The Rolls Royce is a 1981 Silver Spirit. Mike saw the vehicle
and fell in love with her. The Rolls Royce has done only
just over 100 000km in its life so was in superb condition.
Mike and Jeanette have lovingly maintained the Rolls and
in May 2007 they achieved the highest ever score of 96.5%
in the Concourse d'Elegance for a Silver Spirit 1980-1990.
The Rolls was modified by Roger Pearce and his crew at Emgee
Motors. A second Rolls was purchased, solely for spares
for the trip. Roger stripped the second Rolls and the spares
were carried by the Toyota HiLux.
The Backup Vehicle
The backup vehicle was a Toyota HiLux, purchased especially
for the trip and also modified by Emgee Motors.
Africa is not kind to vehicles. The modifications were extensive.
enthusiasts or would-be trans-Africa Adventurers, you can
a list of modifications, parts and consumables.
installed Ultraseal in the tyres of both vehicles. 17 800
kilometres, two vehicles, some of the worst roads Africa
has to offer – not one puncture!!