Lot 145 - 1995 Rolls-Royce Flying Spur

Lot 145 - 1995 Rolls-Royce Flying Spur

Lot 145 - 1995 Rolls-Royce Flying Spur

Lot Number 145
Registration M122 LYU
Chassis Number SCAZG03C3SCH55292
Engine Number 81754L410M/TKR
Odometer reading 18,000 miles
Result Sold - £28,000
  • Number 23 of only 134 example worldwide
  • One of just 42 in right hand drive
  • Low mileage long wheelbase Rolls-Royce
  • Specified with Mulliner Park Ward limousine rear window and sunroof

The Rolls-Royce advertising logo of making the best cars in the world was certainly relevant when the Flying Spur model was launched. This model was not just the fastest or most expensive Rolls-Royce saloon to appear on the price list but was also the most exclusive, only produced for the 1995 model year, a total of 134 were produced, 92 in left hand drive and 42 in right hand drive being delivered from the factory in Crewe. Apart from the restriction in numbers produced it was the first Rolls-Royce with the turbo engine and was the most powerful model on the market at the time. The factory announced that although weighing in at 2387kg this model could propel itself to 60mph in a remarkable 6.9 seconds. This newly turbocharged engine also produced the greatest torque of any production car at the time and eclipsed even the McLaren F1 and Aston Martin Vantage. Essentially a Rolls-Royce with Bentley Turbo R running gear, the Flying Spur was more powerful and agile than a comparative Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III, on which the car was based on.

This fantastic low mileage Flying Spur has covered a mere 18,000 miles and it was number 23 off the production line and was delivered to H.R. Owen Greenford on 25th January 1995 before being shipped to its first owner in Hong Kong later that year, the only year in which these cars were produced. The car is presented in Wildberry with a sumptuous Sandstone leather interior with Wildberry piping, lambswool rugs and accompanying silk privacy curtains, burr oak veneers and cocktail cabinet. Sitting in the rear ‘as one should’ is a real treat and should you require entertainment the inbuilt Sony VCR system can entertain you from the screens mounted in the headrests. Look up to the electronically operated sunroof, all options for which the car had to be sent to Rolls-Royce in house coachbuilders, Mulliner Park Ward to fit alongside the touring limousine rear window and rear blind. It is an open secret that the rejected leather from Rolls-Royce went to their competitor Bentley, which underlines once again what perfectionist Rolls-Royce were and this example is no exception. The woodwork was often sanded for a week to get it to the right level and the interior of any Flying Spur clearly provides a nod as to their targeted audience, those of significant wealth or notoriety and despite attempts the elusive previous owner is yet to accept our vendors invitation to be named. Options specified from the factory beyond the coachbuilt items also include adjustable rear seats, chrome door mirrors, uprated infotainment, veneered picnic tables, passenger airbag and rear quarter badges to name a few which can all found on the Rolls-Royce order sheets contained within the history file. Our owner and Rolls-Royce collector purchased this car in Hong Kong in late 2022 with the car imported to the UK earlier this year. All be it in very good condition, when purchased it was then swiftly mechanically recommissioned the works carried out includes and is not limited to replacement of all six ball joints to the front (top, lower and damper), replaced caster arm bushes, all front brake calipers (two calipers on each side) serviced, seals renewed and all front brake pads have been replaced. Brake Lines have also been replaced as have the rear suspension spheres and rear damper hydraulic seals. An oil and filter change was then supplemented by new alternator and fan belts and new wiper blades. This example has since been detailed and UK registered with the V5C registration document present.

The Flying Spur featured a retractable Spirit of Ecstasy, the spring-loaded mascot sank into the radiator shell, this along with the first turbo engine and a host of Mulliner Park Ward coachbuilt options makes what we believe to be a very collectable car. One of just 42 produced in right hand drive and truly unique with a mysterious but clearly wealthy previous owner, viewing is strongly advised to appreciate the luxury which Rolls-Royce are famed for.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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