Lot 147 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IV
|Odometer reading||49,971 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £24,640|
- One owner from new to 2021
- Superb condition
Unveiled in June 1995 for the 1996 model year, the fourth and final series of the Silver Spirit and Silver Spur were heavily revised and improved by Rolls-Royce. However, the new cars were simply known as New Silver Spirit and New Silver Spur as the IV suffix was a symbol of death in some Far Eastern regions. As before, the Silver Spur was the long-wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit gaining an additional four inches extra in the rear compartment. Externally the cars sported new integrated wrap-around bumpers and both the front grille and Spirit of Ecstasy were reduced in size, all of which significantly modernised the design. In addition, the spare wheel was relocated inside the boot under the carpeted floor rather than underneath the car, as on previous models, which created a crisper style at the rear and a cleaner wheel-changing process. New distinctive 16” wheels were designed and the front door quarterlights were deleted. The interior was also extensively remodelled with a new dashboard and centre console design and electrically adjustable steering wheel which automatically raised and lowered to ease entry and exit. The revised seats received vertical fluting and the new seat design also allowed an extra inch of headroom.
This wonderful one owner from new until 2021, left hand drive example of this luxurious model is presented in probably the best colour combination of Royal Blue metallic with Parchment leather interior. The sumptuous interior is in very good condition throughout with heated front and rear seats, air conditioning, picnic tables to the rear and the front seats are electrically operated. The car comes with its original books and toolkit and has nine service invoices in the history file. This is one of the finest examples of this rare model on the market particularly with such low mileage. Regal in aesthetics and sublime in comfort, surely a must for those connoisseurs wanting something a bit special.
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