West Coast Classics are proud to present an exceptional example of this southern California 1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur II LWB Sedan with a very striking original color combination of 'Windsor Blue Metallic' paint (Code 9510484) and 'Tan' Connolly leather hides (Code A4178) and with only some 33K original miles! The car has obviously always been well maintained and serviced and garaged since new!
Obviously always a non-smoking car since new, this particular example has only 33K original miles and has obviously been only rarely driven and always well cared for, the car shows true pride of ownership. The beautiful 'Windsor Blue Metallic' paint with a 'Tan' Everflex roof is very striking with matching color combination Rolls Royce hubcaps and the car has a lovely 'Tan' 'Connolly' leather interior and matching carpets and trunk, all of which is in virtually flawless condition throughout.
The paint and all the chrome work, including the front grille and bumpers, is in outstanding condition. The original leather seats, dashboard and headliner show no signs of any major wear whatsoever. Obviously always garaged and owned by only obviously very careful and meticulous owner/drivers since new - never ever abused!
Recent service history includes all new AC system with new compressor, expansion valve & drier, hoses and clamps etc. The front and rear brakes pads and front calipers have been replaced as has the fuel pump and battery. The car drives exactly like a well maintained and serviced Rolls Royce should and must be driven to be fully appreciated and seen to be believed! The engine is extremely strong, the transmission is very smooth with Rolls Royce's legendary almost imperceptible shift and the engine temperature always remains cool. All the options are working as they should including the A/C. The car has a clean CARFAX report which can be viewed both on our EBay listing and on our website.
In mid 1987 Rolls Royce introduced the 20,000 series with a major redesign update from the previous models. To distinguish these updated cars and the serial number jumped from 15,000 to 20,000with this particular example being number 25,206. These models are referred to as the desirable 20,000 series as a result.
In 1989 the Mark II model was introduced to the 'Silver Spirit/Spur' line up - the models remained named the Silver Spirit and Silver Spur but the refinements and improvements included a redesign of dash with more modern instruments which improved the interior look quite considerably with the old rectangular trip computer box being replaced with better looking round gauges. The cars had an improved Bosch fuel injection system and a more robust cooling system and there were a number of design improvements to the brake system including ABS. The suspension was another innovation with the 'Automatic Ride Control' system adjusting the dampers in all four wheels in real time. There was also a new Japanese air conditioning system that replaced the old GM based system. Only 1,658 Silver Spur II's were built over a five year period of 1989-93.
'Connolly Leather' supplied the British car industry for over 125 years, including such legendary marques as Rolls Royce, Bentley, Aston Martin and Jaguar, supplying these manufacturer's highly finished leather which came from unfenced cows which produced unblemished hides and is a highly desirable original feature of any Rolls Royce or Bentley amongst Rolls Royce enthusiasts. This leather was also famously used for the seats of the 'Submarine Spitfire' in WWII, the luxury 'Concorde' aircraft and the luxury liner, the Queen Elizabeth II as well as all the benches in the British Houses of Parliament together with many other parliaments around the world. The business developed into a high profile company with clientele including royalty, celebrities, socialites and industry leaders and today Connolly accessory designs are top be found in many museums around the world. 'Connolly Leather' has stopped production since 2002 and any stocks left of the leather they had produced has already been depleted. Today, upholstery shops uses a 'Connolly' substitute leather supplied by different European tannery's that uses reportedly use the same Vaumol, Autolux and Laxan graining processes that Connoly used and is about as close as you can get to the original factory leather, but as any enthusiast will tell you, there is no substitute for the smell and feel of the authentically original 'Connolly' leather interior.
This long wheel base Silver Spur model is becoming increasingly hard to find in such fine condition with only some 1,658 models built in total during it's 1989-93 production years, or approximately only 331 cars per year!
For those who are unfamiliar, Rolls Royce no longer exists as it had for over one hundred years - this is one of the last in the original line of cars built in the legendary Rolls Royce factory in Crewe, England with a quality and craftsmanship that far surpasses that of today's mass produced models with many BMW parts - this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of automobile history, from a time when Rolls Royce was truly building the world's finest motor cars.