Lot 238 - 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IV

Lot 238 - 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IV

Lot 238 - 1997 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur IV

Lot Number 238
Registration UK Taxes Paid
Odometer reading 22,500 miles
Result Sold - £17,160

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 extra four inches 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 fabulous and luxurious Rolls-Royce was registered in Hong Kong where it spent much of its life. This low mileage example of the Silver Spur was repatriated in 2022. The car has undergone a mechanical recommissioning and unsurprisingly presents very well given its low mileage. The sumptuous interior is in good condition throughout, with electrically operated seats, climate control, cruise control and picnic tables to the rear. We are informed the car will come with a fresh MoT test certificate. This is a truly luxurious and opulent tourer which has only covered a mere 22,500 miles from new.

 *Interested parties should note that this vehicle is not sold with a V5 registration document. However, one has been applied for by the vendor with the DVLA and should arrive in due course.

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