1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Saloon
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 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Saloon marks the final year this model would be produced in its original design. Finished in the most desired of color combinations featuring Magnolia exterior (9510418) over Tan hides (A4178) with Magnolia piping (in the trunk) (A3997) and Deep Fawn Wilton carpeting (7026)! A remarkable example that shows just 43,497 miles on the odometer today, all supported with service documentation.
Nicely preserved…a respray of Magnolia color shows a few chips, areas of slight markings and staining. Overall it is well done. 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 darker tan vinyl top. 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 Magnolia matching band near the center, and wheels are wrapped with new OEM Avons. All in all, in cracking shape mate.
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. Tan hide, wood burl, and Wilton carpet make up the panels of the doors which house shiny inserts for the power windows, and door handle. Placing your bum firmly in the tan hide covered buckets which are nearly new looking, and indeed they are! You'll get accustomed to plentiful padding. Armrests over the center console, which houses every control you could possible need regarding the seats. Infinitely adjustable, you can program 4 memory positions into each seat. 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 dark tan Wilton wool carpeting …blimey!
A pop of the bonnet and we are greeted by a clean and spit shined 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. 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 AC system has been converted to R134 but needs a recharge. I also noticed the passenger window is inoperable from the driver's side control. 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 our salesman Sir Lawrence, who was in the passenger seat.
We have a really nice car here, in great low mileage condition, maintenance records, owners' books in original leather pouch, tool kit, and 2 cans of mineral oil, and a car cover. Go ahead live it up! Chip chip cheerio and all that rot!
ZN-Silver Spur LWB Saloon
02-L410I Non Turbo, Efi, With Catalyst
C-Crewe Assy Plant
25580-Sequential Unit Number