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FROM THE MISSOULA AUTO MUSEUM COLLECTION Vehicle to be offered for Auction sale WITHOUT RESERVE and SOLD to the highest bidder January 19th – 22nd 2017 at Russo and Steeles 17th Annual Scottsdale Arizona Auction at the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Please contact us for more information.
In contrast to its usual policy of evolution rather than revolution Rolls-Royce introduced their New Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn New Rolls-Royce Silver Spirit and New Rolls-Royce Silver Spur models during late 1995. The extended-wheelbase version of the New R-R Silver Spur was still offered as a Rolls-Royce Touring Limousine and in addition it had been promoted a separate model the Rolls-Royce Park Ward. In response to market demand Rolls-Royce further decided that from the 1997 model year on a long-wheelbase chassis would be standard on all their models.
Powering all Rolls-Royce models for 1996 with the exception of the New Silver Dawn were V-8 engines delivering greater power output and lowered exhaust emissions. Derived from the long-running Rolls-Royce engine design the 6.75-litre 90-degree V-8 was based upon an aluminum-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast-iron liners and aluminum cylinder heads. Bosch Motronic fuel injection and digital ignition provided enhanced efficiency. A 4-speed automatic transmission 4-wheel independent suspension adaptive ride control 4-wheel disc brakes ABS and VR-rated tires provided incomparable refinement and high-speed performance. As before passenger compartments featured Connolly leather upholstery rich wooden veneers and comprehensive luxury amenities.
Offered from the Missoula Auto Museum Collection and without reserve this 1996 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur is one of only 507 examples of the New Rolls-Royce Silver Spur produced for 1995 through 1998 including the Silver Spur Touring Limousine.
A very well-equipped example it features a blue roof covering striking blue paint finish polished wheels upholstery piped blue matching carpeting and a very pleasing appearance consistent with good care inside and out.