1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
Saloon is nothing but the British name for Sedan. Both are
identical body-types. Sedans/Saloons are generally 4-door cars with
separate space for luggage, engine and seating. These should
accommodate 4 or more people and have a fixed roof.
This particular 1985 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur has been finished in
the most desired of color combinations featuring a silver and black
exterior over black hides with red piping and black Wilton
carpeting, and a beautifully finished trunk with more black Wilton
wool carpeting and that proper British red piping! A remarkable
example that shows just 62,447 miles on the odometer today and
looks just as luxurious as the day it rolled off the assembly
Nicely preserved...a mix of black and silver shows a few chips,
areas of slight markings and staining. Overall, it is well done
with paint and bodywork having been performed on the passengers
lower door and passengers lower rear quarter panel, the rest is
purportedly the original paint that was applied in Crewe. Chrome
and badging look clean and shiny and the beautiful RR grille in
near perfect condition and the flying lady atop front the bonnet.
Speaking of which, is long and luxurious as it makes its way back
to the large greenhouse, which is covered with a lightly faded
black vinyl top. A few areas of the top are showing some bubbling,
an indication of flaws under the vinyl. The large boot deck with
proper badging curves downward and frames the oversized
square/rectangular design taillights. Pristine RR logo-ed wheel
covers have a black matching band near the center, and wheels are
wrapped with blackwall Kumho rubber. All in all, in cracking shape
Comparable to a bank safe door, it swings effortlessly, but its
weight can be witnessed when doing so, but you can have the
chauffeur open it for you. Black hide, wood burl, and Wilton carpet
make up the panels of the doors which house shiny inserts for the
power windows, and door handle. The wood burl on the tops of the
doors is showing varying degrees of delamination ranging from light
cracking to missing sections of the heavily applied lacquer.
Placing your bum firmly in the black hide covered buckets, which
are showing age cracks and color loss with the worst being the
driver's bucket, you'll get accustomed to plentiful padding and the
striking red piping. Armrests over the center console, which houses
every control you could possibly need regarding the seats. Infinite
adjustability is the mantra for the seats and mirror toggles and an
ashtray are seen here as well, all framed in actual wood burl.
Moving to the rear bench there will be plenty of room for the queen
bee and her gentleman caller. If the mood strikes you, pull down
one of the folding picnic tables (in beautiful lacquered burl) and
have a spot of tea and some popovers prior to pulling up to the
boardroom. The dash is loaded with instrumentation, climate
controls, burl, and leather. It presents very clean as does the
black Wilton wool carpeting ...blimey!
A pop of the bonnet and we are greeted by a clean, but patina
covered engine bay. Grabbing the center of attention, is the 6.75
Liter V8 that is original to the car. It sports electronic fuel
injection and a 3-speed TH400 automatic transmission. All quite
right! You're bloody well right.
Undercarriage is well preserved, coated in rustproofing and black
paint, nary a sign of any rust or structural problems. A rather
large dent is noted in the rear center of the undercarriage.
Meanwhile, independent suspension, and 4-wheel power disc brakes,
and we are all buttoned up. Bob's your uncle.
I had the pleasure to take this car out for a tool around
Morgantown, and it drove swimmingly. Rides like a dream, (or like
you are on a Silver Cloud...OH WAIT!). Noted is the A/C system
needs a recharge. Otherwise it was a smashing, (thankfully the Brit
version of this word!), car to drive, and during the short jaunt,
received several waves and whistles, but it could have been the
spirit of our departed Sir Lawrence, who's passion for people was
only overshadowed by his passion for British luxury cars.
We have a really nice car here, in good low mileage condition,
including owners' books in original leather pouch, and a recent
appraisal. Go ahead, live it up! Chip chip cheerio and all that
ZN-Silver Spur LWB Saloon
42-6.75 Liter V8 Non Turbo, Efi, With Catalyst
C-Crewe Assy Plant
12426-Sequential Unit Number
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