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 by Richard Owen
type Series Production Car
production years 1980 – 1989
built at Crewe, England
body stylist Fritz Feller
production 6238
price $ $ 117,000
engine V8
block material Aluminum
valvetrain OHV
fuel feed SU Carburetors or Bosch Injection
displacement 6750 cc / 411.9 in³
bore 104.0 mm / 4.09 in
stroke 99.1 mm / 3.9 in
compression 8.0:1
power 193.9 kw / 260.0 bhp @ 4000 rpm
specific output 38.52 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 115.2 bhp per tonne
torque 380.0 nm / 280.3 ft lbs @ 2500 rpm
body / frame Unit Steel
driven wheels Front Engine / RWD
front tires 235/70HR-15
rear tires 235/70HR-15
front brakes Vented Discs w/ Hydraulic Assist
front wheels F 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 15.2 cm / 15.0 x 6.0 in
steering Rack & Pinion w/ Power Assist
curb weight 2257 kg / 4976 lbs
wheelbase 3162 mm / 124.5 in
front track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
rear track 1540 mm / 60.6 in
length 5379 mm / 211.8 in
width 1890 mm / 74.4 in
height 1485 mm / 58.5 in
transmission 3-Speed Auto
gear ratios 2.50:1, 1.50:1, 1.00:1
final drive 3.08:1
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

 

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