1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur


1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

1980→1989 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur

Rolls-Royce produced the Silver Spur from 1980 to 1989 as a long-wheel base variant of the Silver Spirit. It was lower and wider than the outgoing Silver Shadow, but shared the same floorpans and 6.25 liter V8. New features included Girling automatic ride-height control and Bosch injection from 1986 onwards. Limousine versions were available.

In Detail

submitted byRichard Owen
typeSeries Production Car
production years1980 – 1989
built atCrewe, England
body stylistFritz Feller
production6238
price $$ 117,000
engineV8
block materialAluminum
valvetrainOHV
fuel feedSU Carburetors or Bosch Injection
displacement6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore104.0 mm / 4.09 in
stroke99.1 mm / 3.9 in
compression8.0:1
power193.9 kw / 260.0 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output38.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight115.2 bhp per tonne
torque380.0 nm / 280.3 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
driven wheelsFront Engine / RWD
front tires235/70HR-15
rear tires235/70HR-15
front brakesVented Discs w/ Hydraulic Assist
front wheelsF 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight2257 kg / 4976 lbs
wheelbase3162 mm / 124.5 in
front track1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track1540 mm / 60.6 in
length5379 mm / 211.8 in
width1890 mm / 74.4 in
height1485 mm / 58.5 in
transmission3-Speed Auto
gear ratios2.50:1, 1.50:1, 1.00:1
final drive3.08:1
top speed~173.8 kph / 108.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~12.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~18.8 seconds

Auction Sales History

Only 6238 built between 1980 and 1989. Recently serviced by dealer and new front pad and rotors, rear parking pads, gas shocks, brake spheres, fluids etc were installed. New tires with warranty plus certificates for free replacements and lifetime spin balancing, rotations and repairs included. Beautiful classic White and Tan top. Immaculate Tan interior with Walnut trim. Fold down Walnut tables and leather arm rests. Lamb wool rugs and foot rests. Power steering. power mirrors, antenna. Automatic ride leveling
Air conditioning system working. 61,500 miles on 6.75L V8 engine 3-speed automatic. Not actual miles.

Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum

Only 1658 built between 1989 and 1993. Royal Blue exterior with White Parchment interior piped in Blue. Picnic tables with dual climate control, burlwood dual telephones in front and rear armrests. 55,500 actual miles. 6.75L V8 engine with 4 speed automatic transmission. Fold down tables and leather armrests. Automatic ride leveling. Air conditioning system blows cold air. Power steering, power seats, power mirrors, power brakes, power windows, power antenna. Two sets of keys with remotes. Original CD and cassette tape combo with 8 speakers. Lamb wool rugs and foot rests. New front rotors and pads. Oil and filter changed. New tires.

Auction Source: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum