1987 'D' Hooper Silver Spirit, previously sold by ourselves, meticulously
This is a beautiful motor car which we had the pleasure of supplying to a
local elderly owner earlier this year who sadly, due to his advancing
years, feels the car is too big for him. The car has covered just 55,000
miles with extensive service history, the service records detailing
previous maintenance at 387, 1060, 3647, 5624, 7038, 8624, 9012, 12395,
12514, 13411, 17040, 21519, 33001, 35493, 35521, 36605, 36136, 40936,
46974, 48719, 51323, 52735, 53311, 53688 and 54119 miles. In addition to
the stamped service book we have an A4 folder containing many invoices for
work carried out, several service invoices do not have a mileage entered
so the car has had further services in addition to ones listed above ! We
also have old MOT's, communication from the RREC, valuation certificates
etc. The car benefits from approximately £20,000 worth of Hooper
refinements in addition to the purchase price of the car, making this a
very expensive vehicle in 1987 !
The first owner, after Hooper registered the car, was a director of Neste
Petroleum and spent much of his time abroad, the car being left with
Storacar London who had HR Owen take care of the annual servicing. The
second owner purchased the car in 1997 and retained the car until our
acquisition earlier this year, this gentleman was an RREC member of many
years standing and this car is a former concours competitor.
The vehicle drives exceptionally well reflecting the fastidious
maintenance history. The lovely old gentleman owner is a marque enthusiast
and real perfectionist who loves going through his cars to make everything
work as it should, this was a lovely car last time we had it and has been
improved by the owner during his tenure.
Finished in Royal blue with light blue hide, blue top roll, blue knee
roll, blue carpets and blue headlining, the interior is exceptionally
attractive and further benefits from Hooper wooden door inlays front and
rear. The carpets are protected by matching light blue lambs wool over
rugs. The rear compartment is further complemented by foot stools and
vanity mirrors. Additional Hooper refinements to include chrome lower sill
covers which are vented to prevent corrosion, chrome badge bar, chrome
wing mirror covers, chrome wheel covers, Hooper badging and leather rimmed
Specification of the period to include split level climate control air
conditioning, cruise control, Hooper specified Blaupunkt stereo with
graphic equaliser and power amplifier, central locking, electric seats,
electric windows front and rear, electric mirrors, headlamp washers,
matching Avon narrow band whitewall tyres all round, the front ones having
covered less than 200 miles. We are informed by the previous owner that
the Hooper stereo system alone was £3500 - in 1987 !
Supplied with all original keys, original book pack containing owners
manuals, stamped service book etc.
This is a rare and exceptional motor car with a superb history which
deserves to go to a home where it will be pampered and maintained for
future generations. It is beautiful to look at and a joy to drive and
offers real pride of ownership.
The car will be fully prepared and supplied with a new MOT. Interesting
part exchange considered.
Classic Car Warehouse, prestige and performance cars, classic and modern.
A family business established over 28 years, Rolls Royce and Bentley
N.B. Our premises are not a traditional car showroom, all our vehicles are
stored indoors in a secure facility and it is not possible to view our
cars when we are not there. We travel extensively sourcing and collecting
cars so all viewings must therefore be arranged by appointment, thank you.
For many more full screen photographs of this vehicle and similar vehicles
please visit our website : www.ClassicCarWarehouse.co.uk
Price : £16,995