Ordered new by the a member of the Royal Family of Dubai
1999 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph
Chassis no. SCALA61E6XCX01844
After an 18 year production run, Rolls-Royce replaced its Silver Spur with an all-new model, the Silver Seraph. Designed during Vickers' ownership of Rolls-Royce, but with heavy influence from BMW, the Silver Seraph was a massive leap forward for the brand. Powered by BMW's 5.4-liter V12, the first Rolls to be powered by a twelve pot since the Phantom III, the Silver Seraph was also 65% stiffer than its predecessor. Debuting in 1998, along with its badge engineered Bentley twin the Arnage, the Silver Seraph would be the last Rolls built in Crewe and remain in production for only four years as the Rolls brand would eventually fall under the wing of BMW and Bentley under VW.
Between the Arnage and the Silver Seraph, the latter was the more luxury oriented. Designed to provide comfort and maximum waftability, its V12 was tuned more for stately but brisk accumulation of pace and suspension geared more toward comfort rather than cornering. The interior was awash with acres of Connolly leather hides, rich wood veneers, deep pile carpets, and shiny chrome switchgear. With a base price of over $220,000, it was one of the most expensive cars you could buy off the lot. In total, only 1,570 Silver Seraphs were produced before the new Phantom was released.
The offered Rolls is a particularly well equipped example. While Rolls is famous for its willingness to accommodate just about any wish that its owners may conjure up, few early Seraphs were ordered with much more than a choice of paint and interior colorthe gilded lily didn't need to be diamond encrusted too, so to speak. Ordered new by a member of the Royal Family of Dubai, it is finished in Arctica White with Parchment hides complimented with Autumn Tan piping and dashboard top roll, and a forest worth of burl oak veneer. Among the unique options selected were a large sunroof, a rear seat entertainment system, chrome wheels, and more.
Residing in Southern Florida since new, the Rolls has covered only a shade over 50,500 since leaving Crewe and been meticulously maintained throughout that time. A car not just fit for royalty, but in fact owned by royals, it is now ready to coddle its new owner in the lap of luxury.