Sublime isolation, 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur to whisk you away

The Pick of the Day is an elegant yet affordable way to maintain social distance

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The Silver Spur would protect its occupants from the outside world

So, what classic car do you buy when the stock market is a mess, a global virus is causing people to isolate, and gas is only $2 a gallon? Well, how about your own personal isolation chamber, built in Crewe, England, in which you can sequester the entire family?

That would be the Pick of the Day, a 1984 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur, finished in Oyster metallic paint with a brown Everflex top and an interior lined with brown Connolly leather.

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The Silver Spur was Rolls-Royce’s replacement for the Silver Shadow and was the first new-car design for the company since the 1960. At the time, it was the most-expensive, most-exclusive and most-advanced luxury car you could buy.

This Rolls has been maintained for years by Acme Car Service in Hayward, California, according to the private seller in Alameda, California, advertising the sedan on ClassicCars.com. Acme Car Service is well-known to Rolls Royce and Bentley owners as being among the finest service shops in the US.   As a former Bentley owner while living in California, I am well familiar with their great service.

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The Acme techs recently have replaced the AC compressor, all engine hoses, replaced old solenoids and treated the leather seats, according to the seller, who has receipts for the work done during current ownership.

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The car includes a new Bluetooth radio/audio/phone system that utilizes the factory six speaker audio system, the seller notes.

The total original mileage on this Silver Spur is 78,655, according to the ad.  The car includes its Silver Spur hardcover owner’s manual, toolkit and digital files of the Electrical System Manual and Body Manual, and access to the Rolls Royce Technical Library.

The driving experience of a Silver Spur is nothing short of sublime, offering a level of cosseting that no other car of the era offers. 

While fuel mileage for the Rolls-Royce is only around 10 mpg, gas prices have fallen and the asking price for this most elegant isolation chamber is just $15,000.

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As a virus-isolation plus, this Rolls has the rear-seat picnic tables so that you can eat in some splendor after retrieving your take-out restaurant food.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Ah! Not quite right – the Silver Spur was the long wheelbase version of the Silver Spirit which was the replacement for the Silver Shadow ll.
    The Silver Spur was therefore the replacement for the Silver Wraith ll which was the long wheelbase version of the Silver Shadow ll. See? Close but no cigar.

    • Do y’all just not understand the format?
      Seller doesn’t write the article, author isn’t selling the car.
      Easy for anyone in any language with more than a room temperature IQ.
      Sigh.

  2. Good afternoon,

    Quite an interesting vehicle, could you please let me know how many actual miles does this car have,
    Thank you very kindly

    Bernard

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