1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur - ARMORED

Price: US $40,000.00 Item location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Make: Rolls-Royce
  • Model: Silver Spur
  • Type: Sedan
  • Trim: Base Sedan 4-Door
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 2702
  • VIN: SCAZN0009BCX01539
  • Engine size: 6.8L 6750CC 412Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Base Sedan 4-Door

Up for sale is our 1981 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur armored vehicle. The car is immaculate; it has covered only 4,349km (2,702 miles) since new. Free continental USA shipping if above reserve!

CAR HISTORYThis exquisite Rolls-Royce was delivered in March 1981 in Geneva, Switzerland, and spent some time in the USA right afterwards, registered to the name of a well-known Saudi diplomat working in Washington. The car eventually returned to Switzerland, where it was used by the Saudi Embassy in Geneva and faithfully serviced for several years —our records stretch as far as 1994. The car made its way to Poland and then to the Netherlands, where we acquired it for our own collection in late 2015.
CAR SPECSLength - 5370mmWidth - 1887mmHeight - 1485mmEngine - 6.75L OHV V8Fuel system - Dual SU CarburettorsHorsepower - 237hp @ 4300rpmTorque - 451Nm / 332lb.ft @ 1600rpm
We are unsure on this car's weight, but we estimate that the extra armoring will make it closer to 3.5 tons.
COSMETICThe car is in near-perfect condition, free of rust. The custom-ordered fabric interior is as-new, with only some of the carphone cable insulation wearing off. We believe the car has been garaged all its life, as the original paint shows no wear or damage of any kind. The steering wheel is free of cracks, as is the gorgeous burlwood finish on the dashboard and window sills. Due to age, the windows are showing some delamination typical of armored vehicles of this vintage.
MECHANICALThe car has needed very little under our ownership. While being run on our collection's exhaust system once a month and driven sparingly, we have rebuilt the SU carburettors due to a malfunctioning float. The 6.75L engine idles flawlessly and pulls the enormous weight of the car with confidence. The Turbo Hydramatic GM400 3-speed gearbox delivers engine power with ease and smoothness. All electrical items work, as does the air conditioning. Fuel gauge is somewhat erratic, most likely due to an inconsistent fuel sender.
ARMORING MODIFICATIONSWe are unsure of the degree of armoring on the car, yet we lean towards thinking it's B4. The windows are nearly an inch thick, and the grille has a plating mesh. The car has reinforced door hinges, suspension and brakes. We are unsure on the undercarriage plating of the car, as our lifts are only rated for little over two tons.
DRIVING EXPERIENCEThe car starts with ease and shifts properly,adequatelyclimbing to highway speeds. While not a rocketship, it can comfortably maintain 65mph with ease and utter comfort. Most likely due to the armouring modifications, the brakes have been strengthened and make the car stop with unsuspected ease. While the car rides differently from most period Rolls-Royces, it balances armor protection and comfort with a slightly stiffer suspension, still gliding on the road. While some wind noise slips in past 50mph on the inch-thick window frames, the cabin is as quiet as when the car left its coachbuilder back in 1981.
INSPECTIONSWe welcome any and all inspections in our Dubai showroom, let us know in advance and we will get the car ready for you. If you are unable to inspect the car, we have taken over 200 pictures in our detailing bay for your viewing pleasure:
—Extensive photo shoot:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/e5v85zcjs3wowi3/AAAdx_Eqp-l88J7Hylscd50Pa?dl=0—Undercarriage photos:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/3obko9a7u218p3d/AADgMfiHiwpfL8R6cmRc5-INa?dl=0—Window thickness:https://www.dropbox.com/sh/agvznwl8tlkzm39/AAB79vUQN-2W01dlBxMUGFk3a?dl=0

If there are any details you would like to see up close, let us know via personal message and we will take a picture of them right away.

SHIPPING AND IMPORTWe ship all over the world from our Dubai headquarters. This vehicle, being a 1981, follows the 25-year-old rule for import in the United States and can be imported free of EPA or DOT restrictions. For USA customers, a 20-foot container should cost between $2,500 and $3,000 USD; contact us with your location to get a more accurate quote. Port fees and customs duties are the responsibility of the buyer.
We offer free shipping to most major ports in the continental USA for all bids above our low reserve price.

CONDITIONSThis car is sold as-is, where-is. All bids are final.
ABOUT TOMINI CLASSICSWhile the story behind Tomini Group stretches as far back as the 1950's, our collection originated in January 2010, when the Chairman purchased his first classic car, a 1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2-litre coupé. This purebred would later be joined by dozens of other select classics from all four corners of the world in what would eventually become Tomini Classics, Dubai's premier classic car showroom and gallery, the first and finest postwar classic car collection in the Middle East.

When designing our company headquarters in 2014, the Classics Department was given a purpose-built space, one where all cars could be displayed, stored and inspected by customers in the best possible conditions. Divided in two sections —our showroom and our private 'vault'—, our collection rotates on a periodic basis, maintaining a diverse and colourful variety of driving machines for enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy.

Our in-house team of highly qualified technicians and detailers ensures that our stable is maintained in top operational and cosmetic condition. Vehicles are driven and regularly maintained, often appearing at local, national and international automotive events such as the Emirates Classic Car Festival, the Kuwait Concours, Amelia Island and Pebble Beach, where they have received numerous awards.

We welcome clients from all over the world. In order to ease the understandable apprehension of buying a car from overseas, we perform an exhaustive pre-purchase inspection and can easily accommodate additional assessments by independent and brand specialists to ensure each transaction is professional, straightforward and utterly transparent.

For more information or any sales enquiries, you can reach Assyl Yacine atay@tominiclassics.comor call (+971) 4 306 2030, mentioning this eBay ad.

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