The automotive elite of the 1990s knew exactly where to find their transportation, and it didn’t come cheaply.
Rolls-Royce has a longstanding history as a premium automaker, dating back as far as the early 1900s and at one time referred to as the “best car in the world.” Consider that 26 years ago, a well-equipped Rolls-Royce had a price tag of $190,000. Inflated to 2020 dollars, that’s $330,000 today, which for many is still more than the price of a home.
The Pick of the Day is a Diamond Blue Silver 1994 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur III that’s been driven only 40,000 miles since new, according to the Marietta, Georgia, dealer advertising the Rolls on ClassicCars.com, who also notes that it comes with recent maintenance history including a refurbished braking system.
“This magnificent Spur III is in excellent condition throughout,” the seller says. “It garners all the ‘oohs and aahs’ any time out.”
The car looks right at home in the photo gallery parked in front what appears to be a large southern plantation mansion.
Low-volume exclusivity has always been the name of the game for Rolls-Royce. At the time of this writing, of the 38,478 vehicles listed for sale on the ClassicCars.com marketplace, just 261 are Rolls-Royces. That comes out to just 0.7%.
Power for this large luxo-sedan comes by way of a 6.75-liter V8, and a 4-speed automatic transmission puts that power to the ground, probably without rippling the surface of a beverage in the cup holders.
At $31,950, this Rolls-Royce provides a compelling opportunity to live the opulent high life with the budget of a new but generic Accord or Camry, especially If burled-walnut trim, wool carpeting and tray tables are high on your list of your car’s feature priorities.
To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.