Lot 149 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
|Odometer reading||25,143 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £45,000|
|Result||Sold - £41,884|
- Only 25,000 miles from new
- Full service history
- Fully maintained regardless of cost
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.
This lovely Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph was supplied by H. R. Owen on 1st August 1998 and since then has only covered a mere 25,000 miles. Fully maintained and regularly serviced, this car is supplied with a full-service history with the last 10,000-mile service carried in June of this year by marque specialists, Michael Hibberd Motor Engineers. The current owner has maintained the car with a no expense spared philosophy and kept it in superb condition keeping it in a heated garage while in his ownership. He has also had fitted a new audio and Sat Nav system with Apple car play. Finished with Amethyst paintwork and unmarked magnolia leather interior with heated leather seats, lambswool rugs and picnic tables to the rear, it is exquisite in its appearance and comfort. This excellent Silver Seraph is supplied with a V5 registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in September 2022, the original handbooks and a collection of invoices confirming the low mileage. A Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph is a rare car and to find one in such a delightful colour combination and superb condition is becoming increasingly difficult.
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