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Lot No. 606 - 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph

Sold for: £33,750

A majestic UK-supplied Silver Seraph finished in Silver Pearl
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   5.4-litre, aluminium-alloy, BMW M73 V12 engine and five-speed automatic   Silver Pearl, French Navy Connolly Leather, and Burr Walnut. One of only 1,570  Supplied new by Murray Motor Co. in Edinburgh. 47,788 miles from new  Most recent service at 46,935 miles. 13 stamps in the service book   Supplied with a UK V5c and an MoT until 20th April 2019   The Graham Hull-penned Silver Seraph was a clear statement of Rolls-Royce's intention to reclaim the coveted title of producer of “The Best Car in the World”. Following a long gestation period, it was eventually only made for four years, from 1998 to 2002 and replaced the Silver Spur, which ended production in 1997. All Seraphs were hand-built at the factory in Crewe which stopped assembling Rolls-Royce models in 2002 but continued with Bentley.  The Seraph was powered by a 5.4-litre, aluminium-alloy, BMW M73 V12 engine making it the first twelve-cylinder Rolls-Royce since the 1939 Phantom III. The transmission was a five-speed automatic and standard electronics included digital engine management, adaptive ride control, and anti-lock brakes. The car had a base price of £155,175 in the UK at the time and just 1,570 Seraphs slipped quietly out of the Crewe gates during that four-year period. This elegant 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph is classically finished in Silver Pearl with French Navy Connolly Leather, Dark Blue Lambswool Rugs, and acres of Burr Walnut. The interior is traditionally comfortable with rear picnic tables, climate control, and electric front and rear heated seats. It was owned from 2004 by an elderly man, who had previously owned four other Rolls Royce, and in 2013 the car was transferred to his grandson, who had always admired it, but eventually found it a little impractical for city life and sold it. This Seraph has covered a gentle 47,788 miles and in 2017 was serviced and fitted with new hydraulic levelling costing over £4,600, new tyres and batteries. In June of this year, the car had an annual service and new rear discs and pads fitted. Supplied with its original book pack with handbooks and the car’s service book containing 13 stamps, a UK V5c and MOT tested until 20th April 2019, this Silver Seraph is a rather stylish and rare Rolls-Royce that ought not to be overlooked.   

Year of manufacture:
1998
Make:
Rolls-Royce
Chassis number:
SCALA61E7XCH01662
# of cylinders:
12
Engine capacity:
5379
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
R677 KSX
Model:
Silver Seraph
Engine number:
60661735

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