<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 4
1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette

Sold for US$ 17,920 inc. premium
1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette
VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936

6,750cc OHV Aluminum V8 Engine
Bosch KE-Jetronic Fuel Injection
3-Speed GM Turbo Hydramatic Automatic Transmission
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Power Assisted Hydraulic Disc Brakes

*In the present ownership since 1994
*Approximately 26,000 miles from new
*Extremely rare period conversion Long Wheelbase model


THE SILVER SPUR

When Rolls-Royce replaced the Silver Shadow with the Silver Spirit in 1980, it brought traditional Rolls virtues with the values of the time as stricter safety and emissions requirements were quite different from when the Silver Shadow debuted in 1965. Design- and styling-wise, the Silver Spirit maintained a stiff upper lip but paid a visit to Carnaby Street with lower and wider coachwork and larger glass area. Inside you would find the usual sumptuous Rolls interior with the best leathers and wood artfully hewn by the finest craftsmen. As before, the 6.75-liter V-8 with twin SU carburetors (fuel injection for US and Japan exports until 1988, when it was made standard across the board) gave "adequate" power for all driving conditions. For those wanting a vehicle with a longer wheelbase, if not an auto to be driven by a chauffeur, the Silver Spur took over where the former Silver Wraith left off.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

A rare sight anywhere in the world, this Silver Spur Cabriolet is understood to have been converted from the original to the versatile form that we see it today in Italy. The creator of this is suggested to have been Frua, who famously also converted or built some Phantom VI cars, another possibility is that the modification was undertaken in Italy by Salvatore Diomante's specialist company, Autoconstruzioni Torino, who is known to have converted a handful of cars for Dino Fabbri of the publishing firm Fratelli Fabbri Editori.

The Rolls was purchased from noted car collector Chris Cox, who the seller reports was the second owner and has been in the present private collection ownership for 25 years where it has been exercised generally for entertaining purposes. At the time of writing the mileage has risen to a modest 26000 miles, which is almost certainly original.

Looking every bit the 1980s conveyance of the Wall Street, "Greed is good", era, this interesting snapshot of that time will surely draw attention wherever it rolls...

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the odometer does not appear to be working currently and therefore the mileage quoted cannot be considered accurate.
Contacts
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
<b>1987 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Landaulette</b><br />VIN. SCAZN42A9HCX16936
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

Like the vast majority of auctioneers Bonhams charge what is known as a Buyer's Premium. Buyer's Premium on all Automobilia lots will adhere to Bonhams group policy:

25% up to £50,000 of hammer price,
20% from £50,001 to £1,000,000 of hammer price,
and 12% on the balance thereafter. This applies to each lot purchased and is subject to VAT.

For Motor Cars and Motorcycles a 15% Buyer's Premium is payable on the first £50,000 of the final Hammer Price of each Lot, and 12% on any amount by which the Hammer Price exceeds £50,000. VAT at the standard rate is payable on the Premium by all Buyers, unless otherwise stated.

Some lots may be subject to VAT on the Hammer Price. These lots will be clearly marked with the relevant symbol printed beside the lot number in the catalog.

Payment Notices

Payment for purchases may be made in or by (a) cash, (b) cashier's check or money order, (c) personal check with approved credit drawn on a U.S. bank, (d) wire transfer or other immediate bank transfer, or (e) Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover credit, charge or debit card. Please note that the amount of cash notes and cash equivalents that can be accepted from a given purchaser may be limited.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Special Car Dealer Notices

For all registerable Vehicles, Bonhams is acting as an Arizona dealer, number L00012102