Lot 125 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
|Odometer reading||40,165 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £27,000|
The Geneva Motor Show of 1998 saw the launch of the all new Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph. This new car was hand built at the Rolls-Royce factory in Crewe. It replaced the Silver Spur which ended production in 1997. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the U.K. 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. This well equipped Rolls-Royce was fitted with adaptive ride control and anti-lock brakes and shared a platform and bodyshell with its contemporary; the Bentley Arnage. In both cars the seats and dashboard were upholstered in Connolly leather with the door cappings and folding rear picnic trays finished in burr walnut veneer. The build quality of this new model was described as being the best Rolls-Royce to date.
Originally registered on 19th December 1997, this Rolls-Royce presents extremely well in the classic combination of Peacock Blue paintwork and magnolia Connolly leather. Arguably the most popular colour combination for this model. The inside of this great car greets with an abundance of woodwork and exceedingly comfortable seats. The smooth 5379cc, V12 engine offers brisk performance. As one of the last Rolls-Royce models to be built at the spiritual home of the brand these cars are becoming recognised by collectors and enthusiasts as fine investments. Originally registered in the UK, this Rolls-Royce has recently returned from use as a wedding conveyance on the west coast of Ireland. Offered to auction with a file containing various bills and receipts for service work and the original Irish registration documents, this splendid car represents fantastic value.
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