1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur
• European spec, left-hand drive car with a clean Carfax
• One of 6,238 examples made between 1980 and 1989
• 6.75L OHV 16-valve V-8 engine (code L410I) with Bosch fuel injection
• Full service performed by Rolls Royce of St. Louis in October of 2019
• Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission and 3.08 rear end
• Black exterior (code 9500701) with a black, full vinyl roof, black Connolly Leather interior (A3726) with walnut trim and black Wilton Wool Carpet (code 07)
• Hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension with Girling automatic ride height control system
• Automatic electronic climate control, power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, power windows, headlamp washers, cell phone antenna
• Documentation includes original owner’s manual and assorted other papers
Champagne wishes and caviar dreams will soon be yours if you wish to own this 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur II. This example is a left-hand drive European export, which explains its flush, rectangular headlights. It is offered in the most desirable color combination of triple black, very stately!
Made in Crewe, Cheshire, England, this example is one of only 6,238 units made between 1980 and 1989. Dressed in black (code 9500701) with a black, full vinyl roof, the car’s paint and trim are in overall very good order. The car’s bodywork is straight and solid, the engine bay is extremely tidy, the chrome and black vinyl wraparound bumpers are in excellent shape and the battery appears new.
This Silver Spur rolls on Hercules MRX + IV whitewall radials, size 225/75R15 at all four corners. Each tire is mounted on a steel wheel topped with a flat, full disc RR wheel cover. The wheels are in very good condition while the tires have above average tread and are in similar condition to the wheel covers.
Under the hood is the famous 6.75L OHV 16-valve V-8 engine with “sufficient” horsepower (code L410I) with Bosch fuel injection. Buttoned to this engine is General Motors’ Turbo Hydramatic 400 three-speed automatic transmission and a 3.08:1 final drive. Driver conveniences, are, as expected, lengthy – electronic automatic climate control, power rack-and-pinion steering, power four-wheel disc brakes, cruise control, power windows, headlamp washers, rear window defroster and period-specific cell phone antenna affixed to the outer rear window. Also included is a hydropneumatic self-leveling suspension with a Girling automatic ride height control system.
Inside, the car’s Mulliner Park Ward coachwork has a matching black interior. There are gorgeous Connolly Leather Seats, (code A3726), with matching Wilton Wool Carpets (code 07) which emit a wonderful sensory smell. The seats and carpets are excellent order, as is the gray headliner. A two-spoke steering wheel faces the driver and it, the inner door panels with burled walnut trim are in excellent order. The A/C blows cool but not cold. The instrument panel, with its full array of gauges, is also wreathed in burled walnut. In back, along with plenty of room to stretch one’s legs and not feel claustrophobic, there are fold-down Walnut tables and leather arm rests plus footrests. A Delco-Bose AM/FM stereo with cassette deck and five-band graphic equalizer rounds out the interior.
Documentation includes original owner’s manual, assorted other papers and receipts from recent service at Rolls Royce St. Louis. Please note that this is a Euro spec car that was imported in the late 1980’s. Our understanding that the cluster was changed from kilometers to miles by the evidence of the official Rolls Royce sticker in the drivers door jam.
Competition to this Rolls-Royce in 1987 included BMW’s 750iL, Cadillac’s Fleetwood Brougham, Jaguar’s XJ6, Lincoln’s Town Car and Mercedes-Benz’s 560 SEL.
If you want to treat yourself to a British classic with doors that close with the same confidence as shutting a bank’s vault, if economy’s not a concern but sheer sumptuous is craved, then you owe it to yourself to check out this rolling cloud of a British luxury car. Stop by today at MotoeXotica Classic cars and check it out.
This car is currently located at our facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Current mileage on the odometer shows 33,284 miles. It is sold as is, where is, on a clean and clear, mileage exempt title. GET OUT AND DRIVE!!!
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