Lot 150 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
|Odometer reading||59,578 miles|
|Estimate||£26,000 - £32,000|
- Recent service
- Low mileage
The Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph was first unveiled on 3rd March, 1998 at the Geneva Motor Show. It replaced the Silver Spur which ended production in 1997. All Seraphs were hand-built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe, England, which stopped making Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the UK and was powered by a 5.4 litre aluminium alloy BMW V12 engine, making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III. Standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control and anti-lock brakes. Aside from the radiator grille, badges and wheels, the Rolls-Royce was externally identical to the contemporary Bentley Arnage, sharing both its platform and bodyshell. Inside, the Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph and the Bentley Arnage were similar but quite distinct from one another. In the Seraph, the gear selector was column-mounted and the gauges followed a traditional Rolls-Royce layout (for example, there was no tachometer). In both cars, the seats and dashboard were upholstered in Connolly leather, with dashboard trim and folding picnic trays for rear passengers and glossy burr walnut veneer.
Supplied by Leodis Court in Leeds (now JCT 600) and registered on 1st October 1998, this Rolls-Royce is in splendid condition. The paintwork is in two-tone Silver Pearl and Black Sapphire whilst the interior is in the colour combination of Atlantic Blue and Stratos; this is a particularly handsome car. The interior also benefits from having rear picnic tables and a sunroof. A 48,000 mile service was carried out in June 2017 by marque specialist Daniel Moore & Co in Whittlesey at 59,121 miles and, together with some mechanical work, the invoice totalled £2,585.09. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate; Rolls-Royce Silver Seraphs are rare and are fast becoming recognised as highly desirable and collectable, they are a superb car to travel in.
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