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Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary

Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary, 1985
Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary, 1985, #FCX14017. From a limited series of only 25 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary this is No. 17. The 100,000th motor car produced by Rolls-Royce - t h e Centenary - does serve as a works demonstrator after having been in the custody of the Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club for several years.

The year 1985 was the year in which England celebrated 100 years of motoring. It was the year too, when the 100,000th motor car having been finished by Rolls-Royce was celebrated by the manufacturer. All the Derby- and Crewe-built Bentleys were included in the production figure 100,000. The company had taken their time, 81 years to be exact and this would have met with Sir Henry Royce's approval who had been a brilliant engineer and no rookie salesman. It was but appropriate that the company intended to use the Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary side by side with the other ambassadors of British engineering at its best: the original 1907 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and the little 1905 Rolls-Royce 10hp. A limited series of 25 identical cars, equally lavishly equipped with not even silver decanters spared, were eagerly snapped up by collectors worldwide.

Technical Data:
8 cylinder 90 degree V-configuration, aluminium-silicon alloy cylinder block with cast iron wet cylinder liners; bore x stroke 104.14 x 99.06 mm (4.1 x 3.9 in),capacity 6,750 cc, aluminium alloy cylinder heads; 2 SU carburettors (Bosch fuel injection on export models for North America); 3-speed automatic gearbox; hypoid bevel final drive; independent suspension with coil springs front and rear, hydraulic self-levelling height control rear; ventilated disc brakes front, plain discs rear; wheelbase 3.161 mm (124.5 in); tyres 235/70HR x 15

No. made:
26 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur Centenary

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