Original Owner Seller: 1987 Rolls Royce Silver Spur – SOLD!
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June 16, 2022, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
The son of the original owner is selling this grand dame of a luxury sedan, and it appears to be one of the nicest ones left. This 1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur is an iconic luxury car, but too often they appear as tired land yachts overloaded with complicated technology and high-end finishes that don’t respond well to neglect. So when an example appears as this one did in May 2022 on Craigslist in Seattle, Washington, it’s pretty hard to ignore. The paintwork is excellent, the interior is mint, and the mileage is low at just 73,000, all for an asking price of $20,000. Comparing that price against the Classic.com model guide seemingly indicates the seller is asking a fair price, with an average recorded sale price of $27,689, but with a most recent sale of $11,500, it’s not exactly a hot market for an old Silver Spur:
All too often, enthusiasts seem to write off big luxury sedans as viable collector cars, or at least as weekend cruisers worth owning. Part of it is just the image – who wants a stodgy old four-door – but I suspect more of it has to do with the fact that so many of these 80s luxury icons have been neglected for so long that they’re simply not worth owning at any price. The Silver Spur shown here may be one of the best, and at $20,000, that’s pretty darn affordable when you compare it to, say, owning the best Porsche 928 or Acura NSX. And given much of the rad era appeal is rooted in an image rather than the actual driving experience, it would seem that a car like the Rolls Royce would be a logical choice for a local car show focused on 80s icons rather than the typical hot hatch from the same era. And if you already have a sports car in the garage, a comfortable land yacht is a logical next step, especially one that is loaded with Britain’s finest carpets and wood trim.
The Men & Motors YouTube Channel provides a vintage road test of the four-inch short version of the Rolls Royce Silver Spur, the Silver Spirit:
The seller indicates this particular Rolls Royce has been in the family since new, belonging to his father up until Alzheimer’s took over his life and made driving impossible. Despite this, the family has continued their stewardship of dad’s pride and joy, making sure to run the car every few days and also keep up with the maintenance. This includes $7,000 worth of engine servicing over the last three years alone, which covered a water pump replacement, valve cover gasket, new front and rear main seals, brake booster, plugs and wires, and a new oil level transmitter. As you read through the listing, it becomes clear the seller and his brother grew up around this car, and with anecdotal mentions of how the back seat has barely been used and the white-wall tires are in excellent shape, you can see how their father likely pointed out the same features to them when they were kids. The photos don’t lie, as the interior and exterior condition does appear to be terrific, with the thick red carpeting presenting particularly well inside and the exterior paintwork gleaming despite the photos being taken on a cloudy day. Would you take on the challenge of maintaining a needy luxury car like this in exchange for likely having one of the best in existence?
Here’s the seller’s description:
“Dads Baby FOR SALE
1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur · LOCATED IN Seattle Washington￼ ZIP 98011
Asking for No Time Wasters!!
I have over 70 pics of you want more
THIS WAS ONCE A FLORIDA ROLLS ROYCE!
Dad had this SINCE BRAND NEW!
Extremely sad to say Dads Letting go of the rolls.
It’s been family ownd since new!!
Only 1 owner
super clean Car fax
Runs Smoother then a Cadillac. soft shifting luxury automobile.
I’ve had the absolute honor to drive this Car on the freeway last week A real FABULOUS DRIVE! Transmission shifts great.
No warning lights
No over heating issues
No Oil leaks
Starts up perfect on 1st try.
All wood grain in great shape.
Carpets really look new
Seats are super nice
CLEAN TITLE HISTORY.
NO ACCIDENTS a true cream puff.
Everything works including all lights.
Older mans Rolls.
Never driven rough
NO RUST! NO BODY DAMAGE No scratches.
Over $7,000 of newer motor parts in last 3 years receipts to show.
WATER PUMP KIT
OIL LEVEL TRANSMITTER w/ gasket
Near front and rear main seals
ignition wire set and Spark Plugs NEW
2 New Batterys
All near brake work all around.
VALVE COVER GASKET RUBBER AND SEAL
And Much more
Never had any mechanical issues always been service proper to prevent any maintenance￼
Plenty of memories, dad always had these luxury cars so he always babied them.
He was a true car Collector but this was his main￼ GAL.
My older brother starts this Rolls-Royce at least three times a month, it’s never sat without starting it .
we always kept the fluids up-to-date as well with the battery.
Only driven 1,000 miles in last 17 years.
Only 73,000 original mileage.
Top is in great condition.
Beautiful body beautiful interior
Back seat Barely ever￼ sat In.
Carpets never been Shampooed because they never needed it only vacuumed￼ when needed.￼
All power seats work just fine.
Heater works great.
If you ￼ plan on buying any Rolls-Royce it should be from the original owner ,or at least from a older man because those are the two types of people who take care of these cars
Usually you see these cars from owner to owner and abused.
I’ve always rememberd this Rolls being around the house as a kid, I’d never thought I see the day where he’s selling it, But that day is here.
Dad is a much older fella now days in his late 80s, Alzheimer’s is playing A big roll in his life right now, so driving is now a thing in the past for him.
Please understand that there’s plenty of sentimental value with this rolls, this should be an absolute honor to anybody to be able to drive this automobile.
They don’t make them the way they used to ,
and I will tell you this this is a true time capsule.
From The interior to the exterior everything is just about the way it should be.
A true color combination that will leave you ￼ STUNNED .
The tires are in great condition the white walls play their part extremely well.￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
The trunk is in perfect condition no smells no mold No RUST.
All lights turn signals and blinkers all work just fine
Call power windows rolled down and up just fine
No electrical issues whatsoever.
CLEAN Washington state title not salvage no rebuilt
If you’re interested please give me a phone call ￼ show contact info NO TEXT CALLS ONLY.
let’s not waste each others time please no scammers we are looking for honest people who will take on this Rolls-Royce and give it the love that we always did.
￼if you’re planning on shipping it please have your shipper ready otherwise I do know a few ￼ Company’s that I can lead you to. ￼
Email your phone number or call me
Make sure to leave ur number in email”
Dad’s pride and joy: would you take on the responsibility of being the next steward of this Silver Spur?