1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

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  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
  • 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

 

Year: 1997
Model: Silver Spur II
Body Type: 4-door saloon, LHD
Body Color: Silver/ Gun Metallic
Upholstery: Tan leather

Silver Spirit/Silver Spur is a record-making long seller. It made a debut in 1980 and remained in production for about 18years. In 1985, after 15 year had passed, it received a biggest-ever “minor” change.
The old name Silver Dawn was given to the car positioned as Silver Spirit III has been up to 1994. The wheelbase was unified as of Silver Spur, 3,160mm. The traditional V8 OHV 6,750cc engine was carried on as normal aspirated but at last, the modernized four-speed GM700 automatic transmission was coupled to it. However, the shift lever stayed on the steering column unlike the Bentley counterpart which had one on the floor.
 
The long version car, Silver Spur retained the same name and the same wheelbase, 3,160mm. The most significant difference from Silver Dawn being the power unit, turbocharged V8 was standardized for Silver Spur. The first Rolls-Royce turbocharged car was Flying Spur, the limited production and the market probe model appeared in the previous year.
 
The turbocharged unit was basically the same as contemporary Bentley Turbo R, V8 OHV 6,747 cc coupled with a single turbo. But on Silver Spur the intercooler was removed and given a tune priority for the low/mid-speed range. AT selector lever was also retained on the column like Silver Dawn.
 
Externally, both Silver Dawn and Silver Spur had front spoiler incorporated plastic bumpers, and the front quarter vent window was eliminated. The upholstery was also modernized. From 1995 to 1998, the total production was only 507. A very rare turbocharged young timer Rolls-Royce car.
 
This particular car was imported then sole agent Cornes and Co., Ltd in 1997. The chic and dressy color scheme in and out was ordered by the first owner who seems to be a motor car connoisseur.
The car has been regularly serviced by Cornes. The mechanical condition is perfectly well kept. Looks unbelievably fine for a 20-year-old car. The very top of young timer classic saloons.


 

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