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.
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.
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.
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.
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.