parts.


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Just checked Ebay and there is a beige 32k mile one for sale for $19,000.00 I am sure you can talk him down from that price.
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thats the ugliest RR ive ever seen.. i thought RR was better than that.. id laugh at you if you bought that ugly rolls
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The mechanical repair is not an issue (20+ years experience with repairing European cars).It's the price and availability of these parts.
I would not count on it as much as I would on a Mercedes when it comes to parts. Case in point I am almost done restoring my 300 and I was able to order original part, not used from Mercedes. Try that with other manufacturers...
Next, most hand made engines (RR) have very strict clearences that you need to be aware of... You will need the actual engine blue prints to do the job properly so you can look at the dimensions, proper torque and mechnical play needed to assemble or fabricate parts. If you have never fabricated on a lathe, then forget going into this direction because you will need to do some machining that's a given. Besides we are talking Brithish engineering here, LOL, they think with some part of the brain that is not a functioning part in mine, they are different and the norms for mechanical drawing are differents so sometimes I have a hard time reading their blueprints...
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thats the ugliest RR ive ever seen.. i thought RR was better than that.. id laugh at you if you bought that ugly rolls
I don't know about ugly but it does resemble a w126...
That said, I think Nutz eed to invest in a w126 if he got the energy and drive...
He will get a better ROI in terms of drivability and being on the road longer...
If he wants a true RR the by all means this is not it because most RR made in the eighties were horrid....
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The mechanical repair is not an issue (20+ years experience with repairing European cars).It's the price and availability of these parts.
I would not count on it as much as I would on a Mercedes when it comes to parts. Case in point I am almost done restoring my 300 and I was able to order original part, not used from Mercedes. Try that with other manufacturers...
Next, most hand made engines (RR) have very strict clearences that you need to be aware of... You will need the actual engine blue prints to do the job properly so you can look at the dimensions, proper torque and mechnical play needed to assemble or fabricate parts. If you have never fabricated on a lathe, then forget going into this direction because you will need to do some machining that's a given. Besides we are talking Brithish engineering here, LOL, they think with some part of the brain that is not a functioning part in mine, they are different and the norms for mechanical drawing are differents so sometimes I have a hard time reading their blueprints...
Good luck!
Yeah,I've heard their slogan;

"Rolls Royce,a triumph of craftsmanship over engineering"

So you have explained it now in greater detail,I'm a bit skeptical now!

P.S. Gauge,did I screw that quote up too if you're reading this thread?

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The mechanical repair is not an issue (20+ years experience with repairing European cars).It's the price and availability of these parts.
I would not count on it as much as I would on a Mercedes when it comes to parts. Case in point I am almost done restoring my 300 and I was able to order original part, not used from Mercedes. Try that with other manufacturers...
Next, most hand made engines (RR) have very strict clearences that you need to be aware of... You will need the actual engine blue prints to do the job properly so you can look at the dimensions, proper torque and mechnical play needed to assemble or fabricate parts. If you have never fabricated on a lathe, then forget going into this direction because you will need to do some machining that's a given. Besides we are talking Brithish engineering here, LOL, they think with some part of the brain that is not a functioning part in mine, they are different and the norms for mechanical drawing are differents so sometimes I have a hard time reading their blueprints...
Good luck!
Yeah,I've heard their slogan;

"Rolls Royce,a triumph of craftsmanship over engineering"

So you have explained it now in greater detail,I'm a bit skeptical now!

P.S. Gauge,did I screw that quote up too if you're reading this thread?
LOL LOL let go the guage maladie... Let go let go before you go insane.....
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RE: Rolls Royce Silver Spirit

Actually, you did screw up the quote.

I believe it's
"Rolls-Royce: The triumph of craftsmanship over design"

And of course it wasn't an official slogan...
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